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Postby Tasa » Fri 25 May, 2012 10:23 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:

And if anyone knows how to display the full size PDF on Secret Leeds then please let me know and I'm mail it on to you to put on here.
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Send it to me and I'll have a go - I remember converting a PDF file for you a few years ago!
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Postby Leodian » Fri 25 May, 2012 10:27 pm

One point of interest in passing. Up to a few years back it was a not uncommon sight to see the remains of large trees wedged up against the arches where the underground road/pedestrian way goes over the river. Those trees were presumably carried there in times of flood. Having not seen any now for a few years I wonder if they are quickly removed or even stopped from getting to there perhaps at where the river starts its underground flow (or of course they still get wedged but none have been whenever I've looked in the last few years!).
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Fri 25 May, 2012 11:00 pm

Tasa wrote:
Phill_dvsn wrote:

And if anyone knows how to display the full size PDF on Secret Leeds then please let me know and I'm mail it on to you to put on here.
I think Tasa is a master of that?                


Send it to me and I'll have a go - I remember converting a PDF file for you a few years ago!

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Postby Phill_dvsn » Fri 25 May, 2012 11:11 pm

Leodian wrote:
Up to a few years back it was a not uncommon sight to see the remains of large trees wedged up against the arches where the underground road/pedestrian way goes over the river. Those trees were presumably carried there in times of flood.

Hi Leo, full trees certainly get slammed down the Meanwood beck in times of flood. I have a photo of one wedged solid in the tunnels here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/1009081432/

It's a hefty tree trunk too.
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Postby book » Fri 25 May, 2012 11:19 pm

Do any of you urban explorers think Leeds was ideally placed with its geography and topography for an under ground train service running in the directions of the main transport corridors? It seems that the infrastructure is already in place in the city centre?
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Postby Leodian » Fri 25 May, 2012 11:42 pm

Those are fun images Phill. The ubiquitous shopping trollies get everywhere, along with the traffic cones and no doubt soon to become a favourite - the wheelie bin! Regular Smiley
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Fri 25 May, 2012 11:50 pm

book wrote:
Do any of you urban explorers think Leeds was ideally placed with its geography and topography for an under ground train service running in the directions of the main transport corridors? It seems that the infrastructure is already in place in the city centre?

I think the Victorians were the industrious lot who seemingly found tunnels as easy to build as footpaths. Human moles they were with little more than a pick axe and shovel. I have no doubt if Leeds had been as big as it is today in Victorian times we would have had a very good underground.

I doubt anything like that will ever happen in Leeds in the future. We seem doomed to a Worst bus service they try to make grand by calling it 'THE OVERGROUND'

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Postby BJF » Sat 26 May, 2012 4:14 pm

after the war,there were plans for taking the trams underground within the city centre.

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Postby Phill_dvsn » Wed 03 Oct, 2012 8:37 pm

book wrote:
Do any of you urban explorers think Leeds was ideally placed with its geography and topography for an under ground train service running in the directions of the main transport corridors? It seems that the infrastructure is already in place in the city centre?

I wish they would build an underground in Leeds, the last few weeks I've been looking into the history of the London Underground. It's a fascinating piece of engineering.

I found out this interesting place exists in the poshest part of Paddington.
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Postby Leodian » Wed 03 Oct, 2012 9:19 pm

Talking of underground in London I have a tatty copy of a book 'Underground London' by John Hollingshead that was published in 1862. In its preface it states "This book contains an account, more or less readable, of most things belonging to "Underground London," particularly of the mechanism of sewers, and of the water and gas supply...I have waded many miles through old and new London sewers...". It has fascinating information about the sewerage system of London (not just its infrastructure). Sorry that this is not about tunnels under City Station Leeds but Phill's post reminded me of the book. I wonder if there is a book about the sewerage system of Leeds?
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