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15 Victorian Photos Of The London Underground Being Built

The early days of the tube. Via Museum of London..


1. Construction site to the west of Waterloo Bridge, 1866-1870.


2. Building the Metropolitan District Railway, 1867


Henry Flather / Museum of London

A group of railway construction workers pose for the camera beside a steam crane in Praed Street, Paddington. The Great Western Railway’s Paddington terminus and hotel can be seen in the background.

3. Construction work on the site of Blackfriars Station.

3Henry Flather / Museum of London

4. Paddington Station in 1868, the year it opened.

4Henry Flather / Museum of London

5. Bayswater Station, just after completion.

5Henry Flather / Museum of London

6. Gloucester Road Station under construction, 1866.

6Henry Flather / Museum of London

7. Notting Hill Gate Station.

7Henry Flather / Museum of London

8. District Line construction outside Somerset House, 1869.

8Henry Flather / Museum of London

9. Metropolitan District Railway construction, 1866.

9Henry Flather / Museum of London

10. High Street Kensington, 1868.

10Henry Flather / Museum of London

Or as it was then known, just Kensington Station.

11. Notting Hill Gate, 1866.

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12. Construction work near South Kensington Station.

12Henry Flather / Museum of London

13. Bayswater Station upon completion, 1866.

13Henry Flather / Museum of London

14. Gloucester Road Station, 1868.

14Henry Flather / Museum of London

15. High Street Kensington’s roof taking shape.



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