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London Underground
The LONDON UNDERGROUND (also known simply as THE UNDERGROUND, or by its nickname THE TUBE) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
, Essex
Essex
and Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
in the United Kingdom. The Underground has its origins in the Metropolitan Railway
Metropolitan Railway
, the world's first underground railway. Opened in 1863, it is now part of the Circle , Hammersmith the first line to operate underground electric traction trains , the City later, smaller, roughly circular tunnels – which gave rise to its nickname, the Tube – were dug through at a deeper level. The system has 270 stations and 250 miles (400 km) of track. Despite its name, only 45% of the system is actually underground in tunnels, with much of the network in the outer environs of London being on the surface
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Track Gauge
North America · South America · Europe · Australia * v * t * e Part of a series on RAIL TRANSPORT * Operations * Track * Maintenance * High-speed railways * Track gauge * Stations * Trains * Locomotives * Rolling stock * Companies * History * Attractions * Terminology (AU , NA , NZ , UK ) * By country * Accidents * Railway couplings * Couplers by country * Coupler conversion * Track gauge * Variable gauge
Variable gauge
* Gauge conversion * Dual gauge * Wheelset * Bogie
Bogie
(truck) * Dual coupling * Rail subsidies * Modelling * v * t * e In rail transport , TRACK GAUGE is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails
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Operational Expenditure
An OPERATING EXPENSE, OPERATING EXPENDITURE, OPERATIONAL EXPENSE, OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURE or OPEX is an ongoing cost for running a product, business, or system. Its counterpart, a capital expenditure (capex), is the cost of developing or providing non-consumable parts for the product or system. For example, the purchase of a photocopier involves capex, and the annual paper, toner , power and maintenance costs represents opex. For larger systems like businesses, opex may also include the cost of workers and facility expenses such as rent and utilities. In business , an operating expense is a day-to-day expense such as sales and administration , or research "> * ^ David Maguire, The business benefits of GIS : an ROI approach, 1st ed
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River Thames
The RIVER THAMES (/tɛmz/ ( listen ) TEMZ ) is a river that flows through southern England
England
, most notably through London. At 215 miles (346 km), it is the longest river entirely in England
England
and the second longest in the United Kingdom , after the River Severn . It also flows through Oxford
Oxford
(where it is called Isis ), Reading , Henley-on-Thames and Windsor . The lower reaches of the river are called the Tideway , derived from its long tidal reach up to Teddington Lock . It rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, and flows into the North Sea
North Sea
via the Thames Estuary
Thames Estuary
. The Thames drains the whole of Greater London
London

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Reporting Mark
A REPORTING MARK is an alphabetic code of one to four letters used to identify owners or lessees of rolling stock and other equipment used on certain railroad networks. In North America the mark, which consists of an alphabetic code of one to four letters, is stenciled on each piece of equipment, along with a one- to six-digit number. This information is used to uniquely identify every such rail car or locomotive, thus allowing it to be tracked by the railroad they are traveling over, which shares the information with other railroads and customers
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Standard Gauge
The STANDARD GAUGE (also STEPHENSON GAUGE after George Stephenson , INTERNATIONAL GAUGE, or NORMAL GAUGE) is a widely used railway track gauge . Approximately 55% of the lines in the world are this gauge. All high-speed rail lines, except those in Russia , Uzbekistan , and Finland , are standard gauge. The distance between the inside edges of the rails is defined to be 1435 mm except in the United States, where it is still defined in Imperial and US customary units as approximately 4 ft 8½ in. It is also called the UIC GAUGE or UIC TRACK GAUGE, the EUROPEAN GAUGE in the EU and Russia, or UNIFORM GAUGE in Queensland, Australia
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London Passenger Transport Board
The LONDON PASSENGER TRANSPORT BOARD (LPTB) was the organisation responsible for local public transport in London
London
and its environs from 1933 to 1948. In common with all London
London
transport authorities from 1933 to 2000, the public name and brand was London
London
Transport . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 The board * 2.1 Members * 3 London
London
Passenger Transport Area * 4 Responsibilities * 4.1 Railways * 4.2 Tramways * 4.3 Buses and coaches * 5 Further history * 6 Sources * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYThe LPTB was set up by the London
London
Passenger Transport Act 1933 enacted on 13 April 1933. The bill had been introduced by Herbert Morrison , who was Transport Minister in the Labour Government until 1931
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Paddington
PADDINGTON is an area within the City of Westminster
City of Westminster
, in central London
London
. Formerly a metropolitan borough , it was integrated with Westminster
Westminster
and Greater London
Greater London
in 1965. Three important landmarks of the district are Paddington
Paddington
station , designed by the celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
and opened in 1847; St Mary\'s Hospital ; and Paddington Green Police Station (the most important high-security police station in the United Kingdom). A major project called Paddington Waterside
Paddington Waterside
aims to regenerate former railway and canal land between 1998 and 2018, and the area is seeing many new developments
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Buckinghamshire
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (/ˈbʌkɪŋəmʃər/ or /-ʃɪər/ ), abbreviated BUCKS, is a county in South East England
England
which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire
Berkshire
to the south, Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
to the west, Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
to the north, Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
to the north east and Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
to the east. Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
is one of the home counties and towns such as High Wycombe , Amersham
Amersham
, Chesham
Chesham
and the Chalfonts in the east and southeast of the county are parts of the London commuter belt, forming some of the most densely-populated parts of the county. Development in this region is restricted by the Metropolitan Green Belt
Metropolitan Green Belt

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Hertfordshire
HERTFORDSHIRE (/ˈhɑːrtfərdʃɪər/ ( listen ) ; often abbreviated HERTS) is a county in southern England
England
, bordered by Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
to the north, Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London
Greater London
to the south. For government statistical purposes, it is placed in the East of England
England
region. In 2013, the county had a population of 1,140,700 living in an area of 634 square miles (1,640 km2). Four towns have between 50,000 and 100,000 residents: Hemel Hempstead , Stevenage , Watford
Watford
and St Albans
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Greater London
GREATER LONDON, or LONDON, is a region of England
England
which forms the administrative boundaries of London
London
, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies . It is organised into 33 local government districts : the 32 London
London
boroughs (which make up the county of Greater London) and the City of London
City of London
(which is a separate county, but still part of the region). The Greater London Authority , based in Southwark
Southwark
, is responsible for strategic local government across the region and consists of the Mayor of London
London
and the London Assembly . The City of London
City of London
Corporation is responsible for the local government of only the City of London
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Kibblesworth
KIBBLESWORTH, meaning Cybbel's Enclosure, is a village 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Birtley, Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear
, England
England
. Kibblesworth
Kibblesworth
was a mainly rural community until the development of the pit and brickworks and the resulting increase in population. Now, after the closure of the pit, few of the residents work in the village. Formerly in County Durham it was transferred into the newly created county of Tyne and Wear in 1974. CONTENTS * 1 Churches & Chapels * 2 The Colliery * 3 Notable buildings and structures * 4 Chronology * 5 Notable people * 6 References * 7 External links CHURCHES "> Better known as 'the Barracks', KIBBLESWORTH OLD HALL was divided up into tenements. The memory survives, in the street named Barrack Terrace. The hall was demolished and replaced by the Miner's Institute in 1934. The area has recently been redeveloped for housing
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Essex
ESSEX /ˈɛsɪks/ is a county in the East of England
England
immediately north-east of London
London
and is one of the home counties . It borders the counties of Suffolk
Suffolk
and Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
to the north, Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
to the west, Kent
Kent
across the estuary of the River Thames to the south and London
London
to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford , which is the only city in the county. Essex
Essex
occupies the eastern part of the former Kingdom of Essex , which subsequently united with the other Anglian and Saxon
Saxon
kingdoms to make England
England
a single nation state
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Modernism
MODERNISM is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the factors that shaped modernism were the development of modern industrial societies and the rapid growth of cities, followed then by reactions of horror to World War I
World War I
. Modernism
Modernism
also rejected the certainty of Enlightenment thinking, and many modernists rejected religious belief. Modernism, in general, includes the activities and creations of those who felt the traditional forms of art, architecture, literature, religious faith, philosophy, social organization, activities of daily life, and even the sciences, were becoming ill-fitted to their tasks and outdated in the new economic, social, and political environment of an emerging fully industrialized world
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Electric Locomotive
An ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines , a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or fuel cell . Electric locomotives with on-board fueled prime movers , such as diesel engines or gas turbines , are classed as diesel-electric or gas turbine-electric locomotives because the electric generator/motor combination serves only as a power transmission system . Electricity
Electricity
is used to eliminate smoke and take advantage of the high efficiency of electric motors , but the cost of electrification means that usually only heavily used lines can be electrified
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Edward Johnston
EDWARD JOHNSTON, CBE
CBE
(11 February 1872 – 26 November 1944) was a Uruguayan and British craftsman who is regarded, with Rudolf Koch
Rudolf Koch
, as the father of modern calligraphy , in the particular form of the broad edged pen as a writing tool. He is most famous for designing the sans-serif Johnston typeface that was used throughout the London Underground
London Underground
system until it was redesigned in the 1980s. He also redesigned the famous roundel symbol used throughout the system. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Private life * 4 Publications * 5 References * 6 Further reading * 7 External links EARLY LIFEJohnston was born in San José de Mayo , Uruguay
Uruguay

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