As anyone looking to properly understand London’s transport needs and network knows, context, background and best-practice are important. As readers might imagine, behind the scenes here at LR Towers we thus spend a lot of time sharing links and reading around the subjects we cover here. We also occasionally share links containing good information about transport topics that we know we just don’t have time to cover. We also all, as authors, occasionally write elsewhere on this or tangentially related subjects.
Many of these links we share on the London Reconnections Twitter account, but we recently realised it would perhaps be useful if we shared these to readers here as well, for the benefit of those who do not follow us there.
So this will hopefully be the first of a regular series of posts featuring a curated list of what we have been reading throughout the week. These may be directly related to transport in London in particular, or simply to the wider topics that influence our understanding of London, how transport works (locally, globally or historically) and how people travel.
Similarly, a reminder that if readers encounter things they feel we might be interested in reading we would love to receive them. Simply send a link (and any context you feel useful) to [email protected].
LR Authors elsewhere
- An Empire of Stars: The History of the British Space Programme – Lapsed Historian (recently revised) [Author: John Bull]
- London’s forgotten Pneumatic Tubes – Lapsed Historian (for those who missed it the first time) [Author: Long Branch Mike]
- London’s weekly railway news #175 – Ianvisits
- The British Rail Corporate Identity Manual has been republished – British Rail Manual / Wallace Henning [Editor’s note: I have a copy, it is a magnificent reprint. JB]
- We Finally Know How London’s Famous Killer Fog Formed – Gizmodo
- Feels Like a Good Afternoon for Virtually Crawling Through the Sewers of Victorian London – Jezebel
- Bridge competition debris part 14: Thames Water Habitable Bridge – The Happy Pontist
- The Zany Car Park Skyscraper That London Almost Had – Londonist
- Register before Monday for priority on Hidden London tickets – London Transport Museum
- 1961 plans for Piccadilly Circus – Dirty Modern Scoundrel
- Boats of the Pearl River 1800 – 1820 – Socks Studio