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Model Railway Club logo
The Model Railway Club, based close to Kings Cross Station, has a great logo. I'm wondering if it is an original creation or if it references some older railway logo of which I'm unaware. https://www.themodelrailwayclub.org/wp-content/themes/mrc-2/img/logo.svg -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to 1980 - Hard Objects - Art Objects
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TfL's belt-tightening options
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55680869
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Norwegian shuts down its Gatwick base
The airline is closing all its long-haul bases and returning its 787 fleet. The 1100 pilots and cabin crew employed at Gatwick will be laid-off. It will retreat to its origins as a small Nordic short-haul low fare carrier: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/1-100-uk-jobs-go-as-norwegian-air-abandons-long-haul-services-fzw956s6w?shareToken=61da473a9f7d23c10a593ab178d9fe55 So that's another...
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New Tim
There's a tweet from Tim this morning reminding us that today is the 157th anniversary of the opening of the Metropolitan Railway, complete with then-and-now pictures of Baker Street station: https://twitter.com/mrtimdunn/status/1348212174574014464?s=21 At opening, there were broad gauge tracks, but narrow platforms; now, there are visibly wider platforms that take advantage of the narrower...
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Drain cleaning?
The W&C has been closed since March, with no prospect of reopening before this March. I wonder if the opportunity has been taken to do any long-term maintenance or deep cleaning of the trains or infrastructure during that time?
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Graffiti in Oxford Circus tube station
It looks like half a dozen people spent a full 8 hour shift down there. https://twitter.com/CrimeLdn/status/1342860699136045056 -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to Big Flame - 1984 - Sink
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Moquette history?
As a child in the 1950s and 1960s I wasn't aware of more than one moquette - it was all essentially the same to me. In fact I probably didn't become aware that there were different designs for different underground lines and buses until sometime this century. My question is therefore how many designs of moquette has LT/TfL used over the years and for (roughly) what periods?
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Thameslink returns to the Tube Map
Geoff celebrates the belated return of Thameslink to TfL's Tube Map, after a long absence. And it's not just the core section, but as much as fits in the extended zones. So the map now features over 500 stations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ5SQcdC48o
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Heathrow runway 3 lawful
The Supreme Court has given the go-ahead for LHR R3. Of course, HAL isn't going to be in any hurry to build it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55322340
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New Tier 2 Tfl route maps
Now that London is entering Tier 3, where most non-essential travel is discouraged, these are the new TfL Tier 2 route maps, where travel is unrestricted: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EpNiUjkW8AAf8kf?format=png&name=900x900
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Brent Cross Thameslink affected by TfL...
https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/blow-for-north-london-station-plans-23-09-2020/ Transport for London (TfL) has said it cannot fund plans to modify the under-construction Brent Cross West station to enable a connection to the proposed West London Orbital (WLO) railway. Platform space has been reserved at the station for the WLO railway – a London Overground extension which would...
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Have the 483s had their final run?
I just spotted this tweet from Geoff Marshall: Geoff Marshall @geofftech · 3h So I rode the ‘38 yesterday. Today there was no train. Then this has just appeared … no trains for another WEEK; what if it still doesn’t resume after that! Did I just inadvertently manage to ride on the last day that they were in service … ?
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There's one line that won't be short of...
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/crossrail-paying-140-drivers-up-to-18-months-before-the-line-opens-3tfqg5nhr?shareToken=4a6a1b0d9555d782c503924051dda2d8
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Hammersmith Bridge
"Roads minister Baroness Vere, who heads the task force, told the meeting that a full repair of the bridge would take six and a half years, more than twice as long as previously feared. It also emerged that a ferry service to allow pedestrians to cross the Thames will not start operating until the...
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