E14 - Selling London's Transport
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by Simon & Ela
5M ago
We'd hoped to get this episode out last Monday but due to one of my rats falling ill I've been unexpectdly occupied the last week so we're a little late.   In this episode we are discusing the advertising of the underground, and railways in general, during the 1920s and 30s as they saught to maintain their market against the rise of the motor car. This episode follows nicely on from our last two with Emily and Paul on the branding of London Transport.   To see the visuals for this episode head over to our youtube video here: https://youtu.be/IzljC7TIIlc   Part of the research fo ..read more
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E13b - A Brand for London Part 2 (with Roundel Round We Go)
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by Simon & Ela
6M ago
Join Simon, Emily and Paul for the second instalment of their discussion of the branding and corperate design of London Trasport that emerged in the first half of the 20th Century and still defines London's image to this day   Follow the podcast on Twitter, www.twitter.com/railstonowhere and Instagram www.instagram.com/railstonowhere   Follow Roundel Round We Go on Twitter www.twitter.com/RoundelRoundPod and Instagram www.instagram.com/roundelroundpod/   Our roundtable with History Indoors can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te7NtsEiadM  Ela talks Jersey Railw ..read more
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E13a - A Brand for London Part 1 (With Roundel Round We Go)
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by Simon & Ela
6M ago
In this episode Simon is joined by Emily and Paul from Roundel Round We Go as they kick off what's ended up as two episodes on the branding and design of London Transport   Follow the podcast on Twitter, www.twitter.com/railstonowhere and Instagram www.instagram.com/railstonowhere   Follow Roundel Round We Go on Twitter www.twitter.com/RoundelRoundPod and Instagram www.instagram.com/roundelroundpod/    Follow Simon at: www.twitter.com/reddragontweets   (Free) Tickets for our roundtable with History Indoors can be found here https://www.tickettailor.com/events/historyin ..read more
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E11 - The New Works Programme Part 1 - The Underground
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by Simon & Ela
9M ago
Show Notes In this episode Simon and Ela are talking all things Underground as we move into the expansion of the LT network during the 1930s. Known as the “New Works Programme” this set of works was the principle project of the LPTB during its existence and would see the Underground become, for the first time an integrated network and reach its arms out into even more of London’s suburbs. Follow the podcast on Twitter, www.twitter.com/railstonowhere and Instagram www.instagram.com/railstonowhere Support the Podcast through our Patreon and get bonus episodes, behind the scenes content and more ..read more
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E10 - The Garden Suburbs
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by Simon & Ela
10M ago
Show Notes In this episode we continue our look at the outcomes of Simon’s dissertation research as we discuss the changing shape of suburban development between the 1890s and the 1930s. The 1930s semi is a classic part of the suburban image of London, but how did this housing format come to dominate and why is it so inextricably tied with the rise of the motor car and what challenges did it present London Transport for serving these areas? Part of the research for this episode stems from Simon dissertation, submitted in pursuit of his MA in Railway Studies from the University of York, so an a ..read more
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E9 - Victorian Suburbia
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by Simon & Ela
11M ago
Show Notes   In this episode we continue our look at the outcomes of Simon’s dissertation research as we discuss the changing shape of suburban development between the 1890s and the 1930s. Today we discus the origins of suburbia in the Victorian era as we discus the start of commuter railways and the birth of the commuter as a part of British urban life.   Part of the research for this episode stems from Simon dissertation, submitted in pursuit of his MA in Railway Studies from the University of York, so an acknowledgement of the support from Dr David Turner and Dr Kevin Tenant in wr ..read more
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B3 - Charles Tyson Yerkes Bonus (Preview)
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by Simon & Ela
11M ago
Support the Podcast through our Patreon and get bonus episodes, behind the scenes content and more: www.patreon.com/railstonowhere Thanks to our wonderful Patreons who help make Rails to Nowhere happen and especial thanks to our £10 patreon ValkyrieLeamons. In this episode Simon and Ela discuss the "farther of London Underground" Charles Tyson Yerkes   Follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/railstonowhere Find us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/railstonowhere/   Music: Cassette by Infraction https://inaudio.org/track/cassette-synthwave/ used under Creative Commons Attribution ..read more
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E8 - The Motorcar
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by Simon & Ela
1y ago
Show Notes Simon is joined once again by guest Aaron to discuss the emergence of the Internal Combustion engine as a means of powering road vehicles. This small invention would herald in the era of the motor car and while we often thing of that being a post WWII phenomenon in this episode Simon explains how the origins of car mania are traced back to the 1800s. Part of the research for this episode stems from Simon dissertation, submitted in pursuit of his MA in Railway Studies from the University of York, so an acknowledgement of the support from Dr David Turner and Dr Kevin Tenant in writing ..read more
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E7 - The London Passenger Transport Act 1933
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by Simon & Ela
1y ago
Show Notes Join Simon and guest Aaron as they continue Rails to Nowhere's look at Simon’s dissertation research as we discuss the passage of the London Passenger Transport Act. Following on from the passage of the Railway Act 1921 the London Passenger Transport Act 1933 would be the next major step on the road to full nationalisation of the railways in 1948. Part of the research for this episode stems from an essay written by Simon in pursuit of his MA in Railway Studies from the University of York, so an acknowledgement of the support from Dr David Turner in writing that essay is also due. Fo ..read more
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Going Underground
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by Simon & Ela
1y ago
Show Notes In this episode we continue our look at the outcomes of Simon’s dissertation research as we discuss the passage of the London Passenger Transport Act. Following on from the passage of the Railway Act 1921 the London Passenger Transport Act 1933 would be the next major step on the road to full nationalisation of the railways in 1948. Part of the research for this episode stems from an essay written by Simon in pursuit of his MA in Railway Studies from the University of York, so an acknowledgement of the support from Dr David Turner in writing that essay is also due. Follow our Twitte ..read more
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