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Next year will mark 150 years since the very first Tube journey was made between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan line.The London Transport Museum and Transport for London are planning a whole range events and activities including the return of steam to the London Underground. On Sunday 13 & 20 Jan 2013 a series of special trains will be hauled by the newly restored Met Steam Locomotive No.1 along part of the original route: http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/

Next year will mark 150 years since the very first Tube journey was made between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan line.The London Transport Museum and Transport for London are planning a whole range events and activities including the return of steam to the London Underground. On Sunday 13 & 20 Jan 2013 a series of special trains will be hauled by the newly restored Met Steam Locomotive No.1 along part of the original route: http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/

Londoners sleep on stopped escalators of a tube station for safety and shelter during heavy bombing by the Germans in London, England, in 1940 during the blitz in World War II. (AP Photo)

Londoners sleep on stopped escalators of a tube station for safety and shelter during heavy bombing by the Germans in London, England, in 1940 during the blitz in World War II. (AP Photo)

Leftover London / Where to go in 1911

Leftover London / Where to go in 1911

St Mary's station changed its name to Whitechapel Road in 1923. It closed in 1938, suffering too much war damage to ever reopen. #London

St Mary's station changed its name to Whitechapel Road in 1923. It closed in 1938, suffering too much war damage to ever reopen. #London

A traveller buys a London Underground season ticket from a vending machine at Highgate Sta...

Rare photographs show the fascinating early days of the Tube

A traveller buys a London Underground season ticket from a vending machine at Highgate Sta...

scavengedluxury:  “Northern Line. London Underground, October 2015.  ”

scavengedluxury: “Northern Line. London Underground, October 2015. ”

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