Did you know there's an alternative stretch of the Metropolitan line?
Well, there is in artist Mark Cowie's head, anyway. He has previously delighted/befuddled us in equal measures, with his lost kingdom of Chesham and oddball football map of London. And now he's back with another bonkers illustrated voyage.
In his latest screwball schemings, Cowie presents us with a stretch of the Met line running from zone 8 to 9, that's home to clockwork tube trains and a sedan chair replacement service. We're totally onboard with the first class Greggs buffet — and we would also LOVE it if there really were Amtrak style observation cars, from which you could admire the rolling hills of Chesham. Are you reading this, TfL?
Some of these apparent oddities are rooted in some kind of reality; TfL occasionally still runs heritage tube trains to Amersham, and some in recent years have indeed been of the steam variety. As for 'ye olde raw sewage' outlet... we'll let Thames Water explain that one.
All images © Mark Cowie