The London Underground Electric Train

Piers Connor
The London Underground Electric Train tells the story of the development of electric traction on the London Underground railways. It combines technical knowledge, historical context and practical experiences. It covers the history of underground lines since the opening of the first deep-level underground rail system in the world in 1890: the City & South London Railway. The evolution of train design, including power, lighting, heating and design of the Underground cars is also covered along with the development of operational, engineering and safety devices on trains. Highly illustrated with period and new photography and technical diagrams, this book is a reference work for electric traction and underground rail enthusiasts.
The London Underground Electric Train by Piers Connor

About the author

Piers Connor has worked in railways both in the UK and overseas for over fifty years, with twenty-five years in various roles for London Underground. It was there his interest in engineering history and development was founded. He has written several books and articles about railway systems and rolling stock development. Piers works as a railway systems consultant and has a world-renowned railway information website at