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Whitechapel and Bow Railway

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of 41 Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London

Two mile line linking Whitechapel to Campbell Road Junction. The line opened in 1902. [1]

1897 The company was incorporated.

1900 Thought likely to be the last steam-hauled underground railway in London. Would connect the Metropolitan District and the London, Tilbury and Southend Railways[2]

1902 The line is about 2 miles long, was completed in June and has been equipped for electrical traction. [3]

1923 Became part of London, Midland and Scottish Railway and the Metropolitan District Railway. [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  2. The Engineer
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  4. [1] Wikipedia