Issue 2: Angels and Errors


Published every other month, LR Magazine brings you in-depth features and analysis on the past, present and future of London Transport.

Each issue is published at US Letter size and is perfect bound, full-colour.

Cover article

Angels and Errors: How the Harrow & Wealdstone Disaster Shaped Modern Britain

By John Bull

On a foggy October morning in 1952 London would become the site of the worst peacetime rail disaster in British history. It would change lives and Britain as we know it.

Timed exclusives

The Forgotten Freight Dreams of Alfred Gattie

By Anthony Badsey-Ellis

In 1910 a visionary engineer announced plans to solve Britain’s freight problems through a vast network of automated warehouses. The first of these was to be built in the heart of London.

The DNA of a London Underground Station

By Nicole Badstuber

In November Transport for London will unveil its new design bible, the ‘Design Idiom’. We talk to some of its creators about their quest to change the way London Underground thinks about station design.

It's Arsenal Round Here

By John Bull

In 1932 Arsenal became the only football club to have a Tube station named after them. This is the story of how a station helped lure the club north, and of Herbert Chapman: the man who was determined to say that station renamed.

Hither Green

By Anonymous

On the fifth of November 1967 a busy evening service running from Hastings to Charing Cross derailed near Hither Green maintenance depot. Forty-nine passengers were killed and 78 injured in the accident. An anonymous survivor tells of his experiences that night.

Best of the rest

Bike to the Future: Part 2

By Pedantic of Purley

Traffic on the Embankment, the Changing of the Guard and cycling on the Westway. We look at some of the unique challenges involved in building London's 'Crossrail for Bikes'.

The Warehouse

By John Bull

For nearly 20 years Crossrail have taken core and soil samples from the ground beneath London, but where did they go? Our hunt for answers leads us to an Indiana Jones-esque warehouse deep below Cheshire

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