Historical Map: London Metropolitan Railway and Connections

A fantastic old in-car map from London’s old Metropolitan Railway: the world’s first underground railway and the precursor to the modern London Underground. Today, former Metropolitan Railway tracks and stations are used by the London Underground’s Metropolitan, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines.

I’m guessing this map is from around 1930 or so, as the Railway’s lines are substantially complete apart from the Stanmore extension out of Wembley Park, which opened in 1932. Of course, by 1933, all of London’s railways were amalgamated under the auspices of the London Passenger Transport Board and the modern Underground as we know it today was born.

Side note: We really should use the word “shewn” more often.

(Source: mikeric/Flickr)