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Events and images from 1906

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Key Events from 1906

From the railway archiveThe 'Alternative Route' to London, built by the Great Central Railway and Great Western Railway opens. This line had been created to help speed up journey times along the London Extension, as the Metropolitan Railway section of that line was very slow due to the curvature of the tracks. The new line bypassed the Metropolitan and was built to accommodate higher speed trains. It's route (formerly the old Great Western line from Paddington to Birmingham) took it through High Wycombe and Beaconsfield before joining up with the original London Extension at Grendon Underwood.

There are 7 records from 1906

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L2547
Electric locomotive on Metropolitan Railway
Electric locomotive on Metropolitan Railway
L3165
Old and new viaducts at High Wycombe.
Old and new viaducts at High Wycombe.
L3167
Uxbridge High Street station
Uxbridge High Street station
L3168
Uxbridge High Street station
Uxbridge High Street station
L3169
Uxbridge High Street station - rear view.
Uxbridge High Street station - rear view.
L3383
Great Central Railway Class 8G, 4-6-0, No. 1113
Great Central Railway Class 8G, 4-6-0, No. 1113
L3385
Great Central Railway Class 8F, 4-6-0, No. 1067
Great Central Railway Class 8F, 4-6-0, No. 1067