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Friday, 22 March 2013

Restored Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage No. 353

The first class carriage showing the red velvet interior. Photograph courtesy Hawkeye2011.

The London Transport Museum has recently restored Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage No. 353 (originally built in 1892) to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the London Underground. The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the London Transport Museum Friends and the restoration work was carried out by Ffestiniog Railway. The project took 16 months to complete and cost £200,000. The photographs show the train parked in Baker Street where it was inspected by HM the Queen on 20th March 2013 as part of the London Underground's 150 year anniversary. Photographs courtesy Hawkeye2011 via Flickr.

Click here for a blog tracking the restoration process.

Signage. Photograph courtesy Hawkeye2011.

. Carriage door. Photograph courtesy Hawkeye2011

150 year London Underground anniversary display. Photograph courtesy Hawkeye2011.

The Queen Elizabeth II train at Baker street after being inspected by the Queen on 20th March 2013. Photograph courtesy Hawkeye2011

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