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'On the Racking'
The Nineties - End of an era of Strowger switching.

Photo: 2nd June 1992 - 'On the racking' in JSL telephone exchange. The author can be seen standing on the travelling ladder, prior to dismantling one of the vertical busbars of the Strowger final selector rack © Fynevue.
| EXIT | The Nineties | 60 | 70 | 80 |90 | 00 | 10 | 20 |
| Music | James Bond | Cars | Space |


Push The Feeling On by Nightcrawlers (1994)

Telephone Themes

Busy Line sung by Rose Murphy/Peter Skellern (1990) featured in the Cellnet TV advert.
Heart on the Line by Fortran 5 (1991)

James Bond

Pierce Brosnan: Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World is Not Enough (1999)


Prefix were marks introduced in 1983, in the format:

for example,  H  670 FPU
Prefix H I J K L M N O P R S T U V
From Date Aug 90 Not Used Aug 91 Aug 92 Aug 93 Aug 94 Aug 95 Not Used Aug 96 Aug 97 Aug 98 Mar 99 Not  Used Sep 99

The Q prefix has been used since August 1983 for vehicles of indeterminable age, e.g. kit conversion cars.


25th April 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed into space by the Space Shuttle Discovery, mission STS-131.

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