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BritDriver
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New map idea

Post by BritDriver » 25 Mar 2018, 19:36

I've decided to create a metro map that reality is mixed with an alternative dimension. What I'm talking about is the Northern Heights plan for the London Underground in the 1930s. This was originally designed to electrify all steam lines in the north London area to High Barnet and Alexandra Palace along with extending one beyond to Bushey Heath, where a massive depot would be built to house tube stocks. All this would've been completed by 1948.
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Work did start but unfortunately was uncompleted, not only to the Second World War but afterwards passenger numbers dropped on the steam lines and an argument with the government over the section between Edgware and Bushey Heath led to the project scrapped and the remaining electrified parts to High Barnet and Mill Hill East still operate to this day.

This was interesting to me as it shows how a different London would look in 1963 (chosen this year because not only would it be 100 years of LU but the 1956/59 stocks would've been built by then so it's interesting play with more rolling stock in it). The map would be the whole Northern line so there can services from Morden or Kennington via Strand (Charing Cross didn't open until 1979 for an interchange with National Rail, Bakerloo and Jubilee line) or City (later renamed to Bank) branches to the termini above as well as Moorgate to Alexandra Palace via Highgate (High Level).

This seems radical to you all though it is less needed to research as it's mainly miles and miles of tunnel in the central area. ;)

Anyway, this is just my idea so there's extreme little chance of it being made. I'm not demanding Sjored or Michiel making it but my ideas would be created, whether there'll be a release to a map editor or not.

Image by Going South.

If anyone want to learn more about this, here's some websites and a video:
http://underground-history.co.uk/northernh.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IuUOhp8Guc&t=135s
Or another type of a very funny yet interesting video which details closer of the Bushey Heath branch by Jay Foreman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjuD288JlCs
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Re: Map idea

Post by BritDriver » 31 Mar 2018, 15:15

Rolling stock:

1938 tube stock

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1956 tube stock

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1959 tube stock

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Also, if you're thinking that the 1938/56 stocks had random lights on, they're marker codes for destinations:

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Re: Map idea

Post by BritDriver » 20 Apr 2018, 18:23

Okay it seems to gone quiet over the past few weeks... I have found this on YouTube as someone drove from Moorgate to Bushey Heath. Unfortunately there is one issue: it is not public. And when there's one, it's always a virus. Though this video did show me how the route would look like if made on MSB.

Once again, this is my idea. It's very unlikely for this to be created by the creators but just an inspiration for me and you guys.


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Re: Your ideas here!

Post by BritDriver » 10 May 2018, 15:12

Alright, I've decided to change the subject to "your ideas here!" so the community can submit their own ideas.

Yes, I know I'm hogging the forum, but I thought that the British Rail Class 313 is an idea for MSB. It's kinda half-metro, half-suburban, but it used to run on the North London lines and still on Southern's franchise and Moorgate-Welwyn/Hertford services too.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=class ... nmpagyT0M:
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Re: Your ideas here!

Post by LosAngelesMetro56 » 10 May 2018, 15:48

BritDriver wrote:
10 May 2018, 15:12
Alright, I've decided to change the subject to "your ideas here!" so the community can submit their own ideas.
If that's the case, time to go on my Metro Gold Line rant.
:P

I am currently busy so until I return with the time to explain, here's an external link to the wiki on LA most schematic route light rail route which is also the longest route in the system with 27 stations: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Li ... les_Metro)
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