Harry Beck certainly designed a wonderful map and it sure is, deservedly so, an iconic design and he used his background as an electrical draftsman to good efect.
The first Tube passenger journey will be recreated on Sunday 13 January 2013
, with a series of specially restored trains including the Metropolitan Steam Locomotive No.1 and the Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage No 353 - the oldest operational underground carriage in existence - which is being restored with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund A series of additional heritage rail trips, including the use of steam trains
, which will enable many members of the public to experience the Tube's rich heritage
The Guardian celebrates this anniversary today with a special edition of G2, featuring the best tube stops, the finest underground movies and – oh yes – Stephen Moss traveling along the Central line. We'd also like your help compiling a list of songs about the London Underground.