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The railway through the Thames Tunnel.

The railway through the Thames Tunnel.
The railway through the Thames Tunnel.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5104
Description: For the first 20 years of its existence, the Thames Tunnel catered for pedestrians only. In 1865, it was bought by the East London Line, and was used to carry underground trains from Shoreditch to New Cross. The original tunnel still survives as the section from Wapping to Rotherhithe.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 8 Jan 1870
Credit line: Tower Hamlets Local History Library Collection
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