Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Police HQ at Scotland Yard – and the inevitability of going round in Circles!

It is a common assertion that if one waits long enough then ‘events’ tend to go round in circles. Rarely to they go round so perfectly that we almost go back in time, but that is what the Metropolitan Police … Continue reading

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Escalators, inclined elevators and myths

CONFUSION REIGNS? When was the first escalator? When was the first escalator in London? When was the first escalator on the London Underground? Attempting to answer these simple questions reveal an astonishing amount of confusion about what was first, widely … Continue reading

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On the 55 Broadway Labyrinth

It has been understood for some time that TfL had decided to move staff into modern office accommodation, including removal from the former London Transport home known as 55 Broadway. This intention has now been openly admitted in the press, … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Railway Demonstration and Trial Trips

It is always a bit odd, when reading an erudite, readable and well-researched book, to happen across a blunder of such proportions that one has to pause for a double take and a moment for the brain to shout out … Continue reading

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