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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1307
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1929
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.05 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Metropolitan Railway Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Metropolitan Railway Company was responsible for the construction of the world's first underground passenger railway. Work began on the line in 1860, running from Paddington to King's Cross and then on to Farringdon Street. The first trial journey was held in 1862, with the line opened to the public in January 1863. The railway proved popular and extensions were constructed, the first being to Hammersmith by 1864 and Moorgate by 1865. In 1905 an electric service was introduced. In 1933 the Metropolitan Railway was taken over by the London Passenger Transport Board.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Metropolitan Railway Company, comprising plan, sections and elevations of proposed new railway bridge over road at North Harrow Station.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1976.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For more records of the Metropolitan Railway Company see also ACC/1297 and LMA/4029.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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