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Frank Pick, Influencer British Transport

23rd November 1878 Frank Pick London Transport inovator was born

1878 Frank Pick Influenced London Transport, in particular, London Underground corporate Identity   Frank Pick 1878-1941 left a legacy for London that has far outlived his lifetime and still surrounds us.  The First Chief Executive of London Transport. In the 1930’s he revolutionised the civic and social aspect of public transport decor and thought the …

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the beginning of the Railways

The Beginning of the Railways in Victorian London

The London and Greenwich Railway L&GR was the first steam railway in London and opened in 1836-1838 for passengers and consisting of a track that was raised above the ground, the first of its kind, known as elevated railways.  (Linked image from Wikipedia) The Early mainline Railway Companies operating in and out of London Colonel …

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Liverpool Street Station Mega Complex

A short history of Liverpool Street Station London’s Liverpool Street station opened in 1874 and became within 20 years the largest number of platforms for a London terminus station. The station was built on two main levels, one for underground platforms and trains and on the upper levels by the main metropolitan train stations.   …

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New Bank Station Walbrook entry exit

Walbrook Station, Bank Underground Stations new Apprentice

History of Bank Station and Monument Station Bank station opened in February 1900, named after the Bank of England which sits almost above it. The Bank complex is the interchange for the Northern Line, Central Line, Waterloo & City Lines, and the Docklands Light Railway. The northern Lines precursor was a railway line called City …

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