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The History of the Bakerloo Line
Crowood

The History of the Bakerloo Line

Regular price £20.00 £0.00 Unit price per

The Bakerloo is the dull brown line on London's iconic tube map. It doesn't have the multiple branches of the Northern or District Lines, the loops of the Piccadilly or the Central, or the puzzling shape of the non-circular Circle. But its nondescript appearance belies a history encompassing fraud in the boardroom and drama in the courtroom for a line first conceived by sports enthusiasts and finished by Chicago gangsters.

With around 120 photographs, this book

  • provides a history of its development from obtaining Parliamentary permission and raising finance through to geology and construction techniques
  • details its operation including rolling stock, signalling, stations and signage from the beginning to the current day
  • reveals the impact of the two World Wars
  • remembers some of the accidents and tragedies that befell the line
  • describes its evolution up to the present day and beyond

Softback, 160 pages, 118 black & white and colour illustrations

ISBN: 9781785007453

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