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Trivia: Hook Underpass (Ace of Spades)



 
 
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Old October 29th 04, 11:55 AM posted to uk.transport.london
Troy Steadman
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Default Trivia: Hook Underpass (Ace of Spades)

The Hook Underpass was the first of its type in the country, there is
even a model of it in the Science Museum, but one innovative feature
it had when first built didn't catch on and was quickly removed.

Clue: it was noisy.
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Old October 29th 04, 12:14 PM posted to uk.transport.london
Tony Bryer
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Default Trivia: Hook Underpass (Ace of Spades)

In article ,
Troy Steadman wrote:
The Hook Underpass was the first of its type in the country,
there is even a model of it in the Science Museum, but one
innovative feature it had when first built didn't catch on
and was quickly removed.


Clue: it was noisy.


White ceramic tiled walls?

It's amazing that this underpass was built c.1960 whilst just up
the road there were traffic lights at South Lane until the
mid-late 1970's: they were removed when the Malden underpass was
built. A work colleague of mine lived by that junction and kept
a crowbar by the front door ready for the next accident.

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Old October 29th 04, 01:03 PM posted to uk.transport.london
Jonn Elledge
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Default Trivia: Hook Underpass (Ace of Spades)

"Troy Steadman" wrote in message
om...
The Hook Underpass was the first of its type in the country, there is
even a model of it in the Science Museum, but one innovative feature
it had when first built didn't catch on and was quickly removed.

Clue: it was noisy.


The title of the thread makes me suspect that Lemmy was installed in the
tunnel somewhere, but that doesn't sound right.

Jonn


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Old October 29th 04, 02:05 PM posted to uk.transport.london
Troy Steadman
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"Tony Bryer" wrote in message


Clue: it was noisy.


White ceramic tiled walls?


....as in "made a noise"...




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Old October 29th 04, 03:09 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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"Jonn Elledge" wrote in message


"Troy Steadman" wrote in message
om...
The Hook Underpass was the first of its type in the country, there is
even a model of it in the Science Museum, but one innovative feature
it had when first built didn't catch on and was quickly removed.

Clue: it was noisy.


The title of the thread makes me suspect that Lemmy was installed in the
tunnel somewhere, but that doesn't sound right.

Jonn


It isn't a tunnel, it's a roundabout on top of the A3 in a cutting,
nowadays a very ordinary intersection but in it's time quite something.
As was the "Ace of Spades" roadhouse on the old roundabout which had not
only a swimming pool but also an airfield.

The "innovative feature" was not Lemmy, but you are in the right order
of noisitude, two *very* noisy things one on either side of the road.


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Old October 29th 04, 03:15 PM posted to uk.transport.london
Tony Bryer
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Default Trivia: Hook Underpass (Ace of Spades)

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ilgate.org, Troy
Steadman wrote:
Clue: it was noisy.


White ceramic tiled walls?


....as in "made a noise"...


I was thinking in terms of a hard reflective surface bouncing the
sound out ...

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Old October 29th 04, 03:28 PM posted to uk.transport.london
Richard J.
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Troy Steadman wrote:
"Jonn Elledge" wrote in message


"Troy Steadman" wrote in message
om...
The Hook Underpass was the first of its type in the country,
there is even a model of it in the Science Museum, but one
innovative feature it had when first built didn't catch on and
was quickly removed.

Clue: it was noisy.


The title of the thread makes me suspect that Lemmy was installed
in the tunnel somewhere, but that doesn't sound right.

Jonn


It isn't a tunnel, it's a roundabout on top of the A3 in a cutting,
nowadays a very ordinary intersection but in it's time quite
something. As was the "Ace of Spades" roadhouse on the old
roundabout which had not only a swimming pool but also an airfield.

The "innovative feature" was not Lemmy, but you are in the right
order of noisitude, two *very* noisy things one on either side of
the road.


An excessive speed warning hooter? Though I'm not sure there was any
speed limit on the Kingston By-Pass in those days.
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Old October 29th 04, 03:43 PM posted to uk.transport.london
Paul Terry
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Default Trivia: Hook Underpass (Ace of Spades)

In message , Richard J.
writes

Troy Steadman wrote:


The "innovative feature" was not Lemmy, but you are in the right
order of noisitude, two *very* noisy things one on either side of
the road.


An excessive speed warning hooter?


I wondered about fog detonators.

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Old October 30th 04, 08:39 AM posted to uk.transport.london
Troy Steadman
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Paul Terry wrote in message ...
In message , Richard J.
writes

Troy Steadman wrote:


The "innovative feature" was not Lemmy, but you are in the right
order of noisitude, two *very* noisy things one on either side of
the road.


An excessive speed warning hooter?


I wondered about fog detonators.


Now it is getting cold *you* are getting warm.
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Old October 30th 04, 09:21 AM posted to uk.transport.london
Paul Terry
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Default Trivia: Hook Underpass (Ace of Spades)

In message , Troy
Steadman writes

Paul Terry wrote in message
...


I wondered about fog detonators.


Now it is getting cold *you* are getting warm.


Ah! Was it road heating to stop ice formation?

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