Haynes goes Underground

Haynes, publisher of every car maintenance manual under the sun, has now published the London Underground Owners’ Workshop Manual.

London Underground - Owners' Workshop Manual

In it you can find out about designing, building and operating the London Underground, and in doing so possibly discover the blueprint to creating your very own subterranean train system, which you can nurture over the next 151 years.

Holloway Road
Holloway Road

With an approach that is both forensic and chronological, you won’t miss anything in this book written by Paul Moss, a former London Underground design manager who has spent the last eighteen months researching the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the Underground.

Ashbury Coach
Ashbury Coach

Archive drawings and photographs including 100 that have never been published before will be featured in the book.

As we were reminded last year during the Underground’s 150th  birthday celebrations, there is a rich design history in terms of the Victorian brick buildings, Edwardian tiled facades, Portland Stone buildings from 1920 and Modernist stations of the 1930s,  which is carried through to today.

London Underground - Owners' Workshop Manual
Charing Cross station

Then of course there are the tiles, clocks, mocquette seat covers, posters, and identity system and signage below our feet. Not to mention Harry Beck’s map.

Original Arnos Interior
Original Arnos Interior

London Underground Owners Workshop Manual is published by Haynes and priced £21.99

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