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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 →

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Fifty years ago in February 1959, the last tube trains to served this particular station were withdrawn.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 →

20170518 130305crp 460x270 - Caffe Nero - Edgware Road station

The somewhat dire backwater of a station that’s Edgware Road (opened 1863, rebuilt 1928) will be a much brighter place next week when Caffe Nero opens its new store at the entrance. The large curved windows have been hidden from view for ages but recently formed part of Jacqueline Poncelet’sRead More →