London Transport

Author: James Fowler
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1789739535
File Size: 53,79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 3041
Download

This book is a timely assessment of a unique hybrid public body with a system of governance that once made London transport domestically popular and internationally admired: the London Passenger Transport Board.

London Transport

Author: Peter Waller
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473871204
File Size: 61,16 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 5259
Download

The final volume in the ‘Regional Tramways’ series focuses on the history of tram operation in the London area. Starting the story with the pioneering horse tramways operated by George Francis Train in the 1860s, the book narrates how the various horse, steam, cable and electric tramways evolved in the period leading up to the creation of the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933. The primary focus of the book is the period immediately after World War 2 when, following the retention of the tramways for longer than anticipated, the process of conversion – codenamed ‘Operation Tramaway’ – saw almost 1,000 trams eliminated from the streets of London in less than two years. Also covered in the book are the two second-generation tramways – the Docklands Light Railway and Croydon Tramlink – which now serve parts of the Greater London area. The book concludes with an overview of those London trams that survive into preservation.

London S Transport Recalled

Author: Martin Jenkins
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 152672698X
File Size: 76,83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 7832
Download

The rich variety of transport in the London area – stretching out as far as the one time limit of London Transport’s green bus operation – is reflected in this color album from Martin Jenkins and Charles Roberts. Both authors have long-standing connections with the Capital and, using mainly previously unpublished color views from the period 1948-1969, have assembled a remarkable array of views covering all modes of transport. The reader is taken on a fascinating journey of discovery, not knowing what will be around the next corner encountering buses, trams and trolleybuses; main line steam, diesel and electric; London Transport electric and steam as well as little known industrial railways; activities on the Thames, in docks and on canals; liners, ferries and pleasure steamers; plus aviation and even a coal merchant’s horse drawn cart. The images have been selected wherever possible to show changing streetscapes, buildings and fashions and will appeal to those who remember the period as well as the London of today. The stunning color reproduction brings the pictures to life, as do informative captions. The book is a tribute to those photographers who had the foresight to record scenes before they were swept away in the name of progress.

London Transport S Last Buses

Author: Matthew Wharmby
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1473869706
File Size: 45,36 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 8241
Download

The Olympian was Leyland's answer to the competition that was threatening to take custom away from its second-generation OMO double-deck products. Simpler than the London Transportcentric Titan but, unlike that integral model, able to respond to the market by being offered as a chassis for bodying by the bodybuilder of the customer's choice, the Olympian was an immediate success and soon replaced both the Atlantean and Bristol VRT as the standard double-decker of the NBC. It wasn't until 1984 that London Transport itself dabbled with the model, taking three for evaluation alongside trios of contemporary double-deckers.The resulting L class spawned an order for 260 more in 1986, featuring accessibility advancements developed by LT in concert with the Ogle design consultancy, but the rapid changes engulfing the organisation meant that no more were ordered. During the 1990s company ownerships shifted repeatedly as the ethos of competition gave way to the cold reality of big business, an unstable situation which even saw London's bus operations broken up.The L class was split between three new companies, but the backlog of older vehicles to replace once corporate interests released funding ensured the buses up to a further decade in service. Finally, as low-floor buses swept into the capital at the turn of the century, Olympian operation at last declined, and the final examples operated early in 2006.This profusely illustrated book describes the diversity of liveries, ownerships and deployments that characterised the London Leyland Olympians' two decades of service.

London Transport

Author: John A. S. Hambley
Editor:
ISBN: 9781897817889
File Size: 23,71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 1265
Download


London Transport

Author: London Transport Executive
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 45,77 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 3463
Download


London Transport Act 1969

Author: Great Britain
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 41,61 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 2214
Download


The Man Who Built London Transport

Author: Christian Augustus Barman
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 49,58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 685
Download


London Transport Posters

Author: Michael F. Levey
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 26,17 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 9056
Download


Annual Report And Accounts London Transport Board

Author: London Transport Board
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 71,68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 9775
Download


The Moving Metropolis

Author: Sheila Taylor
Editor: Te Neues Publishing Group
ISBN: 9783823854869
File Size: 75,74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 8584
Download

Over the past two centuries, the city of London has grown at an incredible rate. This growth has been closely linked with the expansion of its public transport services, facilitating its dramatic urban expansion in the Victorian era and its later suburban expansion up to the mid-twentieth century. The Moving Metropolis is the first work to cover the entire history of public transport in London. Filled with contemporary and vintage photographs, sketches, plans, and engravings, it brings to life every significant phase, from early water transport, horse buses, trolleys, and the steam underground up to the tube and the colorful double-decker buses that have made getting around London's famously haphazard streets both an adventure and a pleasure. The book is organized chronologically, with each chapter containing an illustrated opening essay, hundreds of images highlighted by extensive captions, and sidebars that focus on intriguing themes. In addition to illustrations of vehicles, stations, and waiting rooms, there are contemporary photographs and engravings of the construction and operation of the transport network, its innovative and artfully designed posters, and the personalities and structures that lend the system -- and its history -- its remarkable character. The wealth of visual and textual material in this generous volume amply demonstrates how intimately intertwined are the history of London and its public transport.

Underground Art

Author: Oliver Green
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 16,40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 1934
Download

Under the enlightened rule of publicity officer Frank Pick, many of the major and unsung minor artists from Britain, Europe and the US produced their finest work as commissions for the London Underground. London Transport did not merely promote travel by tube, it encouraged its patrons to go to plays and concerts, visit the Zoo, go to the country for the day or move to Metroland.

London Transport In The Blitz

Author: Michael Baker
Editor: Ian Allen Pub
ISBN: 9780711034785
File Size: 16,33 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 9001
Download

Up until the 20th century warfare was fought on the battlefield; it rarely impacted on the civilian population, unless as with Paris in 1870/71 a major city was under siege. All this changed with the development of aircraft; suddenly there was an additional dimension to warfare. World War 1 saw the first limited raids on urban areas but it was World War 2 that was to force Britain's towns and cities into the front-line. Whilst many town and cities — such as Coventry and Plymouth — suffered severe damage, it was the Greater London area that sustained the longest and most damaging onslaught, from the early bombing raids of 1940 through to the V1s and V2s of the later years of the war. Central to the viability of the city during the war was London Transport; not only did its Underground stations provide essential additional air raid shelters but its buses, trains, trams and trolleybuses had to continue to operate throughout the period, despite sustaining vast damage to vehicles and infrastructure. As with the Metropolis more generally, London Transport battled through the war to emerge victorious at the end. This readable book provides an anecdotal rather than detailed history of London Transport during the period between 1939 and 1945. Michael Baker, who was born just before the war and grew up in London during the period, is a master of narrating a good story interweaved with hard facts. This book will be based around a series of themes — eg dealing with bomb damage, air raids, make do and mend, etc — that will be drawn from personal reminiscences and stories from local newspapers.

London Travel Survey 1954

Author: London Transport Executive
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 12,37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 2194
Download


Race And Labour In London Transport

Author: Dennis Brooks
Editor: London ; New York : Published for the Institute of Race Relations and the Acton Society Trust by Oxford University Press
ISBN:
File Size: 35,71 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 9576
Download


Aldenham Works

Author: London Transport
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 69,99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 9654
Download


London Transport

Author: William Gilbert
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973742715
File Size: 72,62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 5189
Download

London in the nineteen eighties: Gordon Gecko wanabes; small time criminals; homesick tax exiles; teenage mothers; bargemen; dilapidated Victorian architecture; Stalinist council estates; and a pensive tube train driver.