Over 500 Vintage London Transport Maps And Photos Just Became Available To Browse Online

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 6 months ago
Over 500 Vintage London Transport Maps And Photos Just Became Available To Browse Online
One of hundreds of vintage images now available online. © TfL from London Transport Museums collection

More than 500 posters, maps and photos from London Transport Museum’s collection are now available to browse online.

Standard layout of the Johnston Underground bullseye roundel c1925. © TfL from London Transport Museums collection

As part of a collaboration with Google, a number of high-res images feature in digitised form, including many not on display in the flagship Covent Garden museum.

There is still the country by Dora M Batty, 1926 © TfL from London Transport Museums collection

150 of the most popular London Underground poster designs can be ogled, including works by Abram Games, Dora M Batty, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Man Ray and Paul Nash.

Q38 stock at Earls Court in 1939 © TfL from London Transport Museums collection

The construction and growth of the District line — currently celebrating its 150th year — is the focus of another of the digital exhibitions.

District Railway map 1908 © TfL from London Transport Museums collection

A further section of the collection traces the story of the District line's Q stock trains, and London Transport Museum's efforts to restore the last three surviving 1930s Q stock carriages to operational condition.

Metropolitan Railway locomotive No. 23 © TfL from London Transport Museums collection

New objects and digital exhibitions will continue to be added.

District Railway pocket map 1884 © TfL From London Transport Museums collection

Sam Mullins OBE, London Transport Museum’s Director said:

London Transport Museum’s collection reveals how the growth of modern London has been shaped by transport over the last 200 years, from pioneering feats of engineering to an iconic design heritage. Partnering with Google is a hugely exciting opportunity for more people than ever before to explore this fascinating story.

Reconstruction of a 1829 Shillibeer horse by in 1929 © TfL from London Transport Museums collection

You can visit the online collection here. Images can’t be downloaded directly. For personal or commercial use, contact LTM's curatorial team via the website.

One of the early 'cut and cover' lines being dug. © TfL from London Transport Museums collection

Last Updated 07 June 2019