Plaque

First underground railway - red plaque

Erection date: 28/6/2016

Inscription

Metropolitan Railway
The world's first underground railway opened from Paddington to Farringdon via Baker Street Station on 10th January 1863.
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Transport Trust - Transport Heritage Site

Site: Baker Street war memorial (2 memorials)

NW1, Baker Street Station

This site can be found at the east bound Circle Line platform. To the right of the monument there is an unusual charity collecting box made of a war-time shell. There is a slot for coins in the top and a brass shield on the front, inscribed: "12 inch high explosive shell, presented by Messrs Vicers Ltd, Barrrow Works. Donations to the Railway Benevolent Institution for Disabled & Distressed Railwaymen, Widows & Orphans."

We thank our colleague Alan Patient for spotting the red plaque in 2018 and sending us the photos. Note that, prior to the arrival of this plaque, the white wall used to be terracotta tiles but was presumably painted so that the red plaque would stand out.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
First underground railway - red plaque

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First underground passenger railway - Metropolitan

Between Paddington and Farringdon. A grand opening on the 9th preceded the op...

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Metropolitan Railway Company

This was the world's first underground passenger railway which opened from Pa...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Transport Trust

The Transport Trust is a charitable institution that aims to increase and cha...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Baker Street war memorial

Baker Street war memorial

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