It's All On-Line - But Wrong (no 134)
Sunday, 28 August 2022
From memory, the above snap appeared in a collection published in the Daily Mail's on-line offering. The caption says ...
It is neither! But maybe we must allow the Mail to be ignorant of the subtle distinction between the London Underground (capitalised) and an underground train in London. It is, of course, a Waterloo and City (W & C) line train, owned and operated by the Southern Railway until 1947, then taken under the Underground wing in 1994.
The new W & C trains for the Southern Railway were introduced in 1940, not 1960.
They lived in troglodyte isolation for fifty years! Here is one ...
Both the black and white pictures are at Bank Station.
HCT : Farewell to London
It had space for 140 buses undercover and a further 30 in the yard. The roof was unusual in being carried by ten 35-ton triangular trusses, said to be the largest in the UK, supported on reinforced concrete columns. When London Buses was split into eleven separate companies Ash Grove became part of the London Forest operation and was closed in 1991 when London Forest was wound up, but reopened in 1994 by Kentish Bus. East Thames Buses have previously also used the site.
The depot is by the Regents Canal in Hackney.
Walthamstow bus depot is much smaller ...
RMC Cement Tank Wagon
It was about the mid 1980s when the final versions of air-driven cement tanks appeared. The system was "branded" Metalair; and the bright orange Hornby model is supposed to be one of those.
Cement wagons users on the real railway then started to look at bogie wagons.
What Am I?
The bus stop is called "Twin Bridges" ...
There are two bridges across the bifurcated south western lines west of Working station.
The "item" in question is actually linked indirectly to the art deco station at Woking ...
... and, at one time, slightly more directly to the art deco Woking signal box.
The fbb's had a chum called Dennis, now deceased, who used to work there.
Non-subtle clue - he was an electrician!
Next Bank Holiday Quiz blog : Monday 29th August