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Monday, February 28, 2005

Down at the Depot

I finally got off my arse yesterday, and went down to one of the few weekends of the year that the LT Museum open up their
Acton Depot, a treasure trove of all things from yester-year kept, recovered and restored from disused bits of the Underground.

Some of it is a bit anoraky, but a lot of it is quite interesting - nothing impressed me more than the rows and rows of old signs from stations that don't exist anymore, old tube maps, and nameplates of places (such as Ongar and Aldwych here!) that you can no longer travel to.

It's only open three weekends of the year at the moment - the next being June 4th/5th 2005, although my contact tells me that the LU museum in Covent Garden is going to be closed for up to 18 months at somepoint soon whilst it's refurbished, and during this time the Acton depot (Nearest tube: Acton Town) is probably going to be open on a more permament basis.

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