Metropolitan Line and Underground Railways - Centenary 1963

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  • Reference
      GB 2856 (NEW)LT000371/026
  • Former Reference
      GB 2856 LT000371/024 LN000096/003
  • Dates of Creation
      Sep 1961-Jul 1963
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 folders and photographs
  • Location

Scope and Content

Various documents concerning the centenary celebrations including press releases, copies of speeches by the chairman of the London Transport Board and the Lord Mayor, details of exhibits, the order of the rolling stock parade, a list of guests, a brief history and description of the London Underground, leaflets, a photograph of the original trial trip on the railway and a commemorative booklet. Includes details of the completion of the modernisation of the Metropolitan Line including a press release and a press cutting from the 'Evening News', a list of those attending the completion and the commemorative run, notes of a speech made on that occasion, a booklet and an illustration of the expansion of the line. Contains details of local services operated entirely on diesel trains and a comparison of this new service with the old services. Also includes details of the centenary poster exhibition with a press release and catalogue of the exhibition.

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