Kensal Green Station at 100

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. […]

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London Overground Goes Off the Rails

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 […]

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The Panasonic LX100 and the Case of the Horrible Noise Reduction

I’ve had the Panasonic LX100 for almost a year. It replaced a Fujifilm X10 which I loved very much, but the physical manual controls and the micro four thirds sensor (along with a smashing ¬£200 cashback offer and unbelievably competitive¬†price from Cameraworld) compelled me to upgrade to the LX100. Unfortunately I’ve never particularly taken to […]

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Avro Vulcan B2 XL426

Usually if I’m going to¬†Southend Airport – or should I say¬†London Southend Airport –¬†it’s to catch an EasyJet flight for a jaunt¬†to some European destination or another. However today I made my way to Southend Airport to see a fantastic piece of RAF history – Vulcan B2 bomber XL426. This is a model of aeroplane […]

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“The Blue Lamp” Then & Now Part 2

In Part 1¬†I made some “Then and Now” comparison photos for¬†the filming locations in¬†Ealing Films’s¬†The Blue Lamp, mainly on Harrow Road and the Grand Union Canal. In this second instalment, I’ve journeyed further west to North Kensington and areas nearby which were mainly used in the car chase towards the end of the film. This […]

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