Category Archives: Architecture

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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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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Forty years ago in 1983 a noted pop star gave his regards to Broad Street! The iconic London railway terminus was given a few minutes of fame just a couple of years before bulldozers moved in and razed the entire station to the ground. Give My Regards to Broad Street…

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The Elizabeth line is just so tardy! Its trains are late, cancelled or stuck in tunnels for what seems like an infinity. Efforts have been tried by this blog to keep a tab on the numerous comments on social media (and in the mainstream news) on the huge problems that…

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Once upon a time, there was a grand summit building atop the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa.) It was built in the 1930s by the noted Welsh architect, Clough Williams-Ellis, whose Portmeirion village is famous the world over. By the 1990s had become something of a disreputable place and the…

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Wales’ highest railway station is at the summit of Snowdon (3560 feet/1085 metres) where for many years there was essentially a proper station with ticket office and waiting rooms, plus semaphore signals and point rodding, levers, etc, all the ‘mod cons’ needed to make the site every inch a true…

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The new Brompton Road entrance to Knightsbridge station was opened on 10th October 2022 without fanfare – the same week as a further opening at Bank (new escalators between DLR and Northern Line) at which outgoing TfL boss Andy Byford officiated. However Knightsbridge wasn’t even announced on TfL’s social media…

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Euston station is a place one can either like, or hate. Many begrudge the fact the old station with its famous arch was swept away. Euston station once again faces changes as the new HS2 project builds up. Another round of demolition and years of reconstruction little more than fifty years…

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Euston station is a place one can either like or hate. Many begrudge the fact the splendid architecture of the old station and its famous archway/great hall was swept away to make room for the new. That work is regularly acknowledged as an act of vandalism and its one that unfortunately…

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This is the second part covering the Euston station underground taxi rank – and features some more stuff that has now been ‘lost’ since the old taxi rank closed nigh on a year ago. The above picture shows the intersection where the various routes from the taxi ranks and public…

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