Vintage Ventures- A Trip to Aldwych (Strand) Station!

In November 2011 Paul and I were lucky enough to get tickets to an open day at Aldwych disused tube station. The following is the history of the station as well as some pictures. There is something to mention though. London Transport Museum and TFL still open the station up on rare occasion for group […]

I Saw Something Cool- London Transport Museum Posters

As part of the continued celebrations of the London Underground’s history, the London Transport Museum is currently exhibiting Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Design – a collection of 150 commissioned posters for the Underground. It’s a great exhibition, albeit very narrow and – on a Sunday afternoon – very crowded, although only with […]

Vintage Ventures- Passing Brompton Road!

This post consists of the photos and directions from a walk around some of West London’s abandoned stations. As with the previous from Park to Palace walk, the directions in this walk that are blue are paraphrased from the outstanding book ‘Do Not Alight Here’ by Ben Pedroche. I’ve watered down his directions drastically, as […]

150 Years of The Underground Steam Train

During two weekends in January, TFL and the London Transport museum ran a Steam Train over some of the original sections of the Metropolitan line (and some of what is now the District & Circle lines) to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of what has today become the London Underground. The majority of runs of […]

Sketches for ‘Tube Etchings’

Following on from the post about submissions to the Londonist’s call for ‘Tube Etchings’ ( more info here ) and a suggestion that I do more quick sketches, I thought I’d try a couple new tube themed water colour sketches. I decided I’d base them on this picture, which is one of my favourites. It’s […]

Vintage Ventures – 1938 Tube Train Ride

The London Transport Museum, in conjunction with TFL, occasionally does  ‘Vehicles on the Move’ days where they take old stock out of the depot and run it on the lines. On September 9th 2012, I went along to one of these days. They ran the historic Sarah Siddons engine with original (although very refurbished) Metropolitan […]

Vintage Ventures- From Park To Palace

I have an obsession with old tube stations and train stations. Since I’m still on sick leave with this silly foot, and can’t walk, I’m posting some adventures I’ve had over the past few years from when I could walk. This first one is taken directly from a WONDERFUL book which I cannot recommend highly […]