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Euston Square station in London is a well-known stop on the tube system, but where is the REAL Euston Square? Like many others no doubt assumed, the station appeared to denote the existence of a grand square. Let’s face it Leicester Square, Russell Square, Sloane Square, and the old Trafalgar…

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Meudon is a major icon in the history of photograph and its often used as an example in the evolution of photographic composition. Not only that its a famous railway picture. The scene depicts a subject carrying a wrapped parcel (probably a painting) up Rue du Docteur Vuillieme whilst a steam engine…

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Top Thrill 2 – Cedar Point’s new (or rebuilt rather) 2024 ride has closed after just over a week of use and the news took a lot by surprise. The question is why that has occurred – and numerous theories are making the round as to what the problem could…

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Cutty Sark DLR station has been responsible for a large number of visits to London Rail blog – especially the post on City Greenwich and Lewisham Rail Limited (CGL). There’s been numerous complaints about the station’s condition and the dearth of escalators available for service. Its been said the issues…

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Loads of theme park coasters are absolutely innovative these days. Outstanding examples in this past month or so are Nemesis Relaunched, the new Hyperia at Thorpe Park and Top Thrill 2 at Cedar Park. Whist the latter was launched just a week or so ago the former is yet to…

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Its three years since the publication of the first part of the Alfred County Railway feature. As detailed at the time a second part had in fact been prepared however there was a lot of missing gaps in terms of coverage of the section inland to Harding. Getting coverage as…

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2024 is the 220th anniversary of the opening of the Mumbles railway, said to be the world’s first ever passenger carrying line. Although the line began tracklaying in 1804 services to the quarries concerned did not begin for some time whilst passenger services did not start until 1807. Thus 25th…

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Bishop’s Bridge Paddington, sited high above the railway tracks, was formerly the iconic bow girder construction that stood right across the Paddington station throat. Upon its roadway level there were a number of buildings that could be accessed and these included cafes, railway offices and the Paddington suburban/Metropolitan platforms ticket…

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Have you seen teen the videos involving a 15/20 minute walk through the Paris metro subways? While these are amazing given the number of connections needing to be used through Châtelet-les-Halles, in my own view London does BETTER! That involves walking past SEVEN different underground lines! Some will recognise the…

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Hot on the heels of the news that Kentish Town would remain closed until September 2024 at least, comes some other revelations! But first the extended closure of the station wasn’t due to any sort of niceties such as deciding to put lifts in or any other endeavour to improve…

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A number of pictures I found during research upon a related subject – in fact there were so many it was difficult to choose from! Why enthuse over the Westerns anyway? Well like many others I simply found the class very admirable and it was impossible to not like the…

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Broad Street station (1865-1986) has the dubious honour of being London’s only main line terminus to be erased off the map completely. The station was deliberately run down and had a dreadful appearance to say the least. The roof leaked like a sieve and that’s very evident in this post!…

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