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« on: August 16, 2023, 18:25:32 »

Start a lift shaft from top and bottom and then make a discovery between the two. Unfortunate.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2023, 18:47:56 »

I suppose there's a lesson here about making and keeping records even when you can see no use for them.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2023, 19:09:53 »

I sincerely hope that NR» (Network Rail - home page) are allowed to complete this job.

This scheme won Access for All money several campaigns ago, and didn't get off the ground for several years. As mentioned in the article, they finally got going only in March this year, well after the Access for All scheme was mothballed.

Now its having to be almost completely redesigned & will obviously be re-priced to current costs - likely meaning an overspend, for which these days will presumably mean a request to the DfT» (Department for Transport - about) for the extra expenditure. Fingers crossed that they get this. Warwick has waited long enough.

This ought to be in the Chiltern Railways board?
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2023, 19:42:47 »

This ought to be in the Chiltern Railways board?

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2023, 21:34:11 »

Warwick Station, perhaps the 1st, with an overall roof?

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2023, 08:34:03 »

I suppose there's a lesson here about making and keeping records even when you can see no use for them.

NR» (Network Rail - home page) do keep quite good records, the archive drawings are reliant on the engineers / builders at the time the station was reconstructed marking up drawings of anything left buried.  The project team more than likely were expecting to find the original foundations during the work.
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2023, 09:56:29 »

I was going to say that things you can't imagine at the time, will nevertheless be invented and installed; but in fact, the original station was built only one year before the first Otis "safety passenger elevator" in New York, so by 1894 it was definitely a known thing.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2023, 11:27:08 »

I always like the way in which the then-newly-installed facility in (I think) the Midland Hotel at St Pancras was described as an "ascending room".
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