Map; District Railway Miniature Map of London and environs, 1903
District Railway Miniature Map of London and environs. A geographic style railway map on paper. The map shows the geographic features of London with the District Railway and Metropolitan Railway overprinted with bold red lines, other railway lines are overprinted with black lines. Where two companies run trains over the same line, two lines are printed. Railway company names are not printed alongside the lines which they operate, instead there is a reference key, stations are marked with squares and their names are printed in red. Extensions are shown for the District Railway and are marked by a broken red line. The map shows all the District Railway lines in their entirety except the lines to Uxbridge and Southend, if the map does not cover the area as far as the end of the line, then the line is continued into the border. There are District Railway extensions under construction between South Harrow and Uxbridge, the extensions from Ealing Common to South Harrow and between Whitechapel and Southend are now open. The line running to Hounslow Town is marked and the station is named, the District Railway line between Mill Hill Park and South Acton is also shown as being open. Extensions on other Railway lines are marked with black broken lines. There are extensions under construction between South Kensington and Piccadilly Circus, between Kings Cross and Strand, from Charing Cross to Golders Green and Highgate, between Edgware Road and Elephant & Castle, from Paddington and West Ealing to the West via Greenford, and between Moorgate and Finsbury Park. The triangular junction under construction at Harrow-on-the-Hill is now only a single line. There is one proposed extension from Brixton to Borough. The extension between Stockwell and Clapham is now open, there is also a new line between Bank and Angel. The Central London line is included on this map. Omnibus routes are marked as a dotted line. The title is printed at the top of the map, with a reference key and scale at the bottom, there is also a compass pointer at the top. The reverse of the map has a list of Stations served by the District Railway and London Railway Termini, an index of Places of Interest, brief descriptions of Places of Attraction in or near London, and an advert for the new extension to Southend.
Simple name : Map
Collection : Maps
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1996/5849
Size : H 286mm, W 442mm
Reproduced in : Dodd, John, 2016. Maps of London's Transport, Capital History, page 18.
Publisher : District Railway : 1903
Printer : Boot & Son Ltd : 1903
Designer : W E Soar
Content text : Frequent Through Trains TO AND FROM DISTRICT STATIONS Via Mansion House, Monument & Aldgate East, AND WHITECHAPEL, STEPNEY GREEN, MILE END, BOW ROAD, Bromley, Upton Park, East Ham, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, And other Stations on the London Tilbury & Southend Ry......... HOUNSLOW TOWN STATION in the main London Road, Hounslow, is NOW OPEN for PASSENGERS and PARCELS TRAFFIC......... THE 'DISTRICT RAILWAY' MAP OF LONDON (6TH EDITION). Size of Map 43in. by 26in. ON PAPER, 6d.; MOUNTED ON LINEN, in stiff cover, 1s.; or in CLOTH CASE, 1s. 6d.; MOUNTED, ROLLERED AND VARNISHED, 3s. 6d. A Complete Map of the Railway Connections of the Metropolis and also one of the best Street Maps. THE 'DISTRICT' MAP OF GREATER LONDON AND ENVIRONS on the same size sheet, in the same variety of forms, and at the same prices. To be obtained at the COMPANY'S BOOKING OFFICES, at STATION BOOKSTALLS, of the PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS throughout the Kingdom; also of the Publishers, SAMPSON, LOW, MARSTON & Co., St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, London, E.C.
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