The story of the underground railway system is the story of the growth of the modern city. The tremendous upsurge in trade and communications, which began in Victorian times, led to a situation where the main line railway stations of our cities rapidly became isolated from the centres of business, and the idea of small linking railways between terminals came into being. The first part of Mr. Nock's book deals with general principles and concentrates on the development of the underground railway in London, but as the title of the book suggests, it goes on to include systems from all over the world--the Paris Metro, the New York system, the Madrid Metro, the Moscow Metro, the San Francisco system, the Canadian subways and European development in general. Signalling, automation and such fascinating and little-known sidelights as a Post Office Tube system are also fully covered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Saint Martin's Press, Incorporation

    175 5th Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10010
  • Authors:
    • NOCK, O S
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 288 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Saint Martin's Press, Incorporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM