Photographing the New

Lots Road Power Station

Lots Road Power Station

Lots Road Power Station, London, 1905
© English Heritage: BL18939

Lots Road Power Station was the largest electric transport power station in the world. It was built to serve the newly electrified Metropolitan District Line Railway and other underground lines controlled by the American entrepreneur Charles Yerkes. The photograph was taken for ‘The Tramway and Railway World’, a newspaper dedicated to “progress in electric and other traction”.

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