The railway system in Great Britain is the oldest in the world. The first locomotive-hauled public railway opened in 1825, which was followed by an era of rapid expansion. The UK has the 17th largest railway network in the world; despite many lines having closed in the 20th century it remains one of the densest rail networks.
These fascinating photos capture various famous railway stations of London in the early 1970s.
#1 Paddington Station 1976
#2 Waterloo Railway Station, 1972
#3 Green Park underground station, 1979
#4 WH Smith Newsagents, Waterloo Station, 1972
#5 British Rail signs 1972
#6 St Pancras railway station, London 1972
#7 Windsor & Eton railway station c.1979
#8 Victoria Station 1973
#9 Gatwick Airport railway station 1974
#10 Swedish pop stars (from left), Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the Swedish pop group ABBA posing at Waterloo railway station, 10th April 1974
#11 Class 33 diesel at London Waterloo station 1972