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 […]

A Gold Mine in A Pump House – Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

Since it’s #MuseumWeek, I’ve been digging through my own archives of museum visits — and I realised I had somehow forgotten to post about the gem of a transport themed Aladdin’s cave that is the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum. It’s one of the strangest, but most charming, museums imaginable — but it’s also terribly hard to […]

Name that Station – Geeky Tubery

Some submissions for the amazing Look for Longer contest, round two! The below are all station names in London – can you guess what they are? I won’t be providing answers though, as I’m hoping to find out whether or not they’ve been selected come October 31st, and I wouldn’t want to ruin all the […]

Sketches – Leslie Green’s Ghost Stations

Leslie Green was a British architect who was tasked with designing stations for three London underground lines under construction. At the time they were known as the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (today’s Piccadilly line), The Baker Street and Waterloo railway (today’s sensible named Bakerloo line) and the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway […]

Vintage Ventures – Part One of North London’s Abandoned Stations

The latest round of tube visits and ventures are taken from the absolute bible for tube worshippers, Ben Pedroche’s ‘Do Not Alight Here’ and will include a history of and photos of the abandoned stations from his Camden Borough Part 1 walk. What won’t be included are any directions or guidance to get to the […]