Post by theblackferret on May 29, 2019 10:10:04 GMT
Yes, before even I was born!
London's Underground, by Henry F Howson, Ian Allen, of which I got a first edition, without dust-cover today.
This is the entire network as it stood in 1951 in very readable format for the ordinary citizen, with an overview of how it evolved and how it runs-if you want to be a ticket-clerk, here's how.
And there are lots of photos, including some that were historical to 1951, and others that were cutting edge to 1951.
I've seen other editions around, the third from 1962, the sixth from 1982, but can't comment on the mix of the above in those, but this one is truly fascinating, including a couple of pages summarising the Working Party plans from 1949 & with a couple of Whoops! Apocalypse footnotes regarding the Camberwell-bound Bakerloo extension & the Northern Heights plans.
I'd be interested to know if anyone else knows whether this was produced as a sort of advanced tourist guide for the Festival Of Britain in 1951, with the number of people using the Tube to get to the site?
And if you call me brother now,forgive me if I enquire, just according to whose plan?-Leonard Cohen Story Of Isaac We don't want to save the world, we want to kill the human race-The Meteors Teenagers From Outer Space