London Transport from the 1930s to the 1950s (Hardback)
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Michael Baker's histories of London Transport are enduringly popular. He is able to really capture the mood of the era with wistful nostalgia and the inclusion of some fascinating contemporary anecdotes, along with detailed information about the history and development of London Transport from its earliest times, through the dark years of World War 2, through to the increasing optimism of the 1950s and beyond. He has compiled titles on the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and they are now available as one book to provide a definitive look at the fortunes of London Transport across three decades. The 1930s Drawing upon his own collection and those of notable photographers of the period, the author recounts how the London Passenger Transport Board was established in 1933 and how it evolved during these years. The changing nature of the LPTBs vehicle fleet change is also discussed. The 1940s Using contemporary accounts and photographs, the author recalls the great challenges faced by London Transport during this decade. The reaction of LT to the war and how it coped, the use of vehicles from outside London to supplement the fleet, the dangerous and difficult working conditions for the staff, and many more aspects of the subject are thoroughly explored in this absorbing book. this book offers the 1950s fascinating coverage of an exciting and forward looking period in the history of London Transport. Lively commentary and a stunning collection of photographs make this a memorable addition of Michael Baker's extensive coverage of London Transport.
Ian Allan Publishing
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