London’s Train for the Dead


The London Necropolis Company's new Cemetery Station (1890-1899) SSPL/Getty Images
The London Necropolis Company's new Cemetery Station (1890-1899) SSPL/Getty Images

In the middle of the 19th century, overcrowded London had a big problem. It needed a way to transport the dead out of the city. The London Necropolis Railway seemed like a perfect, yet spooky, solution.