Your friendly neighborhood boring machine

Check out this great interactive map of the London subway system, showing the real-time location of the giant boring machines that are currently digging new tunnels beneath the city. (Via Nicola Twilley)


  1. Wondering why these humungous machines always have feminine names, Ada & Phyllis in London; in my hometown T.R.U.D.E & V.E.R.A (some boring acronyms – don’t ask!).

    Shoggoth I + II would have been my choice… *evil grin*

    “It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train—a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us…”
    H.P. Lovecraft

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