Navvies work on underground railway

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of navvies at work in 1861 at the site of King’s Cross station on the Metropolitan Underground Railway – the station was to be above ground in a cutting, and we can see the point where the tunnel emerges into the open air. The Metropolitan was the world’s first underground railway and opened in 1863, linking Paddington, Euston and King’s Cross railway stations to the City.