Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fact of the Day: Old London Subway

The first subway (also known as a metro) in the world took place in London, England in 1863. The Metropolitan Railway served the city until 1933.

22 comments:

  1. Underground smoke and soot!



    ALOHA, Friend
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

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  2. No kidding? I didn't know that.

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  3. This is very interesting, I had to tell you. Great post. kisses:)

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  4. Yes, it smells of trains, not in my time.

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  5. It can't have been a pleasant experience back then. It still isn't, for different reasons now.

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  6. Yep and it is said that they built the entire London underground with one year of India's profits from tea.
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  7. GOOD GRIEF...who would have known subways were happening way back in 1863....and here I thought they were newer than that.
    Great post, Adam.

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  8. Interesting! I love the metro system in London so this was nice to know. Nice blog!
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  9. I knew that the 3ed oldest metro in the world was in Constantinople...

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  10. Wow! London was ahead of its time, even then.

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  11. WHOA, how did they ever fit those big corseted dresses underground back then?

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  12. Is that space still used today?

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  13. I didn't know they were that old.

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  14. I knew that! that's why nowadays it cost a fortune ah ah ah!

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  15. Fascinating and what a great picture! Thanks Adam!

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  16. so Great!

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  17. I never realized they were around for that long!

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