Our Terminus Tour Terminates
But the railways had their eyes on other markets and better penetration of the heart of the UK’s capital – maybe several hearts!
… Blackfriars and Holborn Viadict …
… and the next of our puzzle pictures.
The hotel remains, facing on to the Strand …
… and is now super posh!
Here, a menu sample …
… for afternoon tea. Or is it tiny afternoon nibbles?
fbb would want burger and chips PLUS posh nibbles and £40 would still be too much!
The top bridge links the main Waterloo terminus with Waterloo East’s through platforms on the Charing Cross line. The lower bridge used to carry a single track railway link between the two stations.
On the diagram below, the link is marked “To S E R”.
The connection was little used – a good thing as it crossed the concourse and the taxi toad on the level with no barriers! Health and Safety, where were you?
LADY BRACKNELL. At the cloak-room at Victoria Station?
JACK. Yes. The Brighton line.
LADY BRACKNELL. The line is immaterial. Mr. Worthing, I confess I feel somewhat bewildered by what you have just told me. To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution. As for the particular locality in which the hand-bag was found, a cloak-room at a railway station might serve to conceal a social indiscretion – has probably, indeed, been used for that purpose before now – but it could hardly be regarded as an assured basis for a recognised position in good society.
JACK. I can produce the hand-bag at any moment. It is in my dressing-room at home. I really think that should satisfy you, Lady Bracknell.
LADY BRACKNELL. Me, sir! What has it to do with me? You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing our only daughter – a girl brought up with the utmost care – to marry into a cloak-room, and form an alliance with a parcel? Good morning, Mr. Worthing!
The station name has been expunged by fbb! In 1976 British Rail Inter City burst forth in a paroxysm of publicity for new services that would run THROUGH London from northern cities to south coast destinations.
Intially there were several services …
… with good printed publicity.
Sadly, the services were not very successful, perhaps because they were slow as they crawled round the Capital; and better frequencies were available by crossing London swiftly by Underground.
fbb guesses that you didn’t always get Scottish Dancing to see you on your way to “foreign parts”! But the shed is still there …
… and the brand is remembered in the car park name!