More details of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary Events
You may recall that the Transport Museum has secured a grant to restore an old carriage in time for the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, which takes place in 2013. A few more details have been released by London…
Win a Moquette covered chair
Thanks to a birthday gift voucher from my flatmate, I was in the Transport Museum’s shop the other day picking up some goodies, including a moquette design tea towel – which it turns out isn’t that effective in its tea…
Vintage trains running on the London Underground
It has been announced that the Transport Museum’s dinky little red 1938 era tube train, and the older, and rather larger electric locomotive, Sarah Siddons will be running special journeys on Sunday 11th September between Harrow-on-the-Hill, Rickmansworth and Amersham. The…
Geek Overload at the Transport Museum
What happens when you collect together 1950s comics and science magazines, acoustic modems, 5.25-inch floppy disks, a Sinclair C5 and a Commodore C64?
Vintage tube train trip – timetable published
You may recall that the little red 1938 era tube train is going to take a trip along the Picadilly Line this coming Sunday - well, actually three trips in total, to run down to Heathrow Airport.
Ride in a vintage tube train to Heathrow Airport
Just announced by the Transport Museum is a trip that is bound to excite a lot of people - a chance to take a trip in the museum's 1938 art-deco style tube train down to Heathrow Airport.
The Thames at the London Transport Museum
The Transport Museum in Covent Garden may conjure up images of old trams, buses and tube trains, but probably not the River Thames, even though it had been the main transport artery through London for most of the City’s life.…
Special tube train tour next month on the Underground
Quite exciting, in a tube geek sort of way, for next month one of the last 1967 era Victoria Line trains will take a special trip around the tube network to mark the end of those trains in service. You…
Fancy a trip to Acton this weekend?
This weekend will mark the occasional opening of the Transport Museum’s overflow warehouse out in darkest Acton, and if you haven’t been, then it is worth a trip. To the depot that is, not Acton. Basically, a former train shed…
Talk: Stations of the London Metropolis
Tuesday evening found the subterranean lecture hall at the Transport Museum almost filled up as Oliver Green gave an introductory talk about his latest pocket book - and it is actually designed to fit in a pocket - about the mainline terminus stations in London.
London’s Transport Museum gains a “Royal Train”
According to this week's issue of The Railway Herald, the London Transport Museum has gained a mundane, yet also quite special tube train to add to its collection at the Acton Depot.
50th anniversary of Bank Station’s travolator
You might not have noticed it, but today marks a very special anniversary on the London Underground - it is the 50th anniversary of the travelator at Bank tube station.
Take a trip in a 1938 tube train
Unexpected – as the poor thing has been rather ill recently – but the lovingly restored 1938 era tube train will be taking trips along the tube network in a couple of weeks time, and you can be on it.…
Chance to visit the Kingsway Subway tunnels
Some years ago, I cam within a whiskers length of getting a tour of the Kingsway subway tunnel that runs near to Holborn in central London and is now largely used as a storage box by the local council.
Friday evening trip on the 1938 tube train?
Another outing for the iconic restored 1938 tube train – this time on a Friday evening along the District line. This weekend (29th/30th Aug) the Upminster depot is open to the public for its 50th anniversary, and the 1938 train…
Heritage Train Trip to the Disused Platforms at Charing Cross
Today was the highly anticipated 1938 tube train run along the modern Jubilee Line extension, and a rare chance to visit the disused platforms at Charing Cross station. Although I have been on the train several times – the last…
Take the 1938 Tube Train to the Disused Charing Cross Platforms
How about this - a chance to take the tube to the closed Charing Cross tube station - and not just any tube train, but the heritage 1938 stock.
Another trip on a 1938 Tube Train
Busy weekend, but culminated with a trip on a restored 1938 tube train running along the Northern Line, probably for the very last time, as new signalling work later this year will make it impossible to run old trains along the Northern Line.
Scavenger Hunting @ the Acton Depot
Yesterday was one of the periodic opening at the Acton Depot, which holds tons of kit that can’t be fitted into the Transport Museum’s Covent Garden venue.Â This weekend was themed around miniatures, so the place was also manned by…
London Transport Museum’s Open Weekend
Just a tip – if heading over to the periodic open weekend at the Acton Depot this weekend, you would be strongly advised to try and get tickets from the Covent Garden museum before heading over to Acton as the…
Poster exhibition at the Transport Museum
Last night I (and friend) had tickets to attend the opening evening of the Transport Museum’s latest exhibition – a history of posters on the London Underground. It turns out that London Underground was probably the first transport network to…
A tour of Aldwych Station on the London Underground
Earlier this year, I along with a group had a rather rare tour of the disused Aldwych tube station.
Another 1938 train outing
As you may have read, I went on a trip on a 1938 tube train a few months ago – but today was THE BIG ONE, where the train did a full run along the entire Northern Line from Morden…
London Transport Museum – Acton Depot
Went off the to the Transport Museum this morning – not the one in Covent Garden, but the reserve store at Acton Town. Met up with a fellow transport geek and we went in, and thanks to a warning from…