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Old June 16th 09, 05:43 PM posted to uk.railway,misc.transport.urban-transit,
Dr. Sunil Dr. Sunil is offline
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Default Modern Railways, June

On 9 June, 18:39, 1506 wrote:
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".

I took this pic at North Ealing last September: