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Hold your breath in the tunnels.

Postby RLN » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:17 am

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Re: Hold your breath in the tunnels.

Postby 34053 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:14 pm

Must have been great fun (!!) in those early days of steam locomotives on the 'Underground'. However they mostly ran just below road level (not the very deep lines constructed later on, following electrification). So there were places along the route where the steam and smoke could escape, through 'open air' sections or through grilles in the road/pavement. Very 'atmospheric'. ;)

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Re: Hold your breath in the tunnels.

Postby RLN » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:30 pm

Yes, the early tunnels were "cut and shut" and even now you see a lot of sky, especially round the western side of the Circle line. Hence the false houses at Leinster Gardens

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