World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

London Underground Watford Joint Stock

Article Id: WHEBN0006693565
Reproduction Date:

Title: London Underground Watford Joint Stock  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: London Underground 1938 Stock, London Underground Standard Stock, London Underground 1914 Stock, London Underground 1949 Stock, Bakerloo line
Collection: London Underground Electric Multiple Units
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

London Underground Watford Joint Stock

London Underground Watford Joint Stock
Manufacturer Metropolitan Carriage and Wagon
Line(s) served Bakerloo line
Stock type Deep-level tube
Notes
London Transport portal

The Watford Joint Tube Stock was built for the service to Watford along both the Bakerloo tube and the London North Western Railway. As a result, the cars were owned by both the Underground and the London North Western Railway. To be able to operate on both lines, the car floors were 4.5 inches (110 mm) higher than other tube cars. This was a compromise height between the platform heights on the two lines.

The cars were ordered in 1914, but construction was delayed by The First World War. As a result, the first cars were not delivered until early 1920.

A total of 72 cars were built by Metropolitan Carriage and Wagon: 36 motor cars, 24 trailers, and 12 driving trailers. They were formed into six-car trains, and for the first time a motor car was used in the middle of the train. For this to happen, there had to be a passageway by the switch compartment as required by the Board of Trade.

These cars were built with hinged doors to the passenger compartments, an arrangement that caused delays during station stops, as each door had to be manually checked before the train departed.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ * Bruce, J. Graeme (1979). Tube trains under London (2nd ed.). London: London Transport. p. 122.  

External links

  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • Joint Stock motor car, 1920
    • Joint Stock motor car, side view, 1920
    • Joint Stock trailer car, 1920
    • Interior view of Joint Stock car, 1921
    • Joint Stock driver's cab, 1920


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.