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 Our Books

Andrew Phipps: U-BAHN, S-BAHN & TRAM IN LONDON - Urban Rail in the British Capital

London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Trams, London Overground, TfL Rail/Elizabeth Line & National Rail

May 2021, 160 pages, Network maps, approx. 300 colour photos, text German & English, ISBN 3 936573 61 9 - More info


Robert Schwandl: TRAM ATLAS BRITAIN & IRELAND

incl. London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Trams + Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Edinburgh & Dublin + feat. Tyne-and-Wear Metro, Liverpool Merseyrail & Glasgow Subway

Nov 2015, 160 pages, Network maps, approx. 300 colour photos, text German & English, ISBN 3 936573 45 9 - More info

 

 

 General Books on the London Underground and its History

John R. Day & John Reed: STORY OF LONDON'S UNDERGROUND - Capital Transport, 2019, ISBN 978-1854144409

Oliver Green: London's Underground: The Story of the Tube – White Lion Publishing, 2019, 978-0711240131

Antony Badsey-Ellis: The Birth of the Tubes - 2019, Capital Transport, ISBN 9781854144416

Reiss O’Neill: Today’s London Underground - Pen & Sword Transport, 2018, ISBN 9781473823471

Antony Badsey-Ellis: Building London's Underground. From Cut-and-Cover to Crossrail - Capital Transport, 2016, ISBN 9781854143976

Paul Moss: London Underground Manual: Designing, Building and Operating the World's Oldest Underground Rail Network (Haynes Manuals) – J H Haynes & Co, 2014, ISBN 978-0857333698

John Scott Morgan: London Underground in Colour since 1955 – Ian Allan Publishing, 2013, ISBN 978-0711037007

David Long: London Underground. Architecture, Design & History - History Press, 2011, ISBN 9780752458120

Kevin McCormack: London Underground Steam – Ian Allan, 2011, ISBN 9780711034068

Antony Badsey-Ellis: London's Lost Tube Schemes. - Capital Transport, 2005, ISBN 1854142933

Christian Wolmar: The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground Was Built and How It Changed the City Forever. - Atlantic Books, 2005, ISBN 1843540231

John Glover: London's Underground. - Ian Allan Publishing, 2003, ISBN 0711029350

Christian Wolmar: Down the Tube: The Battle for London's Underground. - 2002, Aurum Press; ISBN 1854108727

Bob Bayman: Underground Official Handbook. - Capital Transport Publishing, 2000, ISBN 1854142216

Mecca Ibrahim: One Stop Short of Barking: Uncovering the London Underground - New Holland Publishers, 2004, ISBN 1843307081

Stephen Halliday: UNDERGROUND TO EVERYWHERE. - Aug. 2001,, Sutton Publishing, ISBN 075092585X

Glover, John: London's Underground - The World's Premier Underground System - Ian Allan Publishing, 1999

Glover, J. : The London Underground in Colour. - Ian Allan Publishing, 1997

Glover, J.: ABC London Underground. - Ian Allan Publishing, 1997

Desmond F. Croome, Alan A. Jackson: Rails Through the Clay: A History of London's Tube Railways. - 1993, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854141511

 

 Books on Individual Underground Lines

Mike Horne: London's District Railway Volume 2: Twentieth Century – Capital Transport, 2019, ISBN 978-1854144300

Mike Horne: London's District Railway: Nineteenth Century (A History of the Metropolitan District Railway) – Capital Transport, 2018, ISBN 978-1854144256

Irene Hawkes: A History of the Metropolitan Railway & Metro-Land - Oxford Publishing Company, 2018, ISBN 9780860936749

Mike Horne: The Hammersmith & City Railway 150 Years – London Underground Ltd/Nebulous Books, 2014, ISBN 978 0 9507416 8 0

Clive Foxell: Images of 150 Years of the Metropolitan Railway - The History Press, 2012, ISBN 9780752470092

Anthony Badsey-Ellis, Mike Horne: The Aldwych Branch - Capital Transport, 2009, ISBN 978-1854143211

Robert Griffiths: The Central Line (London's Underground Past and Present) - Past & Present Publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-1858952178

Mike Horne: The Piccadilly Tube. A History of the first 100 years - Capital Transport 2007, ISBN 9781854143051

Antony Badsey-Ellis: The Hampstead Tube - A History of the first 100 years - Capital Transport, 2007, ISBN 9781854143129

J. E. Connor: Branch Line to Ongar, including the Hainault Loop - Middleton Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1906008055

Vic Mitchell, Keith Smith: Baker Street to Uxbridge and Stanmore – Middleton Press, 2006, ISBN 978-1904474906

Simon Murphy: NORTHERN LINE EXTENSIONS. Golders Green to Edgware 1922-24 - Tempus 2005, ISBN 9780752434988

Tony Beard: By Tube beyond Edgware - Capital Transport, 2001, ISBN 978-1854142467

J.C. Gillham: WATERLOO AND CITY RAILWAY. - 2001, Oakwood Press, ISBN 085361525X

David Bennett: Architecture of the Jubilee Line Extension. - 2004, British Nuclear Energy Society, ISBN 0727730886

Clive Foxell: Memories of the Met & GC Joint Line – Clive Foxell, 2002, ISBN 0 9529184 3 9

Clive Foxell: The Story of the Met & GC Joint Line – Clive Foxell, 2001, ISBN 0 9529184 2 0

Kenneth Powell: The Jubilee Line Extension. - 2000, 207 p., Laurence King Publishing, ISBN, 1856691845

S.K. Fullalove: The Jubilee Line Extension. (Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers). - 1998, Thomas Telford Ltd, ISBN 0727727826

Charles E. Lee: Metropolitan District Railway - Oakwood, 1988

John Glover: Metropolitan Railway - Ian Allan Publ. 1998

Dennis Edwards and Ron Pilgrim: The Golden Years of the Metropolitan Railway and the Metro-land Dream – Bloomsbury Books, 1988, ISBN 1 870630 11 4

Alan A Jackson: London's Metropolitan Railway. - 1986, 416 p., David & C; ISBN 0715388398

Jim Blake, Jonathan James: Northern Wastes: Scandal of the Uncompleted Northern Line. - 48 pages, 1993, North London Transport Society, ISBN 0946383049

Dennis Edwards, Ron Pigram: Metro Memories. A Pictorial History of Metro-Land - Midas Books 1977, 1980, ISBN 085936058X

Dennis Edwards, Ron Pigram: The Romance of Metro-Land Memories. A Further Pictorial History of the Countryside Served by the Old Metropolitan Railway - Bloomsbury Books 1979, ISBN 1870630378

The CAPITAL TRANSPORT Series - colour-illustrated history of individual lines:

The District Line by P. Connor - June 2006
The Central Line
by G Bruce - Spring 2006
The Victoria Line by Mike Horne - Aug 2004
The Metropolitan Line by Mike Horne - 2003
The Circle Line by Desmond F. Croome - Feb. 2003
The Northern Line
by Mike Horne, Bob Bayman
The Piccadilly Line by Desmond Croome
The Bakerloo Line by Mike Horne - 2001
The Jubilee Line by Mike Horne - 1999

 

 Books on Station Architecture

David Bownes: Hidden London - Discovering the Forgotten Underground – Yale University Press, 2019, ISBN 978-0300245790

Jason Cross: London Underground Guide 2019 - Train Crazy Publishing, 2019, ISBN 978-1907648274

Jason Cross: A to Z London Underground Stations - Train Crazy Publishing, 2019, ISBN 978-1907648267

Oliver Green: The Tube: Station to Station on the London Underground – Shire Publications, 2012, ISBN 978-0747812272

Stephen Durnin: London Underground Stations - Capital Transport Publishing, 2010, ISBN 9781854143396

John Glover: London Underground Stations in Colour (for the Modeller and Historian) - Ian Allan Publishing, 2009, ISBN 9780711033498

David Lawrence: Bright Underground Spaces. The Railway Stations of Charles Holden. - Capital Transport Publishing, 2008, ISBN 9781854143204

Douglas Rose: Tiles of the Unexpected, Underground – Capital Transport, 2007, ISBN 978-1854143105

David Leboff: The Underground Stations of Leslie Green - 2002, Capital Transport, London, ISBN 1854142550

Simon James: MIND THE GAP - 2001, HarperCollins Illustrated, ISBN 0007114478 - A photographic history of the Underground's terminus stations.

David J. Taylor: NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR THE UNDERGROUND. - Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142437

David Lawrence: Underground Architecture - Capital Transport Publishing, 1994, ISBN 1854141600

David Leboff: London Underground Stations – Ian Allan, 1994, ISBN 0 7110 2226 7

J.E. Connor: ABANDONED STATIONS OF LONDON'S UNDERGROUND. A Photographic Record. - Connor & Butler, Colchester, 2000, ISBN 0947699309

J.C. Connor: London's Disused Underground Stations. - 2nd edition, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 185414250X

Laurence Menear: LONDON'S UNDERGROUND STATIONS. A Social and Architectural Study. - Baton Transport, 1983, ISBN 0859361241

 

 Books on Underground Rolling Stock & Operation

Robert Pritchard, Alan Yearsley: UK Metro & Light Rail Systems – 2019, Platform 5, ISBN 978-1-909431-69-9

Piers Connor: The London Underground Electric Train. - Crowood Press, 2015, ISBN 9781785000133

Ben Muldoon: London Underground Rolling Stock Guide. - Ian Allan Publishing, 2014, ISBN 9780711038073

Kim Rennie: Underground and Overground Trains – Capital Transport, 2017, ISBN 978-1854144171

Paul Jordan and Paul Smith: London Rail – A Guide to TfL’s Depots and Stabling Points – Crecy Publishing, 2015, ISBN 9781908347350

Graeme Gleaves: Electrifying the Underground – Amberley Publishing, 2014, ISBN 9781445622033

Brian Hardy: London Underground Rolling Stock. - 2002, Capital Transport, ISBN 9781854142634

Paul Moss: Underground Movement. - 2000, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142267

Piers Connor: The 1938 Tube Stock. - Capital Transport, 1989

Brian Hardy: Underground Train File: Tube Stock 1933-1959. - 2001, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142356

Brian Hardy: Underground Train File: Surface Stock 1933-1959. - 2002, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 185414247X

John Glover: Principles of London Underground Operations

J. Graeme Bruce: Underground Train Overhaul - Capital Transport, 1991

 

 Docklands Light Railway

Pearce, Alan, Stephen Jolly & Brian Hardy: DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAIL - Official Handbook. - Capital Transport, new edition 2006, ISBN 9781854142986

Jolly: Docklands Light Railway - Capital Transport, 1998

 

 Maps & Map History

Myles Munsey: Railway Track Diagrams, Book 5 – Southern & TfL – Trackmaps, 2019, ISBN 978-1-9996271-2-6

Joe Brown: London Railway Atlas - 5th edition, Crécy Publishing, 2018, ISBN 978-0-86093- 68-9

Paul Smith, Paul Jordan: The London Railway Atlas: Then and Now – Nostalgia Road Publications, 2016, ISBN 978-1908347435

John Dodd: Maps of London's Transport - Design Development in the First Half of the Twentieth Century - Capital Transport, 2016, ISBN 978-1-85414-400-3

Claire Dobbin: London Underground Maps: Art, Design and Cartography – Lund Humphries Publishers, 2012, ISBN 978-1848221048

Maxwell J. Roberts: Underground Maps After Beck - , 2005, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN: 1854142860

Tim Demuth: Spread of London's Underground - 2004, Capital Transport, ISBN 1854142771

Roger Collings: The Way Out Tube Map. - 2001, Drumhouse Ltd, ISBN 1899743014

Rose, Douglas: THE LONDON UNDERGROUND. A Diagrammatic History - Capital Transport, 2000

LONDON RAILWAY MAP. - 2nd edition, Quail Map Company, 101.5cm x 76cm, colour, ISBN 1898319545

John Yonge: London Transport Railway Track Map - Quail, 1995

Ken Garland: Mr Beck's Underground Map - Capital Transport Publishing, 1994, ISBN 1854141686

David Leboff & Tim Demuth: No Need To Ask. Early Maps of London's Underground Railways. - 1999, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142151

 

 Various

Jonathan Riddell: Away from it All by Underground – Capital Transport, 2021, ISBN 978-185414-455-3

Ben Pedroche: Do Not Alight Here – Walking London’s Lost Underground and Railway Stations – Capital Transport, 2021, 978-1854144584

Geoff Marshall: Tube Station Trivia – Capital Transport, 2018, ISBN 978-1854144317

London Transport Museum: London by Design: The Iconic Transport Designs that Shaped our City – Ebury Press, 2016, ISBN 978-1785034121

Mark Ovenden: London Underground By Design – Penguin, 2013, ISBN 978-1846144172

Robert Griffiths: Mind the Doors. Tales Of A Tube Train Driver. - 2002, Silver Link Publishing,ISBN 1857941977

Cyril Harris: What's in a Name? The origin of all underground station names. - 2001, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142410

Jonathan Riddell: Pleasure Trips by Underground. - 1998, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142003

Andrew Emmerson: The Underground Pioneers. - 2000, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142259

Green, Oliver: Underground Art: London Transport Posters 1908 to the Present. - Laurence King Publishing, 1999

S. Brandolini (Editor): Rassegna Vol 66: London Underground

Antony Clayton: Subterranean City. - 2000, Phillimore & Co Ltd, ISBN 0948667699

Sheila Taylor (ed.): The Moving Metropolis. A History of London's Transport since 1800. - 2001, Laurence King Publishing, ISBN 1856692418

Matthew Tanner: Going Underground: Exploring Central London by Tube. - 2001, Navigator Guides; ISBN 1903872030

Tony Beard: By Tube Beyond Edgware. - 2002, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142461

John Gregg: The Shelter of the Tubes. - 2001, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142445

Justin Howes: Johnston's Underground Type. - 2000, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142313

David Lawrence: A Logo for London. - 2000, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1854142321

Andrew Emmerson, Tony Beard: London's Secret Tubes. - 2004, Capital Transport, ISBN 1854142836

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 London Trams

Gareth David: Croydon Tramlink: A Definitive History – Pen & Sword Transport, 2020, 978-1526719539

Peter Waller: The London ’E/1’ Tram - Pen & Sword Transport, 2020, ISBN 9781526709080

Peter Waller: The London Feltham Tram - Pen & Sword Transport, 2020, ISBN 9781526702135

Robert J. Harley: Wires Above South East London – Heathfield Publishing, 2020, ISBN 9781854144515

Peter Waller: Regional Tramways - London Transport – Pen & Sword Transport, 2019, ISBN 978-1473871182

Robert Harley: Lord Ashfield's Trams: How London Lost a World Class Tramway System – Capital Transport, 2014, ISBN 978-1854143846

Robert J. Harley: London United Electric Tramways - Capital Transport, 2010, ISBN 978-1-85414-338-9

Michael Steward, John B. Gent, et al.: Tramlink Official Handbook – Capital Transport, 2000, ISBN 978-1854142221

John Reed: London Tramways - Capital Transport, 1997, ISBN 978-1854141798

Terence Coper: The Wheels Used to Talk to Us – A London Tramwayman Remembers – Tallis Publishing, 1977, ISBN 0 9505458 0 5


Middleton Press - Tramway Classics – An extensive series of books covering the history of London (and other UK) tramways area by area - Click here for more info!

 London Overground

Justin Bailey: Today’s London Overground: A Pictorial Overview - Pen & Sword Transport, 2021, ISBN 9781526772626

John Glover: London's Overground - 2012, Ian Allan Publishing, ISBN 9780711035249

Wayne Asher: A Very Political Railway: The Rescue of the North London Line – Capital Transport, 2014, ISBN 978-1854143785

Vic Mitchell, Keith Smith: North London Line: Broad Street to Willesden Jn. via Hamstead Heath (London Suburban Railways) – Middleton Press, 1997, ISBN 978-1873793947

Vic Mitchell, Keith Smith: East London Line: New Cross to Liverpool Street (London Suburban Railways) Middleton Press, 1996, ISBN 978-1873793800

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 TfL Rail/Elizabeth Line (Crossrail)

Malcolm Batten: East London Railways: From Docklands to Crossrail – Amberley Publishing, 2020, ISBN 978-1445680712

Christian Wolmar: The Story of Crossrail – Head of Zeus, 2018, ISBN 978-1788540254

Stephen Halliday: Journey to Crossrail: Railways Under London - From Brunel to the Elizabeth Line – The History Press, 2018, ISBN 978-0750987851

John Glover: Rails Across London – Crecy Publishing, 2018, ISBN 9780860936909

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 National Rail

Oliver Green, Benjamin Graham: London's Great Railway Stations – Frances Lincoln, 2021, ISBN 978-0711266612

John Law: London's Railways Since the 1970s – Amberley Publishing, 2021, 9781445695730

John Glover: Railways Around London – The Transport Treasury, 2021, ISBN 9781913251147

Robert Pritchard: British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2021: The Rolling Stock of Britain’s Mainline Railway Operators – Platform 5, 2021, ISBN 9781909431867

J.E. Connor: London’s Disused Railway Stations: The East End - Capital Transport, 2020, ISBN 978- 1-85414-433-1

J.E. Connor: London’s Disused Railway Stations: Inner South East London - Capital Transport, 2020, ISBN 978- 1-85414-452-2

Colin J Marsden: 2020-21 Rolling Stock Review – Key Publishing Ltd, 2020, ISBN 978-1-913295-42-4

John Paul Jones: This Train Terminates Here: London Railway Termini Up To 2020 – 2020, ISBN 979-8681681489

Chris Heather: London Railway Stations - Robert Hale, 2018, ISBN 978-0719827631

Kevin McCormack: London Local Trains in the 1950s and 1960s - Pen & Sword Books, 2016, ISBN 9781473827219

John Glover: London Railways - 2015, Capital Transport, ISBN 9781854143891

Jim Blake: London’s Railways 1967-1977. A Snap Shot in Time – Pen & Sword Transport, 2015, ISBN 9781473833845

David Wragg: Commuter City – How the Railways Shaped London – Wharnecliffe Transport, 2010, ISBN 9781845631093

Hugh Jones: The Chiltern Railways Story – The History Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0752454542

Michael Baker: South London Suburban Railways - Past & Present Publishing, 2009, ISBN 978-1858952628

Simon Bradley: St Pancras Station – Profile Books, 2007, ISBN 978 1 86197 951 3

Vic Mitchell: London’s Termini - Past and Proposed – Middleton Press, 2003, ISBN 9781904474005

J.E. Connor: G.W.R. Disused Stations in Greater London - Connor & Butler Ltd, 2002, ISBN 0 947699 31 7

Alan A. Jackson: London’s Local Railways – Capital Transport, 1999, 978-1854142092

I. Baker and J.E. Connor: The Stanmore Village Branch. A Photographic Journey – Connor & Butler, 1998, ISBN 0 947699 26 0

David Brown and Alan A. Jackson: Network SouthEast Handbook – Capital Transport, 1990, ISBN 185414 129 5

Alan A. Jackson: London’s Termini – David & Charles, 1985, ISBN 0-7135-8634-4

R. Davies and M.D. Grant: London and its Railways – David & Charles, 1983, ISBN 0-7153-8107-5

H.P. White: A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Volume 3 Greater London – David & Charles, 1971, ISBN 0 7153 5337 3


Middleton Press – ‘London Suburban Railways’ series & various London area books in its ‘Main Lines’ and ‘Branch Lines’ series – More info here!.

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 Our Books

Andrew Phipps: U-BAHN, S-BAHN & TRAM IN LONDON - Urban Rail in the British Capital

London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Trams, London Overground, TfL Rail/Elizabeth Line & National Rail

May 2021, 160 pages, Network maps, approx. 300 colour photos, text German & English, ISBN 3 936573 61 9 - More info


Robert Schwandl: TRAM ATLAS BRITAIN & IRELAND

incl. London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Trams + Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Edinburgh & Dublin + feat. Tyne-and-Wear Metro, Liverpool Merseyrail & Glasgow Subway

Nov 2015, 160 pages, Network maps, approx. 300 colour photos, text German & English, ISBN 3 936573 45 9 - More info

 

 

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