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:

Cloudia said...

Underground smoke and soot!



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Joy said...

Nice to know:)

Kay said...

No kidding? I didn't know that.

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

PAPS said...

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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bj said...

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.

IYL said...

Interesting! I love the metro system in London so this was nice to know. Nice blog!
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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, all the way back then!

Christine said...

Wow 1863!

Beauty Follower said...

I knew that the 3ed oldest metro in the world was in Constantinople...

Mia Di Domenico said...

Interesting post ;)

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Emmylou said...

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

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

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

DEZMOND said...

very steamy punky

Em-Musing said...

Is that space still used today?

Ruth said...

I didn't know they were that old.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

Fascinating and what a great picture! Thanks Adam!

Unknown said...

so Great!

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Theresa Mahoney said...

I never realized they were around for that long!