DSC 0107fi 460x270 - New lifts at Finsbury Park tube

Finsbury Park has lifts to the tube once again after a century. The station’s last lifts were taken out of use in 1921 and there were once eight! For almost 100 years there’s been none. The bottom landing stages of the old lifts can still be seen to this day.Read More →

ffakefi 460x270 - Don't we just love fake history films!

Fake history films – ‘the new threat to truth’ as this recent article in the Guardian postulated. Wow! The truth is all history films are fake. There’s just no way the past can be replicated in any way or form. The closest one would see to the truth might beRead More →

DSC 0082fi 460x270 - Victoria Line 50th - a cake of a time!

September 1st 2018 was the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first section of the Victoria Line. I had intended to do a report on the day’s events for publication just a few days after but it just got put to one side and eventually was forgotten altogether. FinallyRead More →

DSC 0054fi 460x270 - Rare mixed tube track at Baker St #3

Another installment in the Baker Street track replacement works series! This time we can see the entire track layout at Baker Street consists of flat bottom rail, and I assume the work here has been done (apart from tidying things up and removing the other spare bits of flat bottomRead More →

01011215xfi 460x270 - District Line 150th celebrations

Saturday 26th January was the first day of TfL’s District Line 150th anniversary. This begins a programme of events throughout 2019 which involve talks, station tours, steam trains on the District through the Central London tunnels. The stations that participated in this day’s events were Westminster, St. James’s Park, Victoria,Read More →

IMG 9643xfi 460x270 - Old tube station reveals itself!

Fifty years ago in February 1959, the last tube trains to served this particular station were withdrawn. The station itself eventually became hidden for good by huge advertising boards and the only proper reminder it ever existed was a footbridge that apparently went nowhere! Recently these advertising hoardings came downRead More →

IMG 9611fi 460x270 - Rare mixed tube track at Baker St #2

The very unusual mixed rail track at Baker Street is no more. It lasted probably just one day! What we now see is the more traditional kind of bullhead/flat bottom rail interface rather than each type on the same section of track. These pictures were taken this evening (24th January)Read More →

IMG 9604fi 460x270 - Rare mixed tube track at Baker Street

The UK’s railways have one type or another of rail which are flatbottom or the increasingly rarer bullhead. London’s underground still has a fair bit of bullhead although this is gradually being replaced with more modern flat bottom rail. Although sections of flatbottom and bullhead can often be found connectedRead More →

DtqpZ0RW4AAVL7Ffi 460x270 - Those Adidas tube trainers

You’ve read about these Adidas tube trainers right? Here’s a quick look at the different varieties and the lines they cover, plus special editions and possible quirks. They’re naturally expensive with prices starting at £80 or more upwards, and approaching £150 or more for the special editions. Prices are goingRead More →

DSC 0810fi 460x270 - Victoria Line oddities

In just six weeks time its the Victoria Line’s big anniversary. The 1st September last year was commemorated with celebrations by Victoria Line and TfL staff and included special publicity, posters, special birthday cakes, speeches and so on. The one in December was missed off because its not really significantRead More →