On the back of my last post about the rarely-used-in-passenger-service Primrose Hill link on the Overground, I was doing some reading about this railway and came across the fact that my local station, Kensal Green, was opened on 1st October 1916. “That means the 100th anniversary is only a couple of days away!” I thought to myself. […]Read more "Kensal Green Station at 100"
For the last couple of weekends one of my favourite transport-works related diversions took place once again. Overground trains ran a route that appears on no official TfL maps, traversing North London by straddling two of the orange lines that most wouldn’t think linked. Yep, I’m talking about the lesser-spotted Willesden Junction to Stratford service, going via Queen’s […]Read more "London Overground Goes Off the Rails"
Another month, another London transport related event. This time Transport for London’s “Transported by Design” street festival, which closed off Regent Street last Sunday 3rd July. This was an opportunity for TfL and their contractors to display some gems from the past and demonstrate ideas for the future, in what must be one of the […]Read more "Transported by Design"
Euston station today presents itself as a unified mainline railway terminal with a London Underground station nestled beneath, connecting the two branches of the Northern line and the Victoria line. Historically though this wasn’t the case – the two legs of the Northern line started life at the beginning of the 20th Century as two distinct […]Read more "Hidden London: The Abandoned Euston Tunnels"
On Saturday I was lucky enough to make it to the London Transport Museum’s Depot Open Weekend. Although I’ve been to the main site in Covent Garden several times, this was the first time I’d visit the Acton Depot. A huge train shed, it’s filled with all the treasures the Museum has neither the space nor the money to exhibit in […]Read more "London Transport Museum Depot"
Yesterday I had an errand to run at Kentish Town so I took the opportunity to coincide my journey with the passing through of Kensal Rise station by the Cathedrals Express steam engine…Read more "Steam at Kensal Rise"