The London Transport Museum do good events. It’s funny, I haven’t visited the actual Museum yet, but I’ve been to two, two of their events. The first was a while ago, when we went exploring Aldwych Tube station. The second happened this weekend, at their big depot in Acton (which is just down the road from the Gunnersbury Park Museum). After exploring the Horniman Museum’s stores I couldn’t wait to get to the depot and have a nose around the London Transport Museum’s Depot.
What really struck me about the whole day, was how many London Transport Enthusiasts there were. So many, many people who truly love trains and buses. After tearing Will away from the stalls selling everything from old maps and tickets to model trains, we set to exploring all the nooks and crannies of the depot. There wasn’t much information, so this is going to be more of a picture blog. Enjoy.
There were signs.
As well as a roundel or two (hundred, really there were quite literally corridors of roundels)
There were models too. The details in some of them was really quite something.
Other models were… less amazing…
Finding fascinating things in the stores was so much fun. However, the stars of the show were the old trains and buses that took up most of the warehouse space.
If you waited patiently, you could have a ride on the old Enterprise Steam bus. Doesn’t the driver’s (standing) uniform look dapper?
Wandering around the Depot was quite something. Almost everywhere you looked there was something that was worthy of a photograph (I took *so many*). If they do another one, it really is a lot of fun (even if you’re not a train or bus enthusiast).