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The Metropolitan Underground Railway, 1863.

The Metropolitan Underground Railway, 1863.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


The plate is from the Illustrated London News (Vol 62/2 p 225). In 1854 proposals to link Paddington with King's Cros, and King's Cros with the City resulted in the decision to construct an underground Metropolitan Railway. The line was opened in 1863.

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