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Old January 8th, 2014, 12:40 PM   #5281
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Hey Tubey, I came across this:



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http://www.chegg.com/textbooks/londo...371-0711031371

I hadn't seen that cover before - was it an early draft?
Doesn't look like the Tubeman has been here for a while. To answer your question though have a look at your link is pointing to. Notice the words 1st edition? Bet that has something to do with it. It first came out in 2006, then 2nd edition in 2009 and now 3rd released 2012.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 01:12 PM   #5282
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The reason I asked is because the 1st edition I own actually looks like this:



Further Googling shows that the style matches another Ian Allen publication not written by Tubey:



Maybe these covers are for a foreign market - possibly the USA if it's a "rail atlas" rather than a railway atlas?
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Old January 9th, 2014, 11:56 PM   #5283
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Fans of the railway atlas may well be interested in this online track map obtained from London Underground under Freedom Of Information http://www.stationmasterapp.com/blog...-lu-track-map/

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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:25 PM   #5284
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Are there any level crossings anywhere on the LU network? Obviously none on the underground bits.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:43 PM   #5285
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Are there any level crossings anywhere on the LU network? Obviously none on the underground bits.
There's one at Neasden Depot on the entry road. There is a foot crossing I think in the Chesham branch.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 02:30 AM   #5286
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There is a foot crossing I think in the Chesham branch.
the crossing I believe you are talking about is on the unelectrified bit of track between Amersham and Mantles Wood Junction - owned by LUL, only has Chiltern trains.

There's a few in-depot ones.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 02:34 AM   #5287
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I have to say I wasn't 100% on the foot crossing, thanks

Yeah I think most people know of the Neasden one into the depot, I think it's visible from google maps too?
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Old January 12th, 2014, 07:08 PM   #5288
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Could someone clear this up for me? As i might be going to London this summer, and would like to do some spotting in the Underground, is it really illegal to take photos there or not? I have a friend who went to London last year and took a few photos in the Underground without any trouble, but i'd like to make sure.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 08:13 PM   #5289
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It would probably be an issue if you were set up with a tripod and loads of equipment.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 08:19 PM   #5290
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And if you use flash as the flash can distract staff
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Old January 12th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #5291
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It would probably be an issue if you were set up with a tripod and loads of equipment.
No issue there then, i don't even own a tripod. And the only equipment i have is my Kodak C183 Easyshare.

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And if you use flash as the flash can distract staff
I was going to say "I think that's common sense" but then i realised not everyone has that. But after having spotted trains for years i know better than to use the flash, especially in tunnels.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 07:20 AM   #5292
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So, is there any chance of the Subways and Urban Transport be broken down to at the very least, continents? It would be nicer by country.

It would make looking for posts of a certain place easier.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 09:45 PM   #5293
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At least the thread finder could have the threads, not all togheter in alpahbetical order, but rather in a by country order, probably. What do you think?
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Old April 13th, 2014, 06:35 PM   #5294
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I think extension beyond Brixton down the A23 through Streatham Hill / Streatham / Norbury / Thornton Heath to Croydon should be a distinct possibility, of course no-one in their right mind is going to travel from Croydon to King's Cross by tram, but this link would provide a very useful local service in South London for shorter journeys like (for example) Streatham to Croydon or Brixton to Norbury.

Trams aren't designed to provide mass transit for commuters between the suburbs and Central London, but what they do do very effectively (as has been proved by Croydon Tramlink) is to tap in to areas with crap public transport and provide fast, frequent links to the nearest rail and Tube stations, or to effectively link suburban communities and local shopping / commercial areas.

I don't think a tram on the busy A23 will be good at all- a tram is best using disused railways than blocking traffic on the South Circular!
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Could someone clear this up for me? As i might be going to London this summer, and would like to do some spotting in the Underground, is it really illegal to take photos there or not? I have a friend who went to London last year and took a few photos in the Underground without any trouble, but i'd like to make sure.
If you're spending more than 10 minutes at a station you should ask for the Station supervisor for permission
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Old April 16th, 2014, 04:38 AM   #5296
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If a London Underground's train (or any metro's train) reaches the end of the line after it does its journey, what does it do, go back to the line's depot and start over?
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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:13 PM   #5297
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If a London Underground's train (or any metro's train) reaches the end of the line after it does its journey, what does it do, go back to the line's depot and start over?
No because the depot maybe at the other end of the line or not actually at the end of the line. The train will crossover onto the other track and run a service in the opposite direction. When it gets to the other end it will perform the same crossover action. The only exception maybe from the peaks where the number of trains in service will reduce to the off leak level so you may have trains running ECS moves to the depot / sidings.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 11:09 AM   #5298
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At least the thread finder could have the threads, not all togheter in alpahbetical order, but rather in a by country order, probably. What do you think?
When I reorganised the railways section, I did this. Perhaps it's time for the thread finder to be reorganised and reformatted by alphabetical order now... What does everyone think?
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No because the depot maybe at the other end of the line or not actually at the end of the line. The train will crossover onto the other track and run a service in the opposite direction. When it gets to the other end it will perform the same crossover action. The only exception maybe from the peaks where the number of trains in service will reduce to the off leak level so you may have trains running ECS moves to the depot / sidings.
Okay, then does this happen on monorail lines that are part of metro systems (like Sao Paulo or Chongqing)? Or does something else happen?
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Old April 27th, 2014, 02:16 PM   #5300
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Okay, then does this happen on monorail lines that are part of metro systems (like Sao Paulo or Chongqing)? Or does something else happen?
I'm not familiar with international railways however I'd guess it does however as I say I'm sure someone else on here would have the knowledge to answer so. You could always try a google search to see if there's anything out there too.
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