Waterloo Station: A History of London's Busiest Terminus (Crowood)

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An illustrated history of Britain's biggest and busiest railway terminal. Waterloo station has been the point of entry to London for millions of passengers over its 170 years, during which time a rich and fascinating history has unfolded.

Waterloo Station: A History of London’s Busiest Terminus takes an in-depth look at the terminal's past, covering all decades from the 1840s to the present day. Subjects covered include:

  • Waterloo's precursor, Nine Elms
  • The expansion and chaos of the late nineteenth century
  • How Waterloo fared during the two World Wars
  • The Necropolis Railway which, for almost ninety years, conveyed coffins to Brookwood Cemetery
  • The story behind London's first Eurostar terminal

The satellite station, Waterloo East, is covered along with the Waterloo and City line link to the capital's financial heart. The station's impact on popular culture, including literature, film, television, art and music is discussed, and finally, there is a revealing insight into what lies beneath the station, in the vast, cavernous area that the public never get to see.

Includes over 160 archive and contemporary photographs, plus several plans and diagrams. 160 pages.

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