On this day: London Frozen

This photograph, dated the 2nd of January, 1962 shows ice and snow at East Finchley station in London’s north. The next winter the United Kingdom suffered one of the coldest winters on record.


EPSON scanner image

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.