Moving People: From Street to Platform – 100 Years UNDERGROUND (Print)

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Author: RAYMOND ORTON
Format: HARD (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 1999

$45.00

330 in stock

Description

A visually exciting history of the development of the train network in the historical London Underground from 1863 to 1999 and the development of the escalators which move vast numbers of passengers from the streets of London, England to the platforms underground. Over 70 phenomenal photos from the London Transport Museum, many digitally restored by Grey Gale Creations.

Some extraordinary illustrations (previously unpublished) are of the original tunnels being built as well as the Underground being used as shelters in the World War II Bombing raids on London.

Escalators have been in public service on the London Underground since the first installation of the two Seeberger machines at Earls Court Station in 1911. The public acceptance of these machines made them the most convenient form of vertical transportation within London's Underground Railway system.

This book traces the history and development of these machines, from Jesse Reno's Spiral in 1906, to the most modern installations of the books publication date.

Researcher: Nick Gaw | Book Design: John Gale and Grey Lipley

Coffee-table sized at 11" x 9 1/2" Hard Cover | 77 Pages | 3 lbs.

CHAPTERS:

THE EARLY UNDERGROUND RAILWAY

CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY

THE FIRST ESCALATORS

THE SPIRAL WALKWAY

THE SEEBERGER MACHINES

TIME FOR A CHANGE 1924 TO 1929

THE M SERIES 1930

THE 1939-1945 WAR

POST WAR MODERNISATION

THE VICTORIA LINE

THE FACTORY ASSEMBLED ESCALATOR

THE MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS

THE JUBILEE LINE EXTENSION

Author Bio

Ray Orton is an engineer who enjoys his work in a way that others find infectious. His unbounded passion, shared by Nick Graw, has resulted in the writing of his personal insight into the development of the escalators, moving vast numbers of passengers through London's historic Underground train network.