It’s been two years since we moved out of Leytonstone in East London, back to Inverness in the North of Scotland. Lock-downs aside, life is certainly very different here. Taking the train in London – generally hot, smelly, and crammed in like sardines whether on the Overground or Underground – was pretty much an everyday occurrence for me as this was by far the quickest way to commute. Yet the last time I was actually on a train of any kind was the day we travelled from one end of the country to the other, city to city, to start our new, quieter life in what feels like a completely different world.
Over the years I’ve probably got about a gazillion images involving trains in my archive – tube trains, sleeper trains, train stations, train tracks, views from trains – but these few pics I took from my WordPress media library to share again today, a snapshot memory of train travel in London. And you’ve no idea how long it took me to capture the empty tube station shots – it’s a case of choosing a relatively quiet time (where there’s more than a minute between each train) and finding the sweet spot between passengers loading and unloading… You only get seconds to press the shutter, if you’re lucky! 🙂