Tag Archives: London Underground

London Transport Museum Store, Acton – 2

Not sure what John was getting excited about here!  Behind are a Feltham tram and the standard London trolleybus design. The prototype trolleybus, No. 1. Feltham tram And the standard LCC design. On to the tube, with a borrowed Waterloo … Continue reading

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London Transport Museum Store, Acton – 1

After a couple of days recovering from NGSE, Tuesday morning it was off to London.  I had been invited to join a private tour of the London Transport Museum Depot.  Situated in an old underground maintenance depot out at Acton, … Continue reading

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Simon goes underground!

Simon writes: Attached some photos from this tour: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/hidden-london/euston-the-lost-tunnels Pricey but fascinating. Posters date from construction of the Victoria line in the 60’s. Looks fun – but probably not a recommended outing for the wedding anniversary….  But I see that … Continue reading

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Canals, spies & politics – the Crossrails that weren’t built

A very interesting article from the Ianvisits blog.  Crossrail under London is nothing new….. 018 will be the year that Crossrail is completed, and the Elizabeth line is born, yet it could have looked ever so different had previous plans … Continue reading

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1971 – September – the Victoria line opens

September 1971 edition of the Railway Magazine included an article on the opening of the final section of the London Underground Victoria line on July 23 1971. Public opening of the 3.5 mile southward extension to the Victoria Line of London … Continue reading

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First look at new Crossrail trains

I’ve been a bit short of prototype posts recently – too many exhibitions to visit, I guess.  So here’s an article from the Telegraph.  These new Crossrail trains are due to enter service on the new cross-London line in 2017 and will have … Continue reading

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Climbing Everest on the Tube

For you fitness fiends, here’s an idea that I, for one, will not be taking up, from the Daily Telegraph: This Tube map shows you how you could climb Everest using the London Underground The map tells you how many … Continue reading

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