LTM Depot Scavenger Hunt
Over the last few weeks my inner public transport geek has been fed some tasty, but metaphorical, biscuits by the London Transport Museum, as I’ve been helping them organise a photo scavenger hunt around their Acton Town Depot, giving me, Paul and Anna the chance to run around it when it was empty to do ‘research’. Which was neat. Anyways, it has now occurred and it seems to have worked, despite the complaints that the clues were too hard and the scary number of tiny children who were either running around or being pushed in tank-sized push-chairs around the incredibly crowded WAREHOUSE OF TRANSPORT JOY. For those of you who couldn’t/didn’t/couldn’t be arsed/had no interest to make it along I thought I’d post up some clues for you here so you could see the levels of tortuous language and geekery that you missed out on.
The thing that scared me most was that the winning team only missed two clues…
There’s a whole pile of piccies up in the hunt’s Flickr group – go look, favourite and comment, their may be a prize in it for the picture with the most love.
Click the clue to look at a picture of what you would have looked for:
The Wordy Clues
- Show a doubling of ticket price (two photos)
- There’s a lot of them around, but this is a sign that this Chapter is way out!
- A literal 2CV model that doesn’t run on petrol
- Who showed, in his own small way, that escalators were safe, even with only one leg?
- A little bit of the future – going to the stars but underground.
- You can’t put a float on rails, but you can still deliver with one of these.
- Pour aller à Brochant, s’il vous plait?
- The end of the line for this beastly neighbour is a stately home.
- The car with most facial hair.
- Somewhere to hide when the bombs start falling.
- This is a useful place if you’ve left your umbrella on the train.
- London Transport is a much more global organisation than you’d think.
- Find thus underground interloper from British Rail.
- Love me Tender, love me true. When the bus breaks down this’ll come for you.
- A tree of convenience
- This caged wonder checks coins rather than defrosts ice.
- A little big apple rolls down the avenue.
- A beatle-sized replica.
- Follow the trams along this tiny monarch’s path.
- A little orange man in a little station under a big dome.
The Picture Clues
(Things for the teams to find and shoot in the huge and crowded warehouse – click the piccies for uncropped versions)