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London Transport Museum

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The London Transport Museum⇒ is at the eastern corner of Covent Garden.  Entry is a little expensive at £17 (in 2016) for a single adult but there are a variety of concessions, group tickets and under 18’s go free.  The Acton Depot⇒ is much larger but only accessible as part of a tour or on an open day.

Vintage steam engines can be found at the Science Museum⇐ (free entry) and a classic/vintage vehicles race can be seen once a year at Crystal Palace Motorsport⇐.

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Horse drawn coaches developed into horse drawn trams (on rails).

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Then trams powered by electricity from overhead power lines.

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There were also motorised omnibuses.

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Then underground powered by electricity.  Although there were three oil fired steam locomotives used during construction of the underground.

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This locomotive was used on an overground line but passed through several small tunnels, hence its minimal height.

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Sprung upholstery. More comfortable than modern day but heavier.

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Some of the underground trains remained like this into the 1960’s and even 1970’s.  It is a testament to how well they were built.

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The Routemaster bus⇐ also lasted well, the basic design being in use from 1956 to 2005.

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As luck would have it, I ran into one of these just outside the museum.

6 responses

  1. Those old vehicles are just gorgeous!

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    June 26, 2016 at 11:08

  2. Wow! My dad would love to visit any place like that 🙂

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    December 13, 2016 at 22:30

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