January 10, 2013

Construction of the Metropolitan Railway, circa 1861

Today marks 150 years since the opening of the London Underground - the first subway in the world.
The London Underground is a rapid transit system in the United Kingdom, serving a large part of Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. It incorporates the oldest section of underground railway in the world, which opened in 1863 and now forms part of the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines; and the first line to operate electric trains, in 1890, now part of the Northern line.
Here a old photos of construction of the Metropolitan Railway, circa 1861

(via National Railway Museum)


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