B/W print; Three-quarter front view of an eight-car train of unpainted aluminium R49-stock by John Somerset Murray, Jul 1953
Three-quarter front view of an eight-car train of unpainted aluminium R49-stock, on a westbound District line service to Hounslow; this view clearly shows the coloured band at waist level, with the stylised 'V' at the front end.
Simple name : B/w print
Date : Jul 1953
Collection : Photographs
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1998/88084
Shot : Medium exterior
Photographer : John Somerset Murray : Jul 1953
Descriptive size : 8x6ins
Content text : Train code: 015
Original number : LTE146/1
  • John Somerset Murray
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