View of the London and Croydon Railway.From the deep cutting made through the hill at New Cross Hill, looking towards the Greenwich Railway.
Published at 106 Leadenhall Street, 1st June 1838.
Coloured lithograph. Printed area: 490 x 285mm. (19¼ x 11¼").
The London and Croydon Railway was opened in 1839. Extensive earthworks were needed at New Cross, otherwise the gradient of 1 in 100 would have been too steep. This view shows the impact of the newly built railways on the surronding environment; the railway track and deep verges divide the landscape and a steam train can be seen travelling towards London.
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