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 […]

The Last Train to Mertztown, PA – An Abandoned Station on the Reading Railroad

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 […]

My Type of Place – The Museum of London Docklands

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 […]