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Sunday, December 04, 2005

On the Fourth Day of Christmas.....

My Tube Love gave to me

London's Secret Tubes and London's Lost Tube Schemes

These books are great if you or anyone you know is into the hidden parts of the Tube, London Underground's secret tunnels and just secret bunkers and tunnels in general.

London's Secret Tubes

London's Secret Tubes doesn't just look at the London Underground although it features quite heavily, but also focusses the fact that for strategic purposes between the 1930s and the 1960s, a substantial number of tunnels exist under London's streets and buildings that few people know about. It tells the story of these subterranean hideaways, separating fact from fiction with the help of new research.

"Other revelations include never-before published details of express Tube railway lines to relieve congestion on existing tracks, the plans to relocate the complete mechanism of government and parliament to north-west London, and the standby studios constructed underground by the BBC in case Broadcasting House was destroyed."

The next book London's Lost Tube Tube Schemes is only available in shops, most likely being, (The London Transport Museum's Shop and Ian Allen's Transport shop) in time for Christmas. It's so new it's being ordered from the publishers and amazon.co.uk can't guarantee delivery in time for Xmas.

London's Lost Tube Schemes

This book is great if you or your friends like Hywel Williams' fantastic website about London Underground Stations which are hidden and no longer in use.

(See the Third Day of Christmas gift here)

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