Photos from the Transport Museum’s Acton Depot open weekend – IanVisits


This weekend is a chance to go inside the Transport Museum’s overflow depot at Acton Town, where they store all the goodies that would never be able to fit into their Covent Garden base.

The depot is open tomorrow (Sunday) as well, with tickets costing £12 per adult – you can just turn up and pay.

Loads of corridors filled with old tube signs

A restored tube train – from when British Rail ran the Waterloo & City line

Lots of old buses on display

My sort of bus – a travelling pub

This is what you sit on

The prototype that later lead to the current Central line trains

If Picasso designed tube stations?

Model of King’s Cross, for the fire enquiry

A concept for a walk through tube train – the “Space Train”

Very old training kit for tube signalling staff – all the roundels are football clubs

Power switching gear

Wooden escalator, ticket booth, and old City & Sth London tube tunnel rings

Old signalling equipment

How we used to pay for tickets

Inside the 1938 tube train

What horsepower is this train?

A ride-on miniature railway at the depot

Model of the one-legged man reputedly hired to show how safe the escalator is

Old display board from Baker Street station



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