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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Whilst driving through the country roads of Pennsylvania, I happened to pass an incredible abandoned train station, which sparked a fun little research project about some of the abandoned stations and rails in and around Allentown. The station in question is Mertztown, and it was formerly a stop on the East Penn Branch of the […]
The latest in my series of font photos from museums is from the wonderful Museum of London Docklands, which just gets better and better with every visit! The museum covers the full history of the docklands area, with historical artefacts and displays which bring to life a sense of culture through the years. There’s a great […]
No visit to LA is complete without a visit to the stunning and historic Los Angeles Union Station. It was opened in 1939 and was the first time one major station had been opened to serve the major rail routes and companies heading into Los Angeles. At the time, these were the Union Pacific, Atchison, […]
Here are some photos from a weekend getaway to visit Stonehenge, Woodhenge (like Stonehenge, but….woodier) and the beautiful castle ruins of Old Sarum. I’m currently working on close – up and Macro photos, and these were taken with a Canon EOS 450D.