The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway; c.1867

Henry Flather

The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway; c.1867
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actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

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The roof of Bayswater Station under construction, looking towards Notting Hill. 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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