geo ewerfi 690x495 - Ewer's Grey-Green Coaches

It is over 20 years since the famous Grey-Green coach company ceased to exist. The transport world’s popular household company had been bought out by Cowies, and on 1st January 1998 it became part of the Arriva group. In April 1998 the registered company’s name was signed off into history.Read More →

DSC 0529 690x495 - Thameslink's 30th Anniversary

The new British Rail services known as Thameslink were opened by Princess Anne on this day 30 years ago. Full services began between Bedford and Brighton on 16 May 1988. Some services also went to Guildford (these were later cut back to Sutton.) The line’s expansion and its first automaticRead More →

IMG 6551fi 690x495 - Unusual rail crossing in London!

Angerstein wharf branch accommodation crossing in South East London. It’s fascinating and a must see – especially for those who never leave the City – like me! This must be the only one like it in this country and its almost on a par with the foot tunnel under theRead More →

DSC 0479fi 690x495 - 150 years of the Swiss Cottage line

Today is the 13th April 2018 (and its a Friday!) 150 years ago on this day the Metropolitan and St. John’s Wood Railway was opened – the opening day in 1868 was on a Monday! The Metropolitan and St. John’s Wood Railway was first incorporated on 29 July 1864 andRead More →

IMG 1903fi 690x495 - Ffestiniog Railway at King's Cross

The iconic setting under the large concourse roof at King’s Cross station was once again a setting for the famous Ffestiniog railway. Two of its locomotives plus the replica Ashbury carriage, built at Boston Lodge Works, formed the centrepiece of the exhibition just a month ago. The locomotives were Velinheli andRead More →

DSC 0854fi 690x495 - Update: Cannon Street's old tube panels

Just a quick post today! Last week I wrote about various aspects regarding corporate London Underground decor, like those at Euston Square but including the little known ones that can be seen at the western end of the Cannon Street tube station platform. I had not known about the latterRead More →

DSC 0383fi 690x495 - A look at some old tube roundels

Two days ago Geoff Tech had a video about old tube roundels plus an old Met timetable at Euston Square (this timetable has been visible for months by the way, along with a number of old posters exposed too. I don’t know why the station’s in a strange limbo state,Read More →

DSC00015fi 690x495 - Big trouble in Canary Wharf?

An older Jack Burton (he had some big trouble in Little China) finds himself rescuing a railway station from the clutches of modern day Royalists. The railway station, deep below docks, is the underworld in question. Yes you guessed, its the battle between the ‘C’s (common-sense) and evil (the ‘E’s.)Read More →

IMG 1425fi 690x495 - Winter Run

A selection of pictures from today’s London Winter Run. Its the fourth such event but the first for me. The day itself is significant because its held on World Cancer Day. Missed the start as it was 10.45am when I arrived! According to the blurb its said there would beRead More →

DSC 0871fi 690x495 - Coffee Pot Tales #3

The third in the series on London Underground’s coffee pot signals! Since publishing part two, the discovery of an old photograph of Earl’s Court station has prompted some changes hence this becomes an extra post, however it will be important in relation to a later post covering one of LondonRead More →