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Great photo! Wonder where it is in the city, exactly? And also got to ask why the underground is over ground?
This isn’t from 1860, as this is the construction of the Victoria Embankment which was constructed between 1865 and 1870. It does contain the District/Circle Line though. The building behind the old Waterloo Bridge (prior to it’s replacement in the 1940s) is Somerset House.
Any 1860 construction would be the north edge of the centre of London following the Euston Road/Marylebone Road, and would be the Metropolitan.
Imagine all the history lost in that soil that they’re probably just throwing away somewhere. I bet there were thousands of hammered coins and artefacts that will now be lost forever.
I can see the wobbly harsh turns that issued out 160 years of whiplash.
I’m not sure if I can believe you, this is clearly above ground…
Good to know the rails were as crooked as they are today
Amazing they built the whole thing with carts and horses.
Does anyone know if there is a good resource for Victorian era photos?