• London Underground 150th anniversary


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    PUBLISHED: April 5, 2013 2:19 pm


    January 10, 1863 officially launched the first line of the London Underground, a length of 3 kilometers 600 meters.

    1 2Britain’s finance minister … William Gladstone Evot, directors and engineers Metropolitan Railway Company undertake an inspection tour of the world’s first tunnel underground line, May 24, 1862

    3Lithography steam locomotive on the line, not far from Paddington Station, 1863

    4In 1900, opened Central London Railway, which eventually became the center line of the London Underground. In the photo – train for underground use. His characteristic difference – it reversible, ie it can be conducted in both directions

    5Workers destroy the main wall in the way of the Central underground line, 1912

    6Underground train carriage carrying the streets of London, 1926

    7Advertising underground 20th

    8Expanding line workers in Piccadilly Square, 1930

    9In the dining room of builders London Underground, 1935

    10Research conducted on the 4 million tickets, to take away from the London Underground. Research is being conducted to identify the most popular routes, to develop a concept of the subway, March 8, 1939

    11The evacuation of the London Underground, 1939

    12The population waits until the night air raid on the station “Piccadilly Square”, 1940

    13During the air raid commander of civil defense checks children sleeping in the hammock strung between the rails, 1940

    14Concert NGO members ENSA Aldwych station during an air raid, 1940

    15German air raid prevents learning for children; 1940

    16Residents of the city are hiding in the subway, 1940

    17Soldiers help dismantle Zavalin Station Bank, was destroyed during an air raid of the 12th January 1941

    18This is no ordinary escalator as you think, this is the entrance to an underground aircraft factory, located in one of the subway stations, 1943

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