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Unbuilt London: The “railway arcade” above the streets
Unbuilt London: The “railway arcade” above the streets

Unbuilt London: The “railway arcade” above the streets

Imagine if you will of streets lined with decorative arcades that protected Victorians from the weather and above their heads, a marvel of the age - a silent railway without steam.

Aug
05
2018
Strange Air — A Railway Ghost Story
Strange Air — A Railway Ghost Story

Strange Air — A Railway Ghost Story

Anyone who has even the slightest hint of interest in London's abandoned railway tunnels is bound to have heard rumours of Victorian train carriages being buried within them and lost.

Sep
19
2013
Croydon’s Experimental Atmospheric Railway
Croydon’s Experimental Atmospheric Railway

Croydon’s Experimental Atmospheric Railway

Long term readers may recall my on/off researches into a tube railway that would have linked

Apr
30
2010
More on the Waterloo & Whitehall Railway
More on the Waterloo & Whitehall Railway

More on the Waterloo & Whitehall Railway

Long term readers may recall that I am slowly researching the history of the Waterloo and Whitehall Railway – a short lived attempt to build a pneumatic railway in an iron tube running under the River Thames between Great Scotland

Nov
30
2008