Going Underground

The Tube is born: On August 2, 1870, the Tower Subway, possibly the world’s first underground tube railway, opened in London. Parliament authorized the construction of the Tower Subway in 1868 and established the Tower Subway Company with three directors and starting capital of £12,000. Unfortunately, the trouble and expense incurred by the Thames Tunnel made contractors reluctant to take on the job. Finally, 24-year-old … Continue reading Going Underground