Spiral Escalator



Spiral Escalator

The first and last spiral staircase in England.

Location: Holloway Road, Islington

Description: Holloway Road tube station on the Piccadilly line is very compact, it was built with two lift shafts, one of which continues to be used today.

The second lift shaft however was an experimental spiral escalator, built by the Reno Company of America. It originally went around the inner lift shaft and two separate spirals were employed - one up and one down. It was a massive failure and take up was poor.

There are pieces of it remaining within the London's Transport Museum. Now there is a steel staircase in it's place, which seems to be much less fun!

Tagged in this Tour: Top 10 London Underground Sights

Themes: QuirkyQuirky Theme  HistoricalHistorical Theme
Ranking This Month: 1044/2786
Pages Hit This Month: 51
Link to This Page: http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location/2075

Spiral Escalator

The first and last spiral staircase in England.


The Shady Old Lady points out that you can drag this map using mouse. Or visit our full massive map.


Got something to add? Write it 'ere:
Name:     Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:
Other places nearby...

Old Parr aged 152 lived here», 2.9km

Pat Sharp's Mullet», 7.1km

Big Ben....», 3.6km

The Last Wherryman's Seat», 3.1km

Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power», 2.7km

Neal's Yard Water Clock», 2.6km

Colonel Elliott's Magic Home», 2.8km

Magic, Gizmos & FUN», 2.4km

The Temple of Health», 3.3km

A Sunbeam of a Venue», 5.0km