Fancy stepping over the threshold of your home with a genuine London Underground door treadplate?

The treadplates are the heavy-duty strips of metal that sit under the doors on tube trains that you’ve probably looked down at while waiting for doors to open and pondered who Metro-Cammell is.

They were the line that marked the boundary between train and platform.

When the old Met line A-Stock trains were retired, a number of parts were removed for sale, including the treadplates under the doors. These ones are marked as CRAVENS 1961 – made by the train maker in Sheffield, just a few years before they were bought by Metro-Cammell.

The treadplates are being sold by the London Transport Museum, and a bit like the Jubilee line door buttons, they are being sold in the condition they were removed from the train in – so expect a lot of muck that needs cleaning off. However, if you have the tools to cut them to fit, and patience to polish them up they’d make fantastic treadplates for the front door of any tube geek’s home.

You can buy the 1961 treadplate here, or the 1962 version here.


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