The Glasgow Subway is getting a major upgrade over the next two years, with a fleet of 17 new trains. They are expected to be in service in 2023 as part of a £288m upgrade plan including platform edge doors, tunnel improvements and resignalling, and will be the first trains to operate in the UK… Read More New trains for the Clockwork Orange
This photo appeared in a recent box of old photos I bought at auction. It’s a modified version of Great Western 77xx Pannier tank, this is a 1933 built 97xx condensing loco. It appears that it may be at the end of of its working life, its numberplates have been removed and it’s in a… Read More GWR Locos on the Tube
Here’s another from The English Electric Company series of booklets about its electrification projects of railways worldwide. No.57 (1932) covers the London Post Office Railway – also known as Mail Rail, which opened in 1928. These scans are of the original booklet. Thanks for reading. Check out my other posts on travel, heritage railways and… Read More The London Post Office Railway
The November 1926 edition of “The Railway Engineer” had a 12 page article on the construction of the newly opened City & South London Railway extension to Morden and the connection with the London Electric Railway and construction of the Kennington loop. This is today known as the Northern Line. The scans below are the… Read More City and South London Railway
Another extract from “The Railway Engineer”, this is from the 1925 edition. The 4 page article gives an in depth report on the reconstruction of the City and South London Railway – known today as The Northern Line of London Underground. Thanks for reading. Check out my other posts on travel, heritage railways and more.Please… Read More City & South London Railway
Marseille is the largest city in south-eastern France with a population of 800,000. It’s metro system is one of Europe’s smallest, with 2 lines and 29 stations, the newest of which, Geze, opened in December 2019. The system was first opened in 1977, on line one between La Rose and Saint-Charles. The rest of line one opened in… Read More The Marseille Metro
Elbbrücken is the newest station on the Hamburg U-Bahn (metro) network. Opened in December 2018 it will soon be joined by a station of the same name on the S-Bahn (overground suburban railway) These titles are not strictly accurate as both systems have sections above and below ground… The S-Bahn station is still under construction… Read More Elbbrücken – Hamburg’s newest station.