London Underground April 2013—Part 2

More Images of London Transport.


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West Brompton Station on the District Line on April 19, 2013. Notice the larger size of cars used on the District and Circle lines as compared with Tube trains.

As a follow up to yesterday’s post (London Underground April 2013—Part 1), I’ve displayed a few more London Underground images made during last week’s trip. I first photographed the Underground at South Kensington back in early 1998, using my Nikon F3T  loaded with Fuji slide film. By contrast, all of my images displayed here were exposed digitally, primarily with my Lumix LX-3, although I also made a few with my Canon EOS 7D.

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Kings Cross-St. Pancras Tube Station on Monday April 22, 2013. Lumix LX-3 set at ISO 200.

Riding the Underground, what always strikes me is the continual warnings to ‘Mind the Gap!

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At noon on April 19, 2013, a Bakerloo tube train approaches Willesden Junction. At this location Tube trains share tracks with Overground services. Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D fitted with 28-135mm Canon lens.

Trains fit two profiles, the older and larger profile  such as that used by Circle, District, and Metropolitan Lines, and the later and lower profile used by ‘Tube’ services. These days many people refer to the whole of the Underground as the ‘Tube,’ (technically only the lines linking tunnels bored through deep clay which the lower profile trains use are ‘Tube lines’). Of course, in addition to subterranean routes, Underground trains also work surface lines and in some places share tracks with Overground and Network Rail trains.

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A Metropolitan Line train catches the glint on the evening of Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Lumix LX-3 photo.


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Underground Station at London’s Covent Garden, April 18, 2013. Lumix LX-3 photo.
London Underground signs
Signs boast of renovations and improvements to the Underground at Tottenham Court Road. Lumix LX-3 photo.
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