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Let them eat cake

August 1864. For 100 people on a train life was about to get a little frosty. When we think of train travel in the United States in the late nineteenth century our thoughts probably shoot back to the famous moment … Continue reading

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On strike

‘DAY OF TRAFFIC CHAOS’ printed The Times, before explaining that ‘extreme dislocation’ was the likely outcome of the Underground strike. For Londoners trying to get to work during the current tube strike, ‘extreme dislocation’ is apparently underway, but The Times … Continue reading

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Pipe Down

Last month we dealt with how the Underground became a smoker’s paradise. This month, we look at how it all fell apart. By 1926 around eighty per cent of carriages on the tube were smoking cars, and smokers had free reign … Continue reading

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