150 years of District Line London Underground
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

150 years of District Line London Underground

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150 years of District Line London Underground


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The first section of the Metropolitan District Railway, to give it its full original title, opened between Gloucester Road and Westminster on Christmas Eve 1868, services having been started by the Metropolitan between Praed Street Paddington and Gloucester Road two months earlier. It has since grown to be the line with the most stations on the London Underground network.
Among its other claims to fame, it pioneered trials on the network of automatic train operation, automatic ticket collection with barriers, one-man operation (on a long-closed shuttle service between Acton Town and South Acton), the use of automatic signalling, trains built with lightweight aluminium alloy and the four-rail traction system that is still used today.
This book covers subjects related to the first 150 years of the line with chapters by top authors on Underground history.

80 Pages Paperback


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Item location: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom


About Us

The Vale of Rheidol Railway (WelshRheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft 11 3/4 inches (603 mmnarrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 11 3?4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.

Until 
privatisation, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. Unlike some other preserved railways in the United Kingdom, the Vale of Rheidol Railway has never closed, with the exception of wartime and has operated a service for tourists through its life. The railway celebrated its centenary in 2002. 

The Railway is a charity, meaning the income it generates goes back into the railway, to aid in restoration and running of the steam locomotives. Buying through our online giftshop enables you to get the product you want but also donate to the railway and keep it alive.
 

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Geraint Roberts
Vale of Rheidol Trading Ltd
Park Avenue
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1PG
United Kingdom

Company registration number: 9146470
VAT number: GB 489240712

 

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