Author: Robert Griffiths
Publisher: Past & Present Publishing Ltd
The Central Line of London's Underground railway system opened in 1900 between Bank and Shepherds Bush, and was extended westwards to Greenford and West Ruislip in stages until 1948. Meanwhile services were also extended north-eastwards to Epping and Ongar, including the Fairlop Loop and incorperating sections of former overground steam railways.
In its more than 50 miles of track, the Central Line provides a great variety of locations in 'tube' and in the open air, and is treated in traditional 'past and present' style by Underground train driver Rob Griffiths. This unique book includes a fascinating selection of historic 'past' views, each paired with the equivalent scene today - not surprisingly there have been changes in more than a century of operation. As well as recording the locations, Rob also looks at the line's rolling-stock and signalling.