I've been doing a piece on the London and Greenwich Railway (L&GR) for the Londoner's Diary site, which is exploring the diaries of Anthony Evans from the 1830s. I'd really recommend the site as it is a truly fascinating look back in time. In the course of my work I have come across two images of the L&GR that were recorded in the press at the time (both are clickable). The L&GR, which ran between London Bridge and London Street in Greenwich, was the first railway to have a terminus in London and be completely elevated. It opened to Deptford on 14 December 1836, with much ceremony, and the entire route was opened on 24 December 1838. Thus, because the railway was unique at the time it garnered a lot of media attention.
My more detailed article on the Londoner's Diary site will be coming very soon.