Rotherhithe Underground Station, London, c 1950.
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A Metropolitan Railway K motor car emerges from the Thames Tunnel. From Rotherhithe to Wapping, the Thames Tunnel was the first underwater tunnel and the main acheivement of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849). The tunnel is 460 metres long. Work began on the tunnel in 1825 and it opened as a pedestrian tunnel in 1843.