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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Acton Museum Depot meets the Dust Masker & Nikki

Go today while the Dust Masker is away!

I mentioned in
Thursday's post that the London Transport Museum's reserve collection is at the Acton Museum Depot and has an Open Weekend this weekend.

Well Neil and myself couldn't go but we did meet up with regular commenters and tube challengers, Dust Masker Anthony and Nikki (Fimb) for a few bevvies in the evening after they had finished.

It sounded like they had a great day and they showed us pictures on their digital cameras of the highlights. They'd even bought has back some rather fetching hats which will be blogged later, as Neil and Anthony modelled them in the pub.

Anthony has already emailed me some of the pictures and a few are below so you can see the sort of things you can get up to there.

To The Trains - Acton Depot Open Day


Volunteer & Tube Relief entrant David Scard with Nikki

David Scard & Nikki (Fimb) - Acton Depot Open Day


Anthony "driving" the train - God help us!

Anthony


David Scard donated his Tube Relief T shirt to the Museum.

David Scard Donating his Tube Relief T Shirt - Acton Depot Open Day


Anthony reclining on a District Line Sofa

Anthony on District Line Moquette Sofa - Acton Depot Open Day


Here are our luvverly models Anthony & Neil in the pub afterwards with the rather strange baseball caps from the museum. Picture courtesy of Nikki

Neil & Anthony


Many more pictures of the Dust Masker (which were expertly taken by Nikki) are on the Tubechallenge Forum. And Nikki's pictures without the Dust Masker are in her Flickr set for the Acton Museum Depot, so you can see it's not just for the men in white coats!

The one below is very X Files:

All very X Files - by Nikki Tysoe


The Acton Museum Depot is still open for visitors today!

UPDATE - More pictures from Toby Bryans

Toby Bryans emailed me with a link to the pictures he took on over the weekend with a great picture of the little model Tube Train that people could ride on:

Acton Museum Depot - tube train ride - picture by Toby Bryans


Many thanks to Toby for sending the link through.


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