August 28, 2013 | | Comments 0

London Day 7: Transport Museum

We still have a few hours to spare before sun down. So, we looked up the London Pass guide for another place to visit to maximize its value.

We decided to go to the London Transportation Museum since the London Underground will be celebrating its 150 years in 2013.

London Transport Museum brings the story of London’s transport and its impact on London into the 21st century.

Horse-drawn omnibus.

A horse-drawn double decker “London Omnibus” which phased out in 1911.

The exterior stairs that lead to the upper deck.

The museum also has a scale model of the construction of the Metropolitan Line. We learnt that the first underground was built by hand. The initial steam trams that ran underground caused unbearable pollution.

Metropolitan Rly 4-4 OT No. 23 was built by Beyer Peacock in 1866 for the Paddington – Farringdon Street section; now known as the Circle Line. It is the world’s first underground railway.

Inside one of the railway coach.

There is a section of the exhibition which showcase the life of the workers of those in the transportation industry. Apparently, they were well trained and equipped. They were even given lessons like flying and participating in shooting competitions.

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