Chancellor of the Exchequer William Ewart Gladstone with directors... News Photo1860-1869,Archival,Black And White,Box - Container,British Culture,Budget Box,Chancellor,Chancellor of The Exchequer,City of London,Engineer,England,Examining,Females,Finance,Full Length,Geographical Locations,Horizontal,Large Group Of People,London - England,London Underground,Males,Manager,Politics,Quality Control,Railway Track,Train - Vehicle,Transportation,UK,Underground Rail,Underground Station,William Ewart GladstonePhotographer Collection: Hulton Archive 2004 Getty ImagesChancellor of the Exchequer William Ewart Gladstone with directors and engineers of the Metropolitan Railway Company on an inspection tour of the world's first underground line, 24th May 1862. Built between Paddington and the City of London, it opened in January of the following year. Gladstone is seen in the front row, near right. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)