Metropolitan Railway "Bogie Stock" coach No 400

Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Works1900

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum
United Kingdom

The Metropolitan Railway opened in 1863 as the world's first Underground railway. Originally, all trains were steam hauled and carriages such as this 'bogie' were pulled behind locomotives. Between 1906 and 1924, the stock was converted into electric-powered trains. This train has been restored to show the interior at different times during its operation. There is a second-class compartment from 1900 and a ladies only compartment from the 1930s. The remaining sections are typical of the appearance in the 1950s. The elaborate crest of the Metropolitan Railway is on the side of each carriage. It shows the coats of arms of the various areas the service ran to.

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  • Title: Metropolitan Railway "Bogie Stock" coach No 400
  • Creator: Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Works
  • Date Created: 1900
  • Physical Dimensions: 3710mm, 2840mm
  • Subject Keywords: Metropolitan line, Train
  • Type: Railway vehicle
  • External Link: Record in London Transport Museum Collections Online
  • Reference number: 1981/539
  • Physical Description: A railway carriage with single Passenger doors, external handrails and round ventilation mechanisms along the roof; has a coat of arms printed on its long side and the inscription 'Driver' outside the driver's cabin door. Compartments have been dressed to represent three different time periods: one compartment as built 1900, second class; four compartments 1955 third class; one compartment 1929 ladies only.
  • Item location: Covent Garden Museum