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Old 02 September 2008, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrew of Ware View Post
I thought llewtrah was talking about horse carriages for roads. No horse drawn trains were ever used on the underground (to my knowledge, but I stand to be corrected). Steam was used at first (1863), but this proved extremely smoky (surprise, surprise).
In spite of steam, smoke and sulphurous fumes, lobby groups wanted underground trains to have a smoking carriage (men only) and the railways provided these!

Tarquin is being awkward because I wouldn't let him have another pint of Stella Saturday night ....
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