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18/1/2013

Rolling back into the golden age of steam: London Underground celebrates 150th anniversary of first Tube journey

Rail passengers took a step back in time today as they boarded a 19th Century steam train on the London Underground to mark the 150th anniversary of the first Tube journey in the capital.

Selected passengers moved off from Kensington Olympia Tube station in west London aboard a train pulled by Met Locomotive 1, which was built in 1898.

The first stretch of the world-famous network opened on January 9 1863 – between Paddington and Farringdon – when it was known as the Metropolitan Railway. for more click here

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