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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.

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20th Anniversary of the BNP victory in Docklands

Twenty-years ago, people were waking up to news of a momentous event in British politics. The previous day, a small by-election had taken place on the Isle of Dogs, and for the very first time ever, a member of the British Nationalist Party had won an election.

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Photos from the roof above King’s Cross Station

In just under two weeks time, commuters arriving at King’s Cross station will be the first to leave the front of the building and walk not onto a building site, but a large open plaza.

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London’s weekly railway news #14

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

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Opportunity to Abseil down the side of a Hospital

A quick note if you are to sort to do these sorts of things, but there is a chance to abseil down the side of the new 17-story high Royal London Hospital building in Whitechapel later this month.

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Photos from inside an abandoned tube tunnel

Just under 100 years ago, an extension of the Northern Line running under the Thames opened to the public, but 26 years later it would be hit by a German bomb and flooded. It is still sealed off to this day.

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London’s weekly railway news #13

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

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A Soviet Tank in South London

Lurking on a side street just off the Old Kent Road is a curious relic of two Cold Wars, one between mighty governments and one between a single man and the local council.

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A few Crossrail photos

Taken a couple of weeks ago — and only uploaded now. Nothing special, just a few photos taken the other day when out rambling.

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Donkeys inside St Paul’s Cathedral

A pace of 25 donkeys (yes, that is the collective noun) has arrived in St Paul’s Cathedral and will be there for a few weeks.

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