LONDON UNDERGROUND tube plan map diagram. Northern Heights SCHLEGER/ZERO #2 1938

LONDON UNDERGROUND tube plan map diagram. Northern Heights SCHLEGER/ZERO #2 1938

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'London Transport - Underground Lines No 2. 1938' (14062) by Hans Schleger ("Zero") (No.2 1938). Vintage diagram of lines pocket map issued by London Transport, 14.5 x 22.5cm, 5.75 x 8.75 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

A map of the Underground network by Hans Schleger (who went under the pseudoynm of "Zero") with airbrushed background which emphasises the central area. Authorised extensions are included as a dotted line as used for the Central line extensions to Denham and Ongar, the extensions on the Northern line to Bushey Heath, High Barnet and Alexandra Palace and the Bakerloo extension to Stanmore. The District and Piccadilly lines to Hounslow West are horizontal, as is the Central line to Ealing Broadway. The Metropolitan line is shown as far as Aylesbury with the branch to Chesham. The GWR and LMS line between Uxbridge Road and Willesden Junction are included, as is the Waterloo & City Railway. The front cover is red with a small black roundel, and there are four maps of parts of Central London on the back. The map shows as under construction the "New Works Plan" (Northern Heights project) to take over the ex-GNR line between Finsbury Park and Edgware and High Barnet, including the Alexandra Palace branch. These were to be incorporated into the Northern Line with a new connection with the Northern City line at Finsbury Park, and an extension from Edgware to Bushey Heath. The project was abandoned at the onset of World War 2 and never restarted, though these lines continued to be shown as under construction until 1950. The Central Line extension to the west is shown as being under construction as far as Denham (though it eventually was only completed as far as West Ruislip), and to Ongar in the east. The map includes the "Middle Circle", an underground train line using the West London Railway between Latimer Road and Earls Court, passing through Uxbridge Road and Addison Road. The line closed in 1940 following bomb damage. It was not reopened until 2008 as part of the Overground network. The Metropolitan Line to Stanmore is shown alongside the Bakerloo Line (to which line this route was transferred in 1939 - now part of the Jubilee line). The Metropolitan Line includes "Marlboro" (Marlborough) Road station, closed upon transfer to the Bakerloo line in 1939, while the dotted Bakerloo line includes Acacia Road station - the original proposed names for St John's Wood station.

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'London Transport - Underground Lines No 2. 1938' (14062)

A map of the Underground network by Hans Schleger (who went under the pseudoynm of "Zero") with airbrushed background which emphasises the central area. Authorised extensions are included as a dotted line as used for the Central line extensions to Denham and Ongar, the extensions on the Northern line to Bushey Heath, High Barnet and Alexandra Palace and the Bakerloo extension to Stanmore. The District and Piccadilly lines to Hounslow West are horizontal, as is the Central line to Ealing Broadway. The Metropolitan line is shown as far as Aylesbury with the branch to Chesham. The GWR and LMS line between Uxbridge Road and Willesden Junction are included, as is the Waterloo & City Railway. The front cover is red with a small black roundel, and there are four maps of parts of Central London on the back. The map shows as under construction the "New Works Plan" (Northern Heights project) to take over the ex-GNR line between Finsbury Park and Edgware and High Barnet, including the Alexandra Palace branch. These were to be incorporated into the Northern Line with a new connection with the Northern City line at Finsbury Park, and an extension from Edgware to Bushey Heath. The project was abandoned at the onset of World War 2 and never restarted, though these lines continued to be shown as under construction until 1950. The Central Line extension to the west is shown as being under construction as far as Denham (though it eventually was only completed as far as West Ruislip), and to Ongar in the east. The map includes the "Middle Circle", an underground train line using the West London Railway between Latimer Road and Earls Court, passing through Uxbridge Road and Addison Road. The line closed in 1940 following bomb damage. It was not reopened until 2008 as part of the Overground network. The Metropolitan Line to Stanmore is shown alongside the Bakerloo Line (to which line this route was transferred in 1939 - now part of the Jubilee line). The Metropolitan Line includes "Marlboro" (Marlborough) Road station, closed upon transfer to the Bakerloo line in 1939, while the dotted Bakerloo line includes Acacia Road station - the original proposed names for St John's Wood station.

DATE PRINTED: No.2 1938    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 14.5 x 22.5cm, 5.75 x 8.75 inches (Medium); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Vintage diagram of lines pocket map issued by London Transport

CONDITION: Fair-to-Good: Slight wear at tops and bottoms of folds. Minor blemishes. Please note any other blemishes on the scan prior to purchasing this picture. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is related information and images printed on the reverse side of the picture

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Hans Schleger ("Zero")

PROVENANCE: London Transport, printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co, London SE1. Crown Copyright

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