Taken from the 1903 Royal Commission on London’s Transport, this plan shows not only the basis of the existing tube network but also the many proposals that were to fall of the wayside – either in Parliament or due to lack of finance. Some of the most interesting routes marked are the North Western Railway up Edgware Road and the North Eastern tube (9 and 9a) – lines arguably still missed and that were scuppered by the machinations of Charles Tyson Yerkes, the American ...
London Underground map, by F H Stingemore, 1927 London Underground (or rather “Underground Railways of London”) issued small card folder maps in the 1920s prior to the diagrammatic map designed by Beck in the 1930s. As can be seen above, this clearly shows the simplified geographical version then favoured as well as the tube system as it was in 1927. The map shows the network prior to the extensions of the 1930s and ’40s (so the Central terminates at Liverpool Street and the ...
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