Tag: street

  • Any remains of Beach's subway in Broadway?

    Hyde Park Now-Any remains of Beach's subway in Broadway?

    In this second part on New York’s Beach Pneumatic Transit, I investigate whether any remains still exist. This post can be considered an update to what is currently known about the fate of Beach’s subway. As far as things go it does seem that there is nothing left of Beach’s subway. It was demolished to […]

  • Beach Pneumatic Transit Videos

    Hyde Park Now-Beach Pneumatic Transit Videos

    Round-up of You Tube videos featuring Alfred Ely Beach’s subway line! I mentioned Beach’s pioneering New York subway line a few weeks ago in a post on the Hyde Park pneumatic proposals. This is the of a number of posts dedicated to Beach’s pneumatic line that ran under Broadway. The real thing! Beach’s subway car at Warren […]

  • Wonderpass – how it utilises a bit part from 1863

    Hyde Park Now-Wonderpass - how it utilises a bit part from 1863

    1863 is the year the Metropolitan Railway opened. It consisted of four miles and six through stations. Of these just three were truly underground. Gower Street (Euston Square), Portland Road (Great Portland Street) and the more famous Baker Street. The main entrance was originally at the western end of the station, and this was latterly […]

  • The Metropolitan Railway's first full run in 1862

    Hyde Park Now-The Metropolitan Railway's first full run in 1862

    Common knowledge: Q – When was the first  full trial run on London’s Metropolitan Railway? A – 24 May 1862 Many sources use this date as being the date of the first full, official, run along the entire Metropolitan Railway. Sadly the answer is completely wrong! During recent research on the Metropolitan Railway, I set […]