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Metropolitan Railway

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Steam on the London Underground 150th Anniversary 1863 - 2013

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Metropolitan Railway Electric Locomotive no. 12 'Sarah Siddons' hauled on the South West Mainline

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What is Metropolitan Railway A Class?, Explain Metropolitan Railway A Class

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Metropolitan Railway

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A Brief Bit of History about the Metropolitan Railway

The Metropolitan Railway was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the City to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs. Its first line connected the main-line railway termini at Paddington, Euston, and King's Cross to the City. The first section was built beneath the New Road using the "cut-and-cover" method between Paddington and King's Cross and in tunnel and cuttings beside Farringdon Road from King's Cross to near Smithfield, near the City. It opened to the public on 10 January 1863 with gas-lit wooden carriages hauled by steam locomotives, the world's first passenger-carrying designated underground railway.
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  • Establishment 

  • Construction 

  • Opening 

  • Farringdon to Moorgate and the City Widened Lines 

  • Hammersmith & City Railway 

  • Inner Circle 

  • Baker Street to Harrow 

  • Harrow to Verney Junction, Brill Branch and Wembley Park Station 

  • Great Central Railway 

  • Development 

  • Running electric trains 

  • East London Railway 

  • Great Northern & City Railway 

  • World War I 

  • Metro-land development 

  • Infrastructure improvements 

  • London Passenger Transport Board, 1933 

  • Legacy 

  • Accident 

  • Goods trains 

  • Steam locomotives 

  • Carriages 

  • Electric locomotives 

  • Electric multiple units