Construction of First Underground Railway

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Construction of First Underground Railway.  At the grand opening on 9 January 1863, directors, shareholders and special guests became the first passengers on London's sensational new underground railway.  The inset shows a portrait of Charles Pearson, a city solicitor who was largely responsible for this undertaking.  Original artwork for illustrations on p10 of Look and Learn issue no 944 (23 February 1980).

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