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Amazing Read, The Pace Ambles and shoots forward like the tube!
on 13 January 2011
Amazing Read, The Pace Ambles and shoots forward like the tube leaving the station. From the beginnings to rapid expansions and integration from the past to today and beyond.
The history of the London Underground is told in rich story. Thought the plans and people and not facts, stats and figures. The role the metro played in the development of London, movement of people and mass transit in the world of the world is clearly and explained.
Much has already been said here. I thought I already knew a fair about the London Underground but the history told here have a detailed story about its development that is not so well explained any where else.
Only through understanding the history can you really appreciated how lucky we are to have this transport network. Although trying to remember that when deep on the Bakerloo line mid summer close to fainting, it might be hard to forgive!
The main reason for this book not getting five starts is the total lack of images and diagrams. Much of these historical photos and maps are in the public domain, I don't understand why the author neglected to make use of these.
Oh and unlinke most tube trips this books is over way too soon.