This section aims
to record some of the more interesting and unusual
telephone networks, mainly as they existed in the
1960s and 1970s, for the benefit of those who did not
have the pleasure of using or exploring them.
The world's first
intercontinental PABX (think about it!).
A fully automated
PABX and PAX network that was still being enhanced
and extended in the middle of World War II.
largest private network, with links into several
Auto Party Lines.
dialling comes to the USSR—in the 1930s.
A huge PAX system
with an eclectic mixture of old Strowger and new
Hungarian crossbar PAXs.
LT was notable for
retaining letter code dialling after the Post Office
had abandoned this. Although mainly a PAX network, it
also has connections to PABXs, the British Rail and
the remnant of its own Road Control system.
Last updated far too
long ago by Andrew Emmerson. Comments welcome.
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