Category Archives: Subj_Railways

London and Greenwich Railway (Background Page)

Above: A contemporary print showing a train on the viaduct in about 1836. Although only a short railway initially, its design was to be replicated time and time again across London. The engineer was Colonel George Landmann who was born … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Railway (New Cross to Croydon)

Above: Viaduct showing the Atmospheric Railway train, crossing the Dover and Brighton lines, between Norwood and Croydon, 1845. Notice the large tube (shown striped with round bands) between the wheels of the train. The London and Croydon Railway (L&CR) opened … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway (Background Page)

Above: Outline map of the line and the stations. Although a rather long title, it was one of the shortest branch lines in London. The line was built to provide a railway route for those wishing to visit the Crystal … Continue reading

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