Books 1950s London Underground Archive Volumes, 1950s-60s In-house magazines
From London Executive Archives
London Transport Executive Archives
Traffic Circulars, bound volumes for: 1957, 1958 & 1959
These London Transport Executive yearly bound volumes of Traffic Circulars will have the serious collector absolutely enthralled. Everything that staff had to know is here. Roadcraft, accident prevention, August holiday arrangements, staff passes, benevolent fund election, better driving, bicycles and scooters riding in garages, blind persons guide dogs, breakdowns and repairs on the road, fare charts, revisions, tables, early morning and stages, football matches, Red & Twin Rover tickets, road transport classes, route alterations, lost property, esay writing competition, scholars facilities, special fares, ticket sorters, vacancies, tour of London, Go as you please tickets, rafficators on buses, trollybus conversion, wearing of licence badges, closing windows, winter programme, weekly road-rail tickets and so very much more. All are about 100 pages and wil take you right back to the 1950’s.
Another historic tome which will have the serious London Underground enthusiast enthralled.
Packed full of engineers drawings [many that fold out]] regarding signalling, depot layouts including Lillie Bridge Yard, LMS goods and coal depots and local buildings including the film studio. The western extension to the Piccadilly Line drawing dated 1935, the Central Overhaul Works at Acton 1948, Acton Works Track numbers, the odd Traffic Circular sheet attached here and there, a new crossover drawing at Kings Cross, 1955 and so much more. Cover size 9.5” x 13.5”. The contents date from the 1930s - 1950s. Please ask for more images / info. This journal is battered here and there which only adds to it’s delight. Offers invited.
Below, Central London Tube Map, laminated, 9 x 19. £12
London Transport Staff Magazines 1950s - 60s
London Transport Staff Magazines
London Transport Staff Magazines from the late 1960's to early 1970's. These illustrated magazines clearly show the 'family feel' of how London Transport used to be all those years ago. My parents were Bus Conductors [during and after WW2 respectively] and they both used to recall those days with great warmth. L.T’s outside activities included a boating club, bowls, football and cricket clubs and even an aero club with it’s own trainer aircraft! These are full of nostalgia being from an era when I was using Routemaster & RT buses to go to school in North London. It's also nice to see the 1970's London street scenes too showing vehicles then in daily use that now star at Classic Car shows!
These lovely old magazines give a great insight into the development and daily life of London Transport and London Underground. For example: Some show the Piccadilly Line extension being built out to Heathrow Airport, others feature what's happening regarding new buses, 'The 100th Routemaster' for example, [sorry that issue now sold], staff members histories and stories, more stories from London Transport's own workshops, depots and garages, retirements, sports activities etc etc. Many many pictures in each of these extremely interesting and well presented magazines. £12 each inc P&P.
If you’d like to learn more about the growth of London, it’s suburbs and it’s transport system then these books are a ‘must have’. Used but in excellent condition so do expect some marks. £23.50 each including UK delivery
Fascinating insight of train driving as issued to 'operators' complete with carry bag and safety vest as the image to the right.
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Below. Original Press Info release regarding the then new 1971 stock. A very interesting read. £8.5 million bought one hell of a train set 52 years ago. £30 inc UK P&P
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