On this day: the London Underground opened in 1863

800px-Fowler's_Ghost_Locomotive 1865 London Underground Victorian

Fowler’s Ghost Locomotive, 1865.

The world’s first underground railway, the London Underground, opened on the 10th of January, 1863.

A London tube station circa 1900

A London tube station circa 1900

The first 3.75-mile (6 km) track ran steam locomotives pulling wooden carriages, and ran between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.

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