Langstead Makes The Tube Map!

Thanks to a Twitter suggestion from yours truly, my fictional town of Langstead is now on The Tube Map!

Not the real one of course but an Alternative version dreamed up by The Londonist. They recently asked people on Twitter to come up with suggestions of how they would rename stations if they had the chance. You’ll spot a lot of method in the madness as Stratford becomes Olympic Park and Westminster becomes Parliament Square.

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Side Tracked: Railway Roundup

There have been quite a few railway related stories surfacing in the press in the last week. Hopefully this post will help curate some of the more interesting ones.

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Three stories caught my eye this week as various railway memorabilia goes on sale. If perhaps the world of modelling is a little small fry for you, then check out this report from the BBC.. A railway carriage from the Victorian era, left in a hedge in the grounds of a posh Dorset B&B has recently just sold for £2300. It has been living out it’s life as a garden shed after being purchased by the former owner of Birkin House. In need of a touch of paint it apparently is in good condition inside. £2300 could be a smart investment as relics like this are few and far between. Continue reading