The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway; c.1866

Henry Flather

The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway; c.1866
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actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

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The front of the completed Notting Hill Gate Station with railway staff posing for the camera. From a series of 64 photographs taken in the late 1860s by Henry Flather to document the construction of the railway from Paddington to Blackfriars via Kensington, Westminster and the new Victoria Embankment. Construction was by the 'cut-and-cover' method used to build the first underground railways before the development of the tunneling shield by James Henry Greathead. The first tunneled, or 'tube', railway in London was the City & South London Line, which opened in 1890.

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Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1868 AD - 1870 AD
Image Number
 
009976

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