Photographer Julian Gajewski sent us this picture of a forlorn-looking Metropolitan line carriage being taken away by truck at the end of its working life. It’s en route to CF Booth where, after decades spent ferrying commuters between Aldgate and Amersham, it will meet a grim demise at the hands of the metal recycling machines.
Introduced in the early 1960s, the Metropolitan’s A60 and A62 stock are the oldest trains still in service on the Underground. They’re being phased out and replaced by a fleet of air conditioned, walk-through trains that were launched last year and are gradually being introduced (albeit very slowly) onto the line. By the middle of the decade the new trains will have replaced the existing stock on the Circle, District, and Hammersmith & City lines too.
See more pictures on Julian’s Flickrstream.