On 4 October 1911 the first escalator was installed on the Underground, in Earl's Court Underground station. The escalator linked the Piccadilly and District line platforms. The view is from the bottom landing, with passengers travelling on the new system. An inset illustration shows the top landing.
Location: Earl's Court Underground station, Kensington & Chelsea SW5
Image no: 5483/R
Inventory no: 1998/70569
Your memories: My grandfather helped to build this escalator. His name was John Thomas Shepherd, known as Tom, a carpenter from the village ........ Read more »