Constructing the Waterloo and City Line, The Graphic, 16 November 1895


This article from The Graphic depicts the construction of the Waterloo and City line, which run from Bank station to Waterloo station, in London's Underground railway or 'tube' system.

Full title:
'The Making of a Tunnel: the Waterloo and City Railway'
16 November 1895, London
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The Graphic
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19th Century British Library Newspapers BA3201461913

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