A quick post, mainly pics and a just few words on the last day of the Heathrow Connect service. From tomorrow (20th May 2018) TfL will be taking over the Heathrow Connect and it will be known as TfL Rail in readiness for the new line that’s dedicated to aRead More →

The art installation known as Flotilla will be around for about three or so weeks at the Floating Pocket Park in Paddington Basin. These pictures were taken on the first night when the new display was switched on for the first time, this being 15 March 2018. The boats areRead More →

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 →

A quick post tonight covering a little bit of London – a sort of zig zag photo tour in the cold and snow (but not always) as night marches on the city. The starting point is the same as two days ago – Little Venice and eventually finishes at PiccadillyRead More →

Today (14 November 2017) one of the world’s most prestigious artists launched his latest commission. This happens to be a pair of barges on the Grand Union Canal at Paddington. Sir Peter Blake is the guy and many will know him as the artist who created the famous cover forRead More →

When one asks which tube stations are true underground termini, Brixton, Walthamstow (both Victoria Line) and Bank, Waterloo (both Waterloo & City Line), Elephant and Castle (Bakerloo Line) plus Heathrow Terminal Five (Piccadilly Line) will most likely come to mind. There were loads more underground tube station termini at oneRead More →

Paddington station 8 November 1933 – inauguration of its new station clock. Or ginauguration as the report says! Is there such a word? Nope! Probably means gigantic inauguration… It surprises me Paddington station had such a clock. It looks like a mechanical flip type, but its actually a rare typeRead More →

Long before any improvements took place at Paddington station there was an unusual pedestrian route which crossed the tops of the station canopies in order to access the suburban platforms. This little known pedestrian access walkway has never been written about which is a shame. I used this walkway regularlyRead More →