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Waterloo Station - A History of London's Busiest Terminus

By Robert Lordan

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ISBN: 9781785008689
PUBLISHED: 16/06/2021
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 125 colour and 40 b&w photos

London's Waterloo Station is Britain's biggest and busiest railway terminal and, at over 170 years old, has a rich and fascinating history to discover. This book takes an in-depth look at the terminal's past, covering all decades from the 1840s to the present day. With over 160 archive and contemporary photographs, it includes:

  • Waterloo's precursor, Nine Elms
  • The expansion and chaos that occurred in the late nineteenth century
  • The Necropolis Railway which, for almost ninety years, conveyed coffins to Brookwood Cemetery
  • How Waterloo fared during the two World Wars
  • Its curious satellite station, Waterloo East, and the Waterloo and City line link to the capital's financial heart
  • The story behind London's first Eurostar terminal
  • Its impact on popular culture, including literature, film, television, art and music
  • A revealing insight into what lies beneath the station, in the vast, cavernous area that the public never get to see...

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