“It is a gutter title” complained The Railway Magazine. “Not what we expect from a railway company.” The line in question was the Bakerloo, and just how it got that name has always been subject to a certain amount of debate. What’s certainly true is that it opened as the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway in 1906, and that the London press soon decided this was too cumbersome for day-to-day use. Precisely which of the papers coined the actual name Bakerloo, which the company itself ...
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