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Abbey Wood Station Opens

Abbey Wood Station partly opened today.

As can be seen, it is not finished, but it can certainly accept all the Southeastern trains calling at the station.

Is it the UK’s first station with three pedestrian bridges and six lifts?

October 24, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | 1 Comment

Along The Gospel Oak To Barking Line – 23rd October 2017

This is a random set of pictures from along the Gospel Oak to Barking Line.

Note the the electrification is not complete.

Sections still to be wired include.

  • East of Walthamstow Queen’s Road station.
  • The link To The Midland Main Line At Carlton Road Junction.
  • The Harringay Curve that links to the East Coast Main Line.

At least most of the gantries seem to have been erected.

According to TfL’s closure list, there is four partial weekend closures planned.

  • 28-29 October
  • 4-5 November
  • 11-12 November
  • 18-19 November

Let’s hope that finishes the electrification.

I suspect the two links, which are for freight and empty stock movements can be fitted in without any closures.

 

October 24, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

Class 172 Trains And The Engine House At Walthamstow Wetlands

The Class 172 trains are running again on the Gospel Oak To Barking Line.

The pictures were taken by or from the Engine House at the Walthamstow Wetlands.

I have a feeling that Network Rail have used techniques to cut down the noise of trains, as when trains passed, they did seem rather quiet.

I have a feeling, when the new Class 710 trains start to run on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, this will be the place, where the enthusiastic photographers gather.

After all, it’s near to a good cafe!

October 24, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

The Joy Of Physics

On the One Show on BBC television, yesterday there was a report about a man called Ian Tansley, who has invented a vaccine fridge for use in places like Africa, where the electricity is not reliable.

This Wikipedia entry for Sure Chill Technology describes the technology and this report on the BBC, describes how the invention has been backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Physics to many is a dull subject at school, but to me, it’s the key to so many interesting inventions and ideas that will shape our lives in a better way.

October 24, 2017 Posted by | Health, World | , , , | Leave a comment