wferrynewfi 690x495 - Woolwich ferry upgrade #2

In the previous installment covering news on the Woolwich ferry upgrade I discussed the new automated mooring system for the ferry. To some it may have seemed the idea of a magnetic mooring system was a bit far fetched. More information has emerged to show this new innovation is indeedRead More →

DSC 0406fi 690x495 - Euston Station Anniversary Special

On this day fifty years ago the Queen opened the new Euston station. This embedded video (below) from You Tube shows pretty much the whole proceedings. The large stone unveiled by the Queen still stands to this day near the escalators leading to the tube station. Euston station is aRead More →

parkourfi 690x495 - Parkour versus the Tube

We’ve seen a few videos where people race the tube, namely between Mansion House and Cannon Street, and yes people beat the tube easily. This one is different. Its a parkour race against the tube. For those of you who do not know what parkour is, its jumping, acrobatics, oftenRead More →

IMG 2495fi 690x495 - Woolwich Ferry Finale #2

The second part covering the last days of the Woolwich Ferry following the special feature I did on Sunday. In this we see the ferry at work, the run up to the final night, the very last crossings, and some post-closure scenes. This will be the last of the postsRead More →

IMG 2518fi 690x495 - Woolwich Ferry Finale #1

The Woolwich ferries had their last day on 5th October 2018, with James Newman having the honour of the very last crossings. These pictures, taken in the final hour of sister ferry, Ernest Bevin, show the bridge, the captain at work and the engine rooms. I had not expected toRead More →

IMG 7095fi 690x495 - St Pancras at 150 - the cake!

Today at St Pancras was cake day! A huge cake featuring all the main elements of the station was made to celebrate the station’s 150th birthday and at 6pm on Monday evening the cake was cut after renditions of ‘Happy Birthday’ by King’s and other schools. The beer festival wasRead More →

IMG 6993 690x495 - St Pancras at 150

Today its 150 years since St. Pancras station opened its doors. I thought it would be nice to celebrate with a series of pictures. These pictures range from the construction of the station right to the present as well as the hotel and other aspects and there is a goodRead More →

DSC 0305fi 690x495 - Mind those indicators!

Bank tube station is well known for its ‘Mind the Gap!’ announcement but these days it seems people should mind the indicators too – as well as the gap!! Anybody trying to work out what these indicators are denoting might not be looking where they are going…. Mind the doors,Read More →

DSC01586fi 690x495 - The Golden Jubilee Buses #2

This is the second part of the Golden Jubilee Buses feature and specifically covers RT4172, mainly working the 6 route. For the Golden Jubilee, RT4172 worked the 6, 38 and the 73 plus the Jubilee bus parade. Several Jubilee Bus Tours were undertaken too covering various London bus routes andRead More →

IMG 1743 690x495 - Euston HS2 #3

This is the third of my reports on HS2. The previous was made in May 2018 thus four months has elapsed. HS2’s progress is quite well underway with some demolition already having taking place. The earliest structure to be demolished was Euston Downside Carriage Maintenance Depot in Park Crescent West/GranbyRead More →