This Week In London’s History
Random London Fact Of The Week
The Northern Line’s well-established nickname, ‘The Misery Line’, should come as no surprise to those of us that have to regularly endure its daily idiosyncrasies.
However, not everyone harbours a deep resentment of this tube line. In fact, one-time London architect Mike Kelly had such fondness for the Northern Line carriages that he acquired an old carriage from the line’s ‘1959 stock’ (car number DM 1304, apparently) and installed it as an unusual feature in the back garden of his house in Herefordshire.
Mr. Kelly was not the only person with a fondness for these tube carriages – amongst enthusiasts, there is considerable affection for the 1959 stock. Although seemingly out-of-date by today’s standards, many of these carriages had a very long lifetime, some remaining in service until 2000 – contributing significantly to London Underground’s perceived decrepitude.
London’s Weather This Week
Hooray – more sunshine this week! However, there is the threat of rain as the weekend approaches, so make the most of the good weather while it lasts.
Picture of 1959 tube stock taken from Steve Thoroughgood’s Flickr photostream.