It’s Going Down For Real – Down Street Abandoned Tube Station

As somewhat of a connoisseur of Hidden London’s underground tours of abandoned London Underground stations, I’ve seen some excellent historical sites in my day. However, even I wasn’t prepared for the treasure trove of historical information and preservation that is London’s abandoned Down Street tube station. Down Street is possibly the best visit of what […]

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Abandoned Palaces and Brick Subways – Crystal Palace Subway

Last September, as part of Open House London, a wonderful piece of London’s history was opened to the public – an abandoned Victorian subway that served as part of Crystal Palace (High Level) railway station in the area of South East London which is now commonly known as Crystal Palace. It’s a stunning time capsule of […]

The Simple World of Charing X – Hidden London Wins Again!

As part of the Hidden London tours of wonderful abandoned stations around London, I was lucky enough to jump on one of the practice tours of the hidden and abandoned pieces of Charing Cross underground station. Most of Charing Cross is still in operation, but this tour into one of the most complex station assemblies […]

Traveling Back In Time at California’s Travel Town

There’s a gem for travel geeks nestled deep in the hills of Los Angeles’s Griffith Park. Travel Town is a dedicated patch of land full to the gills with old train stock, engines, trolleys and other travel-related paraphernalia. It was founded in 1952 and has an impressive collection which is sure to delight kids and […]

Take Me to Court – The New York Transit Museum

The museum is cleverly housed in an abandoned subway station, Court Street. Court Street was originally opened in 1936 as part of the Independent Subway System, and served as a branch line or shuttle train to other nearby destinations. Low passenger numbers and a plethora of other stations to chose from led to the closure […]

What Time is it? Time for the Caledonian Clock Tower!

Caledonian Park in North London is a peaceful and beautiful park. It was initially built by John Bunstone Bunning and opened in 1855 as the Metropolitan Cattle Market. It had pen areas for he selling and trading of cattle, sheep and pigs filling the land around a central 46metre clock tower. This tower is the treasure of […]

Catching the Last Train to Ongar – A Day Out at the Epping – Ongar Railway

The Epping – Ongar railway is a stretch of effectively abandoned track and stations at the far end of the Central line. The line originally opened to passengers on 24th April, 1865 as part of the the Great Eastern Railway. This extension on the existing line included the stations Debden (originally Chigwell Lane), Theydon Bois, […]

All Aboard to Allentown – The Lehigh Valley’s Abandoned Railroad Stations

A tale of former passenger stations in Allentown, Pennsylvania – Allentown Terminal Railroad Station, Lehigh Valley Railroad Station and (East) Allentown Station for the Lehigh and New England Railroad Company. Allentown Terminal Railroad Station (ATR) and the Lehigh Valley Railroad Station (LVR) are the stations I’ll cover most thoroughly; they were the two main stations […]

Open House London 2014 – A Sneak Peak of What’s To Come

Yet another Open House London has come to a close, and yet again it’s been a wonderful adventure. Open House London is a weekend when buildings through open their doors to people who would normally never get a look inside. Also, it’s free. You can find out more at londonopenhouse.org. In time, I’ll get blog posts up […]