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SEE See Metropolitan Railway cutting being built, about 1861.
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Metropolitan Railway cutting being built, about 1861.
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Picture Number:1997-7410_BTC_1478_8_63
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Credit:NRM
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Caption:
Navvies building a railway cutting in a London street, about 1861. The Railway's construction caused great disruption in London's streets, as the railway 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: Railways and social identity



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