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    Afternoon all,

    Here is a report from a place i visited alone today actually. Was nice to go somewhere different for a change, i have never done a train station before, and although it is a small site, i was there an hour and got some shots i was happy with.

    History from Mr Google

    Highgate station was originally constructed by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway in the 1860s on its line from Finsbury Park to Edgware. Before the line was opened it was purchased in July 1867 by the larger Great Northern Railway (GNR), whose main line from King's Cross ran through Finsbury Park on its way to Potters Bar and the north. The railway to Edgware opened as a single-track line on 22 August 1867.[2]

    Because of the hilly terrain, the station was built in a deep cutting excavated from Highgate Hill adjacent to Archway Road. Tunnels penetrated the hillside at each end of the station, leading to East Finchley to the north and Crouch End to the south.

    Closure was announced in 1953 as the number of passengers travelling on the line didn't justify it's electrification. A shuttle service continued to run until 3rd July 1954 when the station closed to passenger traffic.

    Enjoy!

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr



    Ghost Train Station by DirtyJigsaw, on Flickr

    If you made it this far, thanks for looking :)

    DirtyJigsaw

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    That looks brilliant mate! Top stuff! :)
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    This is awesome! Quality pictures from a great find, nice one :)

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    Interesting stuff, thanks.

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    I like that..shame you could not get in the tunnel.unless it's just a bridge..and the lights still on that control panel.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Great atmosphere at that place. The Lurkers eh! Now there's a punk band from yesteryear...

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    Really like the look of this. Shame the gate to downstairs is sealed.
    Old enough to know better

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    That's cool that is....might have a look myself. Nice one.
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    Hi guys

    This is a fun place to have a look around, we did the place a few years ago.
    This is the right hand tunnel on the north side.



    Cheers newage
    The Newage Traveller gaining entry so you don`t have to.....

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    That's for the comments Guys. Yes brickworx. Do check it out. And nice one newage on that photo. Yeah. Shame I couldn't have gotten in the tunnels.

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