The Post Office Railway, when it started running in 1927, was the first fully automated driverless railway in the world, a full forty years before the Victoria Line started service in London in 1967. The railway below London became the main means of moving mail, with Mount Pleasant being the hub of the distribution system. Linking with London's main line stations most of the country's long-distance mail travelled via the Post Office Railway. The fascinating story of how it began, how it was built, and why it closed is told here in an accessible way that tries to cover a highly technical and innovative system in a way that is easy to understand. The railway closed in 2003, but that was not the end of the story. The Postal Museum took over part of the Mount Pleasant sorting office to tell the story of 500 years of postal history and to open Mail Rail again with specially built trains as a visitor attraction and the start of a whole new adventure.If you are a railway enthusiast, postal enthusiast, urban explorer or just interested in finding out more about one of London's best-kept secrets this book is a must read for you.
Cyrus K. Holliday envisioned a railroad that would run from Kansas to the Pacific, increasing the commerce and prosperity of the nation. With farsighted investors and shrewd management, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway grew from Holliday’s idea into a model of the modern, rapid, and efficient railroad. There were many growing pains early on, including rustlers, thieves, and desperadoes as well as the nineteenth century’s economic and climatic hardships. The railroad eventually extended from Chicago to San Francisco, with substantial holdings in oil fields, timber land, uranium mines, pipelines, and real estate. This is the first comprehensive history of the iconic Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, from its birth in 1859 to its termination in 1996. This volume discusses the construction and operation of the railway, the strategies of its leaders, the evolution of its locomotive fleet, and its famed passenger service with partner Fred Harvey. The vast changes within the nation’s railway system led to a merger with the Burlington Northern and the creation of the BNSF Railway. An iconic railroad, the Santa Fe at its peak operated thirteen thousand miles of routes and served the southwestern region of the nation with the corporate slogan “Santa Fe All the Way.” This new edition covers almost twenty-five more years of history, including the merger of the Santa Fe and Burlington Northern railroads and new material on labor, minorities, and women on the carrier along with new and updated maps and photographs.
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This unique London guidebook opens the doors to sixty of the capital's most intriguing places, all visitable but not widely known. From museums of the unusual, places of worship, palaces of entertainment to some of the most historic and ornate shops, houses and hostelries in the city, take a trip through the capital's hidden treasure and discover a picture of a London which is strange, gaudy, grand and inventive. Describing the history and the character of each place, the book uncovers a wealth of stories about an endlessly fascinating world city with its own unique character. Introduction Cleopatra's Needle St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Isabella Plantation Historical Homes Syon House Charles Dickens Museum Apsley House, Number One London Eltham Palace Leighton House Museum Strawberry Hill House Two Temple Place Kew Palace and The Royal Botanical Gardens Food and Drink Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Bibendum L. Manze Berry Bros. & Rudd Pickering Place The Ivy Smithfield Meat Market The Black Friar Palaces of Entertainment The Rivoli Ballroom Wilton's Music Hall The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Regent's Street Cinema Gate Cinema Notting Hill The National Theatre Normansfield Theatre Wigmore Hall Gala Bingo Hall Tooting Places of Worship Westminster Cathedral Welsh Baptist Chapel Peace Pagoda Battersea Park Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel St Bartholomew the Great Bevis Marks Synagogue St Mary le Bow Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir, Wembley Remarkable Shops LassCo Salvage L. Cornelissen & Son Truefitt and Hill Steinway & Sons James Smith & Sons John Lobb Ltd The Roof Gardens in Kensington Science and Education Kempton Steam Museum Markfield Beam Engine Museum Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum Charterhouse Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret The Ragged School Museum London Museum of Water and Steam Royal Institution of Great Britain Inns of Court The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple The Temple Church Unusual Museums The Royal Airforce Museum Horniman Museum Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms Geffrye Museum of the Home HMS Belfast Massey Shaw The Monument Musical Museum The Wimbledon Windmill Praise for Peter Dazeley and Mark Daly's previous book Unseen London: 'A thrilling tour behind the closed doors of the capital city's buildings.' Daily Telegraph 'Dazeley captures the atmosphere of each building to perfection.' Daily Express 'Fascinating.' Fabric magazine 'A joy' Evening Standard