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Old June 9th 09, 05:39 PM posted to uk.railway,misc.transport.urban-transit,uk.transport.london
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Default Modern Railways, June

Yesterday when I stopped by my PMB, June Modern Railways had finally
arrived. Among the items of particular interest to me, where the
article on Crossrail, and a beautiful picture of a 1930 stock tube
train on tour.

It seems that Crossrail opening is determined to be 2017. We can only
hope. I was living in London at the time of the, then, Fleet Line
(Jubilee Line phase one) construction. It
was a fairly short stretch from Baker Street to Charring Cross. But
construction seemed to last forever.

The artist's renderings of the stations looked very good. Tottenham
Court Road is very cramped these days. The new version appears to be
considerably larger.

Sadly taxpayer pounds are being spent on reversing sidings at
Maidenhead. One hopes Crossrail will run to Reading before many years
have passed.

The 1938 tube train looked perfect. Although ISTR in service these
units ran with black roofs. The preserved one is all over red.

Later this week I will take a look at "Informed Sources".
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