London Tube trains regularly operate on a line that never appears on any Tube map. As one of the few examples of Underground car cascading, retired Tube trains have been operating on the Isle of Wight’s Island Line since 1967. This special relationship has lasted for decades, with two generations of retired Underground trains migrating south, like people, to retire by the seaside. But this time round as replacements are sought once again, the apparently simple solution of buying in a third ...
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