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Friday, October 15, 2010

Thunderbirds on the Underground

I can't help but notice that in the future vision for most sci-fi TV shows, the London Underground is no longer used by humans. Either humans have been wiped out, which sort of justifies why the tube network is derelict, but sometimes it seems that the idea of Londoners in the future still using an underground train is beyond comprehension.

Who would want to spend time travelling underground when air-cars or personal hover bikes are available?

Well, think what the sky would look like if every commuter and traveller wasn't on the road or under the road, but flying above us in personal flying vehicles. Personally I think the skies above us would look awful.

video clip below is from iconic 60s show, Thunderbirds and shows the characters making a journey through a very dirty Piccadilly Station and ending up at Bank station.

Thunderbirds on the London Underground

Tube geeks may now debate the route taken.

Did they swap onto the Central Line by travelling through the passenger parts of Holborn station, or carry along the Piccadilly Line towards Kings Cross and then use the King's Cross Loop tunnel that links the Piccadilly Line to the Northern Line, then head down to Bank?

Curious minds want to know!

Hattip for the video clip to District Dave.

This was my last guest post before I hand back to AnnieMole who returns from luxuriating in Bali to the wintry London skies next week. You'll find me returning back in my hole over at IanVisits. Hope you enjoyed, or at least, tolerated the interlude.

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