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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.

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2. Building the Metropolitan District Railway, 1867.

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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.

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

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5. Bayswater Station, just after completion.

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6. Gloucester Road Station under construction, 1866.

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7. Notting Hill Gate Station.

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8. District Line construction outside Somerset House, 1869.

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9. Metropolitan District Railway construction, 1866.

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10. High Street Kensington, 1868.

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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.

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13. Bayswater Station upon completion, 1866.

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14. Gloucester Road Station, 1868.

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15. High Street Kensington’s roof taking shape.

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