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Glasgow District Subway

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Glasgow District Subway

An advertisement for the Glasgow District Subway, c 1900.

The subway was opened at the end of 1896. The advert lists the advantages of the unusual cable system which hauled the subway cars round each of the tunnels - no steam and no smoke, with "perfect ventilation" (some might have disagreed with the latter comment!) and a speed of 15 miles per hour. The cars are described as roomy and commodious. Trains arrive every few minutes, and the journey time between stations is only two and a half minutes.

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Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

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