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Ealing & Shepherd’s Bush Railway

The 100th anniversary of the Central Line between Wood Lane and Ealing Broadway! The new line opened on August 3rd 1920. The route was actually built by the Great Western ...
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Regent’s Canal 200th

The 200th anniversary of the Regent's Canal! It officially opened on 1st August 1820 to great fanfare and the occasion was to mark the full completion of the canal from ...
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London Bus Photos – Route 16

Route 16 - Victoria to Neasden The previous post in this series featuring the 237 was published in January 2018 - thus it seemed about time another was published! The ...
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Central London’s newest road

Tanner Lane is Central London's new road - and there's also a new bit to Winsland Road too, which makes three 'T' junctions in a very short distance! The bit ...
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The Time? Machine

The Time Machine was released sixty years ago today and I went to review the film upon its premiere on 22 July 1960 in Chicago, US. It also gave me ...
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Crossrail Paddington opens – only just!

Its the big moment you have all been waiting for. The opening of Crossrail at Paddington, the first (or the last) of the new underground stations between here and Woolwich! ...
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Schwebebahn to close for a year

The Schwebebahn certainly is in a bad way. The issues highlighted in my last report on Germany's famous monorail have certainly got far worse. The fall-out from this is the ...
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Cops assault Black disabled man in London’s Old Kent Road

Patrick Wilson was travelling down London's Old Kent Road when the Met Police brought him to a stop. It was far from a routine stop. The year was 1982 - ...
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Shinkansen’s new N700S begins service!

The new N700S was launched on 1st July 2020 after a long period of test running. It should have in fact been launched earlier this year in readiness for the ...
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The Bure Valley Railway

The nine mile long Bure Valley Railway opened on Tuesday 10th July 1990 and soon it became one of the country's premier fifteen inch gauge lines. It was constructed on ...
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Long narrow gauge rail videos #2

In the first part of this the White Pass & Yukon, South African railways, Queensland and other parts of the world were featured. This time its Switzerland and Vietnam that ...
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Long narrow gauge rail videos

This section being that which covers those long narrow gauge videos seen on You Tube. Most narrow gauge system videos are under an hour, however longer ones depicting the Japanese ...
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MILW picture gallery #2

The second part of this special gallery of Milwaukee Road scenes! Most are from Flickr pools - and not even featured on Google's pages. Many fascinating pictures - and great ...
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Central London Railway 120th anniversary

The Central Line's 120th anniversary! Originally known as the Central London Railway (or more popularly as it was known, the Twopenny Tube) the system was officially opened on 27th June ...
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Buffer crash tests #2

The first post looked at primarily Ipswich buffers under test in Argentina. This post looks at a few more of those - but its mainly the more modern types such ...
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MILW picture gallery #1

I thought I'd do a gallery of Milwaukee Road scenes! Most are from Flickr pools - and not even featured on Google's pages. Many fascinating pictures - and some very ...
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Southend’s Kursaal 50 years on

This year is a milestone in terms of Southend's famous Kursaal buildings. Its 50 years since the Kursaal Amusement Park's final season, this being 1970. The Scenic Railway did not ...
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Buffer crash tests #1

A post with a difference - well sort of! I discovered some number of videos following threads on hydraulic buffers at terminus stations. Thus here's a collaboration of all those ...
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Tinpot Railways: Terminal decline #3

We continue with our investigations into what could be said to be the 'public sphere' or perhaps the British consciousness in terms of its railways. The grand modernisation schemes and ...
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The Schwebebahn has a big problem!

London has noisy tube trains and sections of underground line that are just too damn noisy for passengers - not forgetting the residents who live above the lines. One would ...
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Tinpot Railways: Terminal decline #2

This looks at further examples of British railway's 4xD policy. That is Demote, Deconstruct, Dereliction and Destruction. I made that up but what it means is first a station was ...
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An obnoxious police officer – and the fall out

We've been down this road both in the US and the UK. Police officers kill Blacks and get away with it. Its very rare they get sentenced, if anything. Policing ...
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A tale of two Eurostar terminals

One has to ask, have the London international rail termini (eg Eurostar) ever been a prime enthusiast hotspot. A honeypot for train geeks? The answer's a definite no, especially when ...
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Tinpot Railways: Terminal decline

The good old British railway system! One of the fighter points for the UK's successful tinpot railway system were its termini. Who needed grand stations with a judicious choice of ...
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Long rail videos – UK

A two part feature covering the longer driver's eye rail videos in the UK. I thought about doing this by decree of country (eg England, Scotland, Wales) however I realised ...
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Young’s brewery canal

This is a follow up to the post I did the other day on Young's Ram brewery at Wandsworth. The reason this is being done is because I discovered some ...
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Young’s Brewery

This is an anniversary post! Its not any special one but rather its thirty years since I had a tour around the famous Ram Brewery at Wandsworth. I thought I'd ...
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Tinpot Railways: The double deck conundrum

A few weeks back I had written most of a post - not yet quite finished called Britain's Tinpot Railways - about the huge disbenefits of Britain's railways and the ...
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The Victoria Line at Green Park

Green Park tube station is unusual that it has had two lots of Royal openings! The first was for the Victoria Line in 1969 and the second almost exactly ten ...
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The worlds that we built

Nothing in our lives came about by chance - except the one single fact being almost each and everyone came about by conception. Even that could one day become a ...
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