I have to admit that I found this early Edwardian gem quite interesting as it was written right on that great watershed for the underground - namely the total advance of electric propulsion.
Both the Met and District had "fallen on evil days" and apparently 'Metropolitan' spells "grime, smoke, heat and general discomfort". Business on the District outside of the peak is "very slack".
The Central London Railway is the darling of London with more schemes in the offing. Mr Yerkes is "a very god out of the machine"! and notwithstanding his nationality, British is best - those were the days. After all, "London, with all due deference to other capitals, is not only the heart and brain of the empire, but the commercial and financial centre of the entire world".
It goes off the rails a bit towards the end but leaves you realising that some challenges never change and the issues of over 100 years ago are with us still. At 4.5MB it's a bit big for our dial-up members - sorry about that.