Maps

Map; Pocket District Railway map Jubilee edition, printed by W J Adams & Sons, 1887
Map folds into a buff coloured linen folder, which has a list of stations served by the Metropolitan District Railway on the inside and information about through tickets, there is an advert for the District Railway on the reverse and illustrations of the British Empire - India, Canada and Africa on the front cover, as well as a portrait of Queen Victoria in honour of her Golden Jubilee, and the District Railway's 'Time Is Money' design. The map itself geographic style railway map on linen and card, issued by the District Railway. The map shows the geographic features of the central London area with the District Railway line overprinted with thick red lines, the Metropolitan Railway overprinted in thin red lines and other railway lines overprinted in blue. Railway company names are printed alongside the lines which they operate, if lines are operated by more than one company the line is printed using two colours, red and blue. On the District Railway the company name is printed in blue and station names are printed in red. Stations are marked as squares and where a station is served by the District or Metropolitan Railways and another railway company, the station is marked by a red and blue square. Extensions on the District Railway are marked by a broken red line as with the extension between Mill Hill Park and South Acton Stations and for the authorised extension between Putney Bridge and Wimbledon.
Simple name : Map
Date : 1887
Collection : Maps
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1984/51/760
Size : H 189mm, W 145mm
Associated person : Queen Victoria
Reproduced in : Taylor, Sheila (ed), 2001. The Moving Metropolis. Laurence King Publishing in association with London's Transport Museum, p169
Publisher : District Railway : 1887
Printer : W J Adams & Sons : 1887
Mode : Sub-surface railways
Title : Jubilee Edition Of The District Railway Map Of London, 1887
Material : Linen
Colour : Black,White
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