Maps

Map; District Railway Map Of London, Second Edition 1876
This is a geographic style railway map issued by the District Railway. The map shows the geographic features of the central London area with the District Railway and Metropolitan Railway overprinted in red and other railway lines overprinted in black. Railway company names are printed alongside the lines which they operate. On the District Railway the company name is printed in black 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 with two squares, a red square for the Metropolitan and District Railways and a black one for the other company. On the Underground section operated by the District Railway journey times have been printed on the line between stations. Extensions on the District Railway are marked with a broken red line, for the extension between Hammersmith and Shaftesbury Road and for the Metropolitan & South Western Railway extension between Earls Court and Barnes Station. This map shows the incomplete inner circle with the section between Bishopsgate and Mansion House Stations stil to be built. Geographical features such as roads, parks and the River Thames are included on the map, as well as places of interest which are overprinted in red. This map has a black border, which is broken on the left hand side in order to include the Railway lines as far as Richmond. At the top of the map are details of where to obtain copies, and the reverse is blank. This map folds into a yellow coloured linen folder, which has a list of stations served by the Metropolitan District Railway on the inside and an advert for the District Railway on the reverse.
Simple name : Map
Date : 1876
Collection : Maps
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1984/51/761
Size : H 645mm, W 1250mm
Publisher : District Railway : 1876
Printer : Waterlow & Sons Limited : 1876
Content text : DISTRICT RAILWAY DAYLIGHT STATIONS ROUTE. THE CHEAPEST, QUICKEST, AND MOST DIRECT ROUTE FROM THE CITY (MANSION HOUSE STATION) TO THE WEST END, HAMMERSMITH, SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM, AND ALBERT HALL, IS BY DISTRICT RAILWAY....... COPIES OF THE MAP (IN SHEET OR BOOK FORM) MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE COMPANY'S BOOKING OFFICES, AT STATION BOOK STALLS, & AT THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS THROUGHOUT THE KINGDON, PRICE 6D.
Title : The District Railway Map Of London
Record completeness :
Record 72% complete

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