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London's Labyrinth

by Fiona Rule The History Press (November 01, 2018)

London's Labyrinth exposes the sinister side of the subterranean city in Victorian times: from the shocking bomb attacks on the Metropolitan and District Lines in 1883 to the sad tale of unrequited love at Charing...

Journey to Crossrail

by Stephen Halliday The History Press (October 01, 2018)

Why did London have to wait so long for a main line railway beneath its streets? For a few years in the mid-nineteenth century, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s broad gauge Great Western trains ran from Reading to...

St Pancras International

by The History Press The History Press (September 03, 2018)

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of St Pancras Station, this absorbing new book brings together 150 facts revealing many little known details about the long history of this iconic building and its surroundings....

Inside British Rail

by Stephen Poole The History Press (January 19, 2018)

Stephen Poole worked on three of British Rail’s five geographical Regions and then for three of the BR business sectors, thereby experiencing a vast range of operational, business and management styles and...

The Southern Handbook

by David Wragg The History Press (August 01, 2017)

The Southern Railway may not have been the most glamorous of the ‘Big Four’ companies that emerged from the grouping of 1923, but it was the great innovator. In the 1930s the Southern pioneered the first...

The LNER Handbook

by David Wragg The History Press (July 03, 2017)

Renowned for its express locomotive Mallard setting a world speed record (126mph) for steam locomotives that endures to this day, the London & North Eastern Railway was the second largest of the ‘Big Four’...

Schoolboy, Servant, GWR Apprentice: The Memoirs of Alfred Plumley 1880-1892

by David Wilkins The History Press (June 02, 2017)

A unique glimpse into the life of a young servant boy and GWR apprentice in the late nineteenth century