London’s Secret Tubes

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Andrew Emmerson is a writer and researcher on technology subjects by profession. His fascination for transport, telecommunications and underground obscurities were the initial inspiration for this book, which expanded rapidly as researches uncovered ever more intriguing material. As well as being president of the Telecommunications Heritage Group, he is a member of Subterranea Britannica, CAMRA and far too many other groups and societies.

Tony Beard has since 1965 combined his lifelong interest in London and its transport systems with an association with the 2RT2 Bus Preservation Group. Appropriately his first book was a co-authorship with Alan Townsin, The First RTs; his second By Tube Beyond Edgware was published in 2002. The last war also features highly among his interests, making research for this latest project doubly rewarding. Tony is a member of the London Topographical Society and the London Underground Railway Society, also Honorary Treasurer for the Cuneo Society.

By Andrew Emmerson & Tony Beard (Sep 2007)