To mark the 150th anniversary of London's underground, this wonderful new book provides a photographic examination from the mid 1950s onwards. This eventful period saw the gradual withdrawal of older prewar types of rolling stock and the introduction of new types, along with the gradual transition from the traditional red livery to the unpainted aluminium that marked Underground stock from the early 1960s. There was also a significant extension of the network with the completion of the Victoria Line and the construction of the Jubilee Line in two stages as well as the extension of the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow.
Published in a large format, this beautiful book contains over 200 colour images the vast majority previously unpublished. With additional sections on Underground architecture and stations, infrastructure and depots, locomotives steam and electric, engineer's locomotives and rolling stock and signage, this book will be ideal for those wishing to learn more about the impressive history behind one of the country's best loved institutions.
Authors: John Scott Morgan
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing