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Old May 8th, 2007, 06:01 PM   #481
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Tubeman, do you have any maps of London's original line? As in, the first first line constructed.

After all these years, I still haven't seen it.
What, just the original Metropolitan Railway on its own?
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Old May 9th, 2007, 03:31 AM   #482
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What, just the original Metropolitan Railway on its own?
Yes, I was just wondering the route of the original metropolitan railway.

And I just realised I posted this in here instead of your Q&A section. Gosh, how embarrasing.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #483
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The original route went from Paddington to Farringdon I believe, it's part of the Circle/H&C lines now.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #484
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I think there is an old map and some information on the original railway at Baker Street station on the Circle/H&C platforms.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #485
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New Victoria line 2009 Stock has arrived at Northumberland Park Depot, looks great! And before anyone says anything about the small windows or mentions padded cells, the Vic is entirely underground! They look weird because they don't have any stickers on the doors or underground roundels on them yet.

http://www.metronetrail.com/default....=1088006490140

What's good about this stock, is since it can only fit in Vic tunnels, it means we won't end up with all the new tube stocks being identicle to this one.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #486
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I found this hilarious article, it's an old article but someone sent me it:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4079135.stm

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Old May 9th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #487
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They're looking great. Can't wait to see them in service some time soon.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #488
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Yes, I was just wondering the route of the original metropolitan railway.

And I just realised I posted this in here instead of your Q&A section. Gosh, how embarrasing.
I'll let you off

The original Metropolitan Railway was built from the H&C platforms in the GWR Paddington terminus to a station named Farringdon Street slightly to the south-west of the current Farringdon. The stations are all the same although some names have changed and the tunnels are all original 1863 vintage except through King's Cross St Pancras where the eastbound now occupies an otherwise abandoned second tunnel intended to continue the 4-tracking from St Pancras to Euston.

Physical links were built with various mainline companies: GWR at Padington, Midland at St Pancras, Great Northern at King's Cross (in both directions, although the west-facing curve was never used) and the Great Eastern at Liverpool Street when the line was extended eastwards.

At its greatest extent the Metropolitan Railway stretched out to Brill and Calvert Junction in rural Buckinghamshire, way beyond Aylesbury which remained the country terminus until the 1960's.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 07:45 PM   #489
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You make me miss London so much tubeman.

Have you ever considered getting married to your other half on a tube train (like people do on the HK MTR)?


If not, can we get married on one? (this is the third time I've asked this, I must be getting pretty close.....)
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Old May 9th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #490
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New Victoria line 2009 Stock has arrived at Northumberland Park Depot, looks great! And before anyone says anything about the small windows or mentions padded cells, the Vic is entirely underground! They look weird because they don't have any stickers on the doors or underground roundels on them yet.

http://www.metronetrail.com/default....=1088006490140

What's good about this stock, is since it can only fit in Vic tunnels, it means we won't end up with all the new tube stocks being identicle to this one.
I still think the big windows on the Central give a perception of greater EVEN underground.

Nice trains anyway. The Vic trains are getting quite old now - but they still work well. Let the testing commence...
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Old May 9th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #491
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To add...

maybe I am seeing things the second photo - http://www.metronetrail.com/_forcedo.../Train%201.jpg - but how can a driver fit in that cab? The side door closest to the front looks huge (and as if it wont open during operation) - but if you look through the window you can see the carriage and not the driver's cab...
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Old May 10th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #492
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You make me miss London so much tubeman.

Have you ever considered getting married to your other half on a tube train (like people do on the HK MTR)?


If not, can we get married on one? (this is the third time I've asked this, I must be getting pretty close.....)
Haha no, sorry, I got married last Summer in a boring Town hall

We did get driven from there to the pub in 2 Routemaster buses though
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:29 PM   #493
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I still think the big windows on the Central give a perception of greater EVEN underground.

Nice trains anyway. The Vic trains are getting quite old now - but they still work well. Let the testing commence...
I agree, the Central line always seems roomier then other tube stocks. But I think the large curved glass windows are hard to maintain/replace and are probably not as effective in an impact.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #494
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Ken Livingstone on the tube:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/montini/417982512/

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http://london-underground.blogspot.com/
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #495
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Fair play to the guy, he uses it every day
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He lives in Willesden Green doesn't he? So Willesden to London Bridge on the Jubilee line every morning?
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Fair play to the guy, he uses it every day
He gets on the stop before me, i've seen him once.
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New pics of the Victoria line's 2009 Stock, this time it's the interior!

http://tubesnaps.fotopic.net/c1280954.html

My only quirk is that the passenger alarm buttons are a bit too easy for kids to get at. And the arm rests look very flimsy, after one trip to Walthamstow and back they'll be gone.
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We've already had serious problems with the low-level passenger alarms being set off by curious toddlers on the D Stock refurbs (designed to be accessible to people in wheeelchairs but irresistable to small children)
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We've already had serious problems with the low-level passenger alarms being set off by curious toddlers on the D Stock refurbs (designed to be accessible to people in wheeelchairs but irresistable to small children)
Oh god

Do you think the armrests will last long? They seem very pointless to me, too short, and not bulky enough for one's arm to rest on comfortably.

I've noticed that the door area is wider, but the width between the seats doesn't seem much wider to other stocks, its due to the fact that the walls are much thicker!
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