Charles Tyson Yerkes: The Traction King of London

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Charles Tyson Yerkes's impact upon London was seismic and his legacy controversial. He made his fortune in the Chicago Street railways but his shady deals and turbulent private life led him to London seeking a new playground after he married his latest mistress, who was 40 years his junior. He undertook the electrification of the District Railway and constructed the tubes which developed into the Northern, Piccadilly, and Bakerloo lines. He bought up London Tramways and built the biggest power station in the world at Lots ...

Charles Tyson Yerkes: The Traction King of London 2009, History Press (SC)

ISBN-13: 9780752446226

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