Train on the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway, c 1890-1891.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
'Train entering a tunnel on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway', an illustration from 'The Book of Trains', a children's railway book. The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway was formed in July 1846 by the amalgamation of the London & Brighton Railway and the London & Croydon Railway. At its peak, the railway formed a triangle with its base along the south coast from Portsmouth to Hastings and its apex in London.