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The Metropolitan Underground Railway, 1863.

The plate is from the Illustrated London News (Vol 62/2 p 225). In 1854 proposals to link Paddington with King's Cross, and King's Cross with the City resulted in the decision to construct an underground Metropolitan Railway. The line was opened in 1863.

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