17 Oct '12, 8am

Letting off steam | CabbieBlogCabbieBlog

Letting off steam | CabbieBlogCabbieBlog

In the 1930 a successful hoax succeeded by selling hundreds of 10 guinea tickets for a charity ball to be held at a house in Leinster Gardens. When the underground line was being built Nos. 23 and 24 Leinster Gardens were dismantled leaving just their 5ft-deep façades, the space left behind allowed the trains to empty their smoke boxes before entering the next tunnel. Today the fake houses can still be seen while behind them the District Line rattles along its way. At Crystal Palace Park in 1864 a novel way of transporting the public through a tube was opened which obviated the need to let off steam. A large tube enough to accommodate entire carriages was assembled, and air was forced through the tube, in the manner of a bicycle pump, to propel the train and its hapless passengers along the tube’s entire length, at the other end of its quarter mile length giant fans would ...

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Up in the air | CabbieBlogCabbieBlog

Up in the air | CabbieBlogCabbieBlog

cabbieblog.com 17 Oct '12, 12am

C entral London is starting to look as if a giant mole has been at work, with holes appearing at the most unlikely locatio...

Running out of puff | CabbieBlogCabbieBlog

Running out of puff | CabbieBlogCabbieBlog

cabbieblog.com 17 Oct '12, 8am

It wasn’t until the 1850s that underground rail travel was envisaged, deemed to be quieter and less disruptive than overgr...

King’s Cross Lighthouse - CabbieBlogCabbieBlog

King’s Cross Lighthouse - CabbieBlogCabbieBlog

cabbieblog.com 18 Oct '12, 4am

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