The Great Hammersmith Railway
Railways, Engineering, Commerce
Discusses a proposed extension of the Hammersmith and City Railway across the Thames to 'the grand agricultural and manufacturing district of Wandsworth'. Draws attention to the 'serious, but not perhaps insurmountable engineering difficulty' of laying the line across the Great Western Road, which will involve obstructing omnibus traffic and constructing a long cutting or tunnel. Suggests that the Hammersmith firm lay its lines direct from Hammersmith to Bank, 'a policy obviously suggested by the impossibility experienced by the wayfarer of finding a place in any Hammersmith-bound Hammersmith 'bus between the hours of 4 and 8 a.m.'. Concludes by noting that the only obstruction to the scheme is funds and invites 'all persons anxious to invest their capital' to do so in this scheme.
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