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In recent thread, there is a reference to the 1941 tube map at
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1941.html to a
connection from Earl's Court to Latimer Road via Addison Road and
Uxbridge Road. Addison Road is now known as Kensington Olympia. Uxbridge
Road has gone. When and why? Between 1946 and 1949 according to
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1946.html and
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1949.html. I can
find no relevant words in Clive Feather's wonderful work at
www.davros.org/rail/culg/. [It will be better when he completes the
track diagrams. I am uncomfortable with his algebraic descriptions. I
appreciate it is a hobby and he has a day job. ]
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On Jun 25, 6:13 pm, Walter Briscoe
wrote:
In recent thread, there is a reference to the 1941 tube map at
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1941.html to a
connection from Earl's Court to Latimer Road via Addison Road and
Uxbridge Road. Addison Road is now known as Kensington Olympia. Uxbridge
Road has gone. When and why? Between 1946 and 1949 according to
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1946.html and
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1949.html. I can
find no relevant words in Clive Feather's wonderful work at
www.davros.org/rail/culg/. [It will be better when he completes the
track diagrams. I am uncomfortable with his algebraic descriptions. I
appreciate it is a hobby and he has a day job. ]


There is a map here, which may explain the situation

http://tinyurl.com/ypnw4z

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Abigail Brady wrote:
On Jun 25, 6:13 pm, Walter Briscoe
wrote:
In recent thread, there is a reference to the 1941 tube map at
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1941.html to a
connection from Earl's Court to Latimer Road via Addison Road and
Uxbridge Road. Addison Road is now known as Kensington Olympia.
Uxbridge Road has gone. When and why? Between 1946 and 1949
according to
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1946.html and
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1949.html. I
can find no relevant words in Clive Feather's wonderful work at
www.davros.org/rail/culg/. [It will be better when he completes
the track diagrams. I am uncomfortable with his algebraic
descriptions. I appreciate it is a hobby and he has a day job. ]


There is a map here, which may explain the situation

http://tinyurl.com/ypnw4z


That's a good map. The link from the West London Line to Latimer Road was
destroyed by bombing in 1940, and was never reopened. I note that Uxbridge
Road was closed at the same time, presumably because the only service it had
was via Latimer Road. (Services to Willesden Junction had ceased in 1939 at
the start of WW2.) The tube map continued to show the Latimer Road
connection until (I think) 1947, when the 'temporary' closure became
permanent.
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Abigail Brady wrote:

There is a map here, which may explain the situation

http://tinyurl.com/ypnw4z


I'm surprised that the Wood Lane platform with the line cutting therethrough
has no footnote!


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Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:08:34 in uk.transport.london, Abigail Brady
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On Jun 25, 6:13 pm, Walter Briscoe
wrote:
In recent thread, there is a reference to the 1941 tube map at
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1941.html to a
connection from Earl's Court to Latimer Road via Addison Road and
Uxbridge Road. Addison Road is now known as Kensington Olympia. Uxbridge
Road has gone. When and why? Between 1946 and 1949 according to
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1946.html and
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1949.html. I can
find no relevant words in Clive Feather's wonderful work at
www.davros.org/rail/culg/. [It will be better when he completes the
track diagrams. I am uncomfortable with his algebraic descriptions. I
appreciate it is a hobby and he has a day job. ]


There is a map here, which may explain the situation

http://tinyurl.com/ypnw4z

--
Abi


That diagram is very helpful. Reference to a map suggests the route
would have been zapped by Westway construction. I can't imagine the
route can ever have been very busy.
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In message , Walter Briscoe
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That diagram is very helpful. Reference to a map suggests the route
would have been zapped by Westway construction.


The entire line was south of Westway. Had it survived, it would have
crossed what was then the short motorway from Westway to the Shepherd's
roundabout, but the road could easily have been built beneath the line
had it still been in use. Of course, it wasn't and so the embankment
down to the West London line was simply removed.

I can't imagine the route can ever have been very busy.


Trains were every 20 minutes each way (weekdays only) in 1929, with
additional services when there was an exhibition at Olympia. The service
was Edgware Road - Kensington Olympia (then called Kensington, Addison
Road).
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(Walter Briscoe) wrote:

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of Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:08:34 in uk.transport.london, Abigail Brady
writes
On Jun 25, 6:13 pm, Walter Briscoe
wrote:
In recent thread, there is a reference to the 1941 tube map at
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1941.html to a
connection from Earl's Court to Latimer Road via Addison Road and
Uxbridge Road. Addison Road is now known as Kensington Olympia.
Uxbridge Road has gone. When and why? Between 1946 and 1949
according to

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1946.html
and http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1949.html.


I can find no relevant words in Clive Feather's wonderful work at
www.davros.org/rail/culg/. [It will be better when he completes

the
track diagrams. I am uncomfortable with his algebraic descriptions.

I
appreciate it is a hobby and he has a day job. ]


There is a map here, which may explain the situation

http://tinyurl.com/ypnw4z

That diagram is very helpful. Reference to a map suggests the route
would have been zapped by Westway construction. I can't imagine the
route can ever have been very busy.


The route was zapped long before the West Cross Route link road to
Westway was built but its construction did deliver the coup de grace if
anyone might have been thinking of reinstating the Latimer Road link.

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In article , Walter Briscoe
writes
In recent thread, there is a reference to the 1941 tube map at
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1941.html to a
connection from Earl's Court to Latimer Road via Addison Road and
Uxbridge Road.

[...]
I can find no relevant words in Clive Feather's wonderful work at
www.davros.org/rail/culg/.


It's in the Hammersmith & City Line file, plus there's some pre-1906
stuff in the Circle Line file (look for "Middle Circle").

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In message of Tue, 8 Jul 2008
12:54:58 in uk.transport.london, Clive D. W. Feather
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In article , Walter Briscoe
writes
In recent thread, there is a reference to the 1941 tube map at
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.billson/tubemaps/1941.html to a
connection from Earl's Court to Latimer Road via Addison Road and
Uxbridge Road.

[...]
I can find no relevant words in Clive Feather's wonderful work at
www.davros.org/rail/culg/.


It's in the Hammersmith & City Line file, plus there's some pre-1906
stuff in the Circle Line file (look for "Middle Circle").


Thanks for that. I think I was looking for (and failed to find) "Addison
Road" which is now known as Kensington Olympia.
As one heads west towards Hammersmith from Latimer Road, what I take to
be the stump of the connection to Uxbridge Road, Addison Road, and Earls
Court can be seen on the left just outside Latimer Road.
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Walter Briscoe


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