Engineering & Technology / Railways & Railway Memorabilia / The Underground Story by Hugh Douglas Hugh Douglas Robert Hale, 1963: first edition hardcover in dust jacket: 208 pages: 23 black and white illustrations: three black and white maps.  Synopsis: A railway engineering and social history describing Charles Pearson's construction of the first London Underground Railway built to relieve  late 19th Century  London congestion in response  to  popular demand.  The book includes Pearson's fight against bureaucratical prejudice and  opposition from those with self-interest; the enthusiasm from the travelling public; the social consequences  of the necessary demolition ; and the commercial difficulties of the project.  A list of principal dates precedes the foreword, black and white illustrations and maps support the text.  Contents: -- Chapters entitled as follows: -- London's Dying.  The Great Operation Begins.  Banquet at a Station.  Crisis!  Crisis!  Railways Everywhere.  Completing the Circle.  Some's Gone to the Work'us.  The Hands of  Esau.  Take A Twopenny Tube  Young Man.  The Transatlantic Tycoon.  Creator of London's Transport.  Pick of the Posters.  A Ticket to Safety.  Full Circle.  Bibliography.  Index.  Condition: used ex-library book: dust jacket worn and enclosed in transparent cover: library book plate and with drawn from sales stickers to front endpapers small library stamps to  some lower pages: some division to endpaper hinges: small stains and finger marks to some pages: overall acceptable. used books
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  • Book Title: The Underground Story
  • Author: Hugh Douglas
  • ISBN: MW009871323
  • Publisher: Robert Hale
  • Year Published: 1963
  • Our Normal Price: £17.60 GBP ($22.18 USD)
  • 10% Discounted Price: £15.84 GBP ($19.96 USD)
  • Description: Robert Hale, 1963: first edition hardcover in dust jacket: 208 pages: 23 black and white illustrations: three black and white maps. Synopsis: A railway engineering and social history describing Charles Pearson's construction of the first London Underground Railway built to relieve late 19th Century London congestion in response to popular demand. The book includes Pearson's fight against bureaucratical prejudice and opposition from those with self-interest; the enthusiasm from the travelling public; the social consequences of the necessary demolition ; and the commercial difficulties of the project. A list of principal dates precedes the foreword, black and white illustrations and maps support the text. Contents: -- Chapters entitled as follows: -- London's Dying. The Great Operation Begins. Banquet at a Station. Crisis! Crisis! Railways Everywhere. Completing the Circle. Some's Gone to the Work'us. The Hands of Esau. Take A Twopenny Tube Young Man. The Transatlantic Tycoon. Creator of London's Transport. Pick of the Posters. A Ticket to Safety. Full Circle. Bibliography. Index. Condition: used ex-library book: dust jacket worn and enclosed in transparent cover: library book plate and with drawn from sales stickers to front endpapers small library stamps to some lower pages: some division to endpaper hinges: small stains and finger marks to some pages: overall acceptable.
  • Condition: Collectable- Acceptable
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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