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Monday, May 07, 2007

Moving Trains on TV

Remember when they moved the new trains into the
Waterloo & City Line last April

Waterloo & City Line Lift - Photo by Stephen Knight

Ian's given heads-up about a TV programme on National Geographic tonight that shows how they did it. It's part of a series called "Monster Moves".

The Waterloo and City line doesn't have a rail connection to any other part of the London Underground or mainline network, so the only way of moving the 20 carriages and equipment was via a shaft on Spur Road.

So if you've ever moaned if you had to take out doors and windows to move large sofas, you've had it relatively easy. Also hopefully those Laurel & Hardy stylie piano movers from Chiswick might be able to take some lessons too.

Monster Moves is on National Geographic this evening at 8pm.

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