Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The train created to carry the dead

A rare view of the first London Necropolis Railway station, built in 1854; it was demolished
after the new station was built in 1902 (Credit: SSPL)

Because it's the Day of the Dead: For 87 years a train ran out of London and back. It left from a dedicated station near Waterloo built specifically for the line and its passengers. The 23-mile journey, which had no stops after leaving London, took 40 minutes.There was “comforting scenery” along the way but many of the riders did not enjoy the scenery because they were dead and their destination was the cemetery.

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Thanks Bruce!

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