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or Charing Cross, we have a problem..
Damn great steel object doing nothing most of the night, with loads of spare rail on the deck last time I looked.
It also has a power supply sufficient to shift a train. Use that to send a lower mass object.
And the scientists could go hang out in Leicester
Square after each successful launch.
Oh YES ! [8th of 7, Nov 17 2009]
the steps, anyway [Ian Tindale, Nov 17 2009]
More of the bridge itself this time
[Ian Tindale, Nov 17 2009]
...oh, I thought you said... [Frankx, Dec 04 2009]
Greenwich Foot Tunnel
Remarkably unexciting. [8th of 7, Dec 04 2009]
Woolwich Foot Tunnel
Seen one, seen 'em all ... [8th of 7, Dec 04 2009]
Brunel's Thames tunnel
Quite an achievement. [8th of 7, Dec 04 2009]
||We have always considered that the Circle Line would make an awesome shock tube. <link>
||(Or indeed the Woolwich Foot Tunnel. As a working demo, how about the South Kensington underpass ? Conveniently adjacent to the Science Museum )
||"South Kensington underpass"..there is one? Not my usual patch (too poor(me, not them)). I'll vote for that and a shock tube, yep I'm frequently shocked usually by the ticket price :)
||It would be kind of fun to do an organic tube, built out of GM'd intestines, and it could just swallow you up and could then say with perfect honesty "I had a crap journey on the Tube". Tried writing it in part of a short-story, it was the only good bit though :(
||//"South Kensington underpass"..there is one? //
Yes, it runs from the Tube station, then under Exhibition Road, past the Natural History Museum, the V&A and up to the Science Museum.
Someone once told me it used to have its own small electric railway, but I've never seen it confirmed.
||It still does. But it is very, very small.
||Is it the railway that's small, or the electricity ?