Construction of the Metropolitan District Railway, Westminster, London, c 1869.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Construction of the Metropolitan District Railway, Westminster, London, c 1869.

Flather, Henry

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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One of a series of photographs by Henry Flather showing the construction, undertaken between 1866 and 1870, of the Metropolitan District Railway's (MDR) underground lines between Paddington and Blackfriars via Kensington. The line laid by the MDR from the 1860s onwards was designed to provide a rail connection for travellers between London's mainline railway terminals, situated in a ring around the city centre. It now forms part of the existing District and Circle Lines on the London Underground. The construction work, utilising the 'cut and cover' technique, caused much disruption to London neighbourhoods. This view shows labourers working in the Westminster area in winter, as can be seen from the snow on the ground.
 

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