150 years of the Underground (aka the “tube”)

January 10, 2013 at 12:55 am (cinema, engineering, film, history, Jim D, London)

Yes, I know the London “tube” / Underground is stressful, should be free and is a paradise for gropers (especially during rush-hour), but still: it’s a wonder, isn’t it? And the first such underground system of its kind, anywhere.

It also has a tradition of employing a well-unionised , political and militant staff.

So let’s celebrate the 150th birthday of  ‘The Tube’ with this recently restored 1928 Brit film, ‘Underground‘:


  1. Mike Killingworth said,

    It IS free – if you’re old enough! 🙂

  2. ACA The Underground said,

    150 years, well I’d like to thank everyone invo… ah that underground!

  3. fuck hope they dont call the cops. said,

    For sure.It employed a birth of worker awakening.Sad that todays users don!t give a toss about its construction or thought abought the workers struggle to afford the fair.

  4. Jimmy Glesga said,

    The British taxpayer funded London Transport but only Londoner pensioners get free travel.
    North Sea OIL HAS KEPT IT GOING. All British muppets should get free off peak travel on the system. All good socialists and fellow Tories should support this.

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