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It's outside my areas of research and expertise, but I think there may have been a number of analogous places around the early Metropolitan and MDR, the Circle and elsewhere for steam loco changeovers and layovers.  These were maybe just a single siding. water supply and a place for a few baskets of coal.  St James's Park in steam days is one example, I think.   Mansion House was a more substantial location for the MDR almost on a par to Edgware Road.

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13 hours ago, Nearholmer said:

Aldgate certainly had "refreshment stalls" for steam locos.

I would be surprised if it didn't because it was terminus for some services and if the loco had been condensing in the tunnels (as it was supposed to) it would inevitably need to take water.  having heard more than a little about the sort of problems suffered by later designs of condensing loco I'd be surprised if their forebears were any better.

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