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SEE See Construction of the Metropolitan Railway, about 1861.
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Construction of the Metropolitan Railway, about 1861.
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Picture Number:1997-7410_BTC_1478_1_63
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Credit:NRM
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Caption:
Navvies operating a steam crane during the building of a railway cutting in a London street, about 1861. Construction of the Metropolitan Railway caused great disruption in London, as it was built using the 'cut and cover' method. Houses were demolished and the track was laid in huge cuttings lined with brickwork. They were then roofed over and the streets above rebuilt.
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In Collection of: National Railway Museum
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Subject(s) > Transport > Railways
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Appears in: Railscapes
Cathedrals of steam
Railways and social identity



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