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London Transport Underground Pocket Railway Map 1945

Showing the West London Railway.

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London Transport Underground Pocket Railway Map 1945

Showing the West London Railway.

Harry Beck designed map showing the District line as far as Upminster. The map also includes the West London Railway between Latimer Road and Earls Court, passing through Uxbridge Road and Addison Road. Framed

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Dimensions: 18cm (7") High, 26cm (10¼") Wide, 1.5cm (0½") Deep
Stock code: P00904
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Harry Beck was an English engineering draftsman who in 1931 came up with the idea to show the London Underground Railway network as an electrical diagram. Beck drew up the diagram in his spare time, as London Underground was initially sceptical of such a radical proposal. It was tentatively first introduced to the public in a small pamphlet in 1933. Beck continued to update the Tube map on a freelance basis, until 1960 when the Publicity Officer, Harold Hutchison, added the Victoria Line.