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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 102 - October 2009

New Displays on Show


As a part of the celebrations of our 40th anniversary at Quainton, QRS members Bill Simpson, ably assisted by Rob Riley, have been working to produce a striking and imaginative 3 dimensional display. The display shows the routes of the Metropolitan Railway; with all its branches, from Central London to Brill and Verney Junction. Illustrated with period photographs, the display was on show in the Visitor Centre throughout September and it is planned that after winter storage it will be re-erected in a more permanent home in 2010.


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Allan Baker - Bill Simpson and Bob Riley proudly show the finished results of their Metropolitan Railway display

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Allan Baker - Ian Miller puts the finishing touches to the Passimeter


Inside the Museum Buildings, the new displays of a 1938 Tube Car emerging from a "tunnel" and the beautifully restored London Transport Passimeter (ticket office), have been attracting much interest and praise from visitors as they near completion.


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Photo:
Allan Baker - Richard Mather takes his life into his hands as a tube train bursts from the tunnel


Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2009 and so does not reflect events in the 5+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Reference:
New Displays on Show - Quainton News No. 102 - October 2009


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