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Well, it interested me....
I've done a few tours of them, got to go in whenever I wanted when I worked on the tube.
that really, really interesting. Cheers!
I found it on the iLiKETRAiNS forum. I could look at them pictures for ages.
but they also freak the hell out of me.
like most disused things/places.
they give me chills...
I want to find the Asby-Ivanhoe line near my old house, but it's not there. GAH!
The disused tracks and platforms at the bottom of Cappy Hill in Gresley always make my feel ace. Home, how I miss thee :(
nearby, the premier hangout for people who enjoy Heroin.
has one platform mainly disued, it's a strange place, really overgrorwn - and there are always chavs with needles there, who look shifty.
And I'm tempted to submit a disused station
is Kentish Town South. the old station building still stands, but is not a Cash Convertors and a "massage parlour". CLASSY.
The best disused tube station is City Road.
Mainly because if you look out of the window REALLY closely between Angel & Old Street on the Northern Line, you can make it out.
Also: about 30 homeless people live down there.
section is just reduced to an air duct, no?
reminds me of the "mole people" in New York, also..
so that between Golders Green and Hampstead it's actually quite easy to make out where it was.
The ones that go through the valleys and are now disused.
I love this sort of stuff, that website is awesome.
The disused overland station is above the current underground one. Used to play around there when I was a kid. Back then the tunnels at each end weren't blocked so you could walk along them through to Muswell Hill to Ally Pally along the path of the old track.
Not been back for a while so it may have been demolished.
and then I used the satellite maps on google to view the disused viaduct the northbound bit is running along.
It's strange but I had no idea it was disused and from the top it looks more like there's actually a strip of green running through all of Hoxton. Must be cool to ride a bike along if you can get up there.
a pretty good one as well:
of a great 70s horror flick called Death Line, where some crazy 19th century people who helped to build the first underground lines got trapped down there, and turned into crazy cannibals, and somehow the last one finds his way into the open stations and starts killing people to take them back home and feed to his dead mother, whilst moaning 'MIIIND THE DOORS!!!'
fucking scary as hell.
...well, the remains of one... there are steps down to the platform, and a 'woodland path' there now, but I don't know what this station was called...
it's on the juntion with Hornsey Lane, near enough.
a pretty simple name eh?
Used to be a regular line up that way but the trains at the time struggled to make it up and down the hills.
There was a campaign to rebuild the line and reconnect Crotch End with civilised society, but the council wouldn't budge on some of the buildings that now block the way.
You can still see the old platform at Highgate over the top of the tube station if you come down from the Archway Road entrance on the village roundabout.
I'm finding this a lot more interesting than I thought I would.
It is very interesting. Newbury had a station that I had no idea about, and there is definitely no evidence of it because according to the map it is pretty much exactly where my sister used to live.
Most interesting, though
us locals are proud of our disused railway.
with my mate, as she lived up in Hornsey Rise. It's nice.
see pictures of theo? standing in front of her pictures HERE http://www.rocktographer.co.uk/galleries/72057594113391211/?show=8 i think.
Have you checked your myspace recently?
Was that your Dad?
if Ken gets his own way, a lot of these places in London might get recomissioned:
Of course, this is the UK and that quite blatantly won't happen because it would cost money we could spend on neccessities (anti-tobacco programs, pro-tobacco programs, killing wild donkies and israel) but.. hey..
desktop background for about five months.
It looks pretty
Is that similar to the trams or the docklands? I'm just trying to work out how they'd get the money to do the cross-river line...EVER!
I thought the cross rail was meant to meet Kings Cross somewhere? Oh well.
the idea is for overground services run by TfL that reuse existing surface lines.
they're light rail service that have tram-like on-road services and faster rail services.
I went and used Shoreditch tube on it's last day too.
your apostrophe usage!
That was a horrible mistake.
that map - howcome the proposed chelsea/dalston line isn't on there? is that not going to happen?
on the website I mentioned looks particuarly distrurbing....
I'll post my 35-strong favourites folder when I get home. There's some great stuff.
I heart being a transport geek.
I spent a day at work looking at all this stuff once. My girlfriend tuts at me when I look out of the window on tube trains for abandoned stations.
I bought a book from the London Transport museum about that stuff and everyone looked at me like I was strange.
a tremendous website.
but I'm a member of a few Railways Rambling societies and Underground enthusiast groups and we do still occasionally do tours of disused places, so if anyone's interested, I'll mention it in the future.
No cameras allowed anymore though!
All that stuff is great, geeky or no. And I had no idea about City Road station, even though the air-duct is at the end of my road...
my friends went on one but i was working and couldn't go.
better than a day at a theme park EASILY.
the big kid in me disagree's with that.
were so many disused railway station sites on the IOW. I never realised that we used to have a railway system that big, the one we have now is rubbish :(
Disused railway stations seriously freak me out though, particularly underground ones.
It's really interesting.
Has anyone found any good pictures of really overgrown stations (above ground) that look untouched?
I shall take one of the one down the road from mine. But I've not found any on that site. Boo.
way I still call it home, even though I haven't lived there for eight years and I know no-one who lives there anymore..)
I used to live there and walk past it every morning like.
the one you have now is AMAZING. It's not far reaching, admittedly, BUT...
The rolling stock is old refurbished 70s 'A' stock from the Waterloo & City line in London and statistically, it's the most reliable and punctual railway in Europe!
over-exuberant exclamation mark ever :)
so when I sit up front with him you get to see all these disused stations-its fascinating, but certainly very creepy.
do you sit on his lap?
somebody please ban me.
on the way to and from work every day. Ace stuff.
You'll get your dad in trouble if you're up there without uniform and hi-vis!
he keeps a hi-vis with him all day just in case he sees me!
I second the ban request for BG ;-)
What is hi-vis? I'm guessing it stands for high-visibility but is it a luminous jacket?
You can ban me now.
That reminds me... I once got a video from the library of a journey along the entire Met line. It had some great commentary.
not been banned yet.
and punctual is because there's only 8 stops! It has nowhere to go! Although, the dinsoaur decorations on the sides of the trains are pretty cool. That was well exciting when they first did it.
looks great. They restored it, and kept the disused line.
Disused cold war bunkers.
Fantastic site though