London Underground Line Car Diagrams
We’ve all looked at these Line Car Diagrams whilst traveling on the Tube. Perhaps through boredom, or anxiety not wanting to miss our stop or simply out of interest. The foresight of a few and the vast achievement of many, through blood sweat and tears that worked so hard to build brought us The London Underground. Much of it dug out by hand over a century ago. These are quite stunning once framed. All originals in mint condition.
VICTORIA LINE. Opened in 1968 and now carries some 170 million passengers a year. Laminated, size approx 50 x 6”. £98.
NORTHERN LINE. Formerly part of the GNR, opened 1890. The busiest London Underground line carrying 206 million passengers a year. 54 x 6”. This pre-zoning 1980‘s example, £155. Below, later zoned example £98. I have ONE ONLY of a 1971 pre-zoning formica example in excellent condition for 40 years old that shows the Drayton Park branch. Image shown at bottom of this page.
DISTRICT LINE. Opened in 1868 and now carries around 190 million passengers a year. Size approx 55 x 6”. Laminated. Zoned version, semi-gloss paper, or unlaminated 68 x 6” [all genuine, unused as supplied to London Underground] £99.
CENTRAL LINE. Formed as the Central London Railway which was opened in 1900 by the then Prince of Wales. Now carries around 200 million passengers a year. This 1981 pre-zoning example shows the now closed Epping to Ongar service that ended in 1994, that delightful single track branch is now operated by a preservation group. £149. 55 x 6.5”. I have one or two ‘light seconds’ available at a discount, these would have some creases or maybe some light edge damage. £95
CENTRAL LINE A later zoned version of the above. Size approx 50 x 6”. £98. Laminated.
BAKERLOO LINE. Created as the BAKER STREET and WATERLOO RAILWAY and opened in 1906 and now carries around 105 million passengers a year. 54 x 6”. This pre-zoning example dated 1982 shows the line from Elephant & Castle to Stonebridge Park. £98. Like the others, in mint condition and original London Underground unused stock. I’ve just found a couple of ‘slight seconds’ available at a discount.
Above. This particularly rare pre-zoning version shows the line terminating at Watford Junction, this service was withdrawn in 1982. 54 x 6”, dated 1979. £115. Mint condition. Below, an example framed.
Zoned version of the Stonebridge Park to Elephant & Castle Bakerloo Line from the 1990’s. Laminated, 49 x 5.5”, self adhesive. £96.
PICCADILLY LINE. Opened in 1906 and was extended to Cockfosters in the 1930’s and to Heathrow in 1977. Now carries around 175 million passengers a year. From the 1980‘s. This laminated self adhesive example 58 x 6” £198 unframed. Below, an example framed. PLEASE NOTE: Stock of [re-zoning Piccadilly Line car diagrams are critically low so buy now if you’d like one before they’re gone. Some 2nd’s available.
PICCADILLY LINE, ZONED example below. This laminated self adhesive example is £105.
METROPOLITAN LINE. The world’s oldest underground railway opened in 1863 and now carries around 58 million passengers a year. These rare pre-zoning example £99. Choice of gloss paper [upper image] or laminated self-adhesive [lower image]. Size approx 58 x 7.75”. From the 1980’s. I have later zoned laminated examples available from £39 - £88 and just one Zoned Metropolitan, District & Central Line £98. Images not to scale.
BELOW. FORMICA original line diagram. Very rare. The discoloured sticker will come off revealing how it was decades ago. ONE ONLY.
Below: Dated 1971 NORTHERN LINE formica version showing Drayton Park. Rare, only this one available, sorry formica version now sold, original paper example available.
Below: 1982 DISTRICT & CIRCLE LINE. A superb colourful line diagram, mint condition. More than rare these days for the D & C lines
RIGHT. As ever my dire photography doesn’t show a lovely thing at it’s best such as this District Line destination blind. Due to it’s length I’ve stitched two images together as best I can.
Some splits to the right hand side of this plastic film example over the first couple of feet or so, easily repaired. I should also have a linen 1960s example too subject to a rummage in dusty boxes!
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Please beware of fakes that are starting to appear. Rest assured that I ONLY offer genuine articles.
Hello Haydn.Just a short mail to let you know that, as promised, my (rather long) parcel arrived today. No breakages, just perfect. This is an absolute masterpiece, much better than I expected, and I can hardly wait to hang it on my wall. Once again, thank you so much for my wonderful diagram, and please thank the framer who did a very good job. Kind regards from a very sunny London. JM.
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Chaps Thanks both so much – line car diagram received beautifully framed and looks absolutely awesome. Best regards I.B
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