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Tufnell Park, Station Road
Holloway (Highgate) Garage
Junction Road, Holloway

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Details: This image is similar to the previous one, in that it covers more than one LTSV 'location' and also the site of a long-closed railway station. This is Tufnell Park, looking almost due west. The large building at the centre is Bush Industrial Estate, part of which is now used by LUL's power supply section (marked A), with around a dozen service vehicles normally to be found parked outside (it is not believed any vehicles are kept inside the building). The estate is located on Station Road, which runs from Junction Road (near the overbridge at the top left corner of this image). Station Road continues round the end of the industrial estate (where the numerous red Post Office vans are parked) then finishes at a dead-end beside the railway line. Talking of the railway line, this is the 'South Tottenham' line, now used by Overground trains between Gospel Oak and Barking, and also by many freight trains. There was a station here (named Junction Road) until 1943, while there was also a freight yard (Tufnell Park Goods) until 1968, more or less where the industrial estate is now.

As for the other locations visible, the large building marked B is Holloway bus garage. The Pemberton Terrace entrance is upper centre, alongside which is the ramp down to the outside yard (marked C). The large blue door in the garage wall is at the inside floor level. The yard at track-level is mainly used for staff car parking, but it is not unusual to find a number of buses parked here. This location was also used by LUL's cleaning services department from about 1992, as seen here. This followed the closure of Junction Road (q.v.) but only seems to have lasted a few years.

Finally, marked D on this image is the location of Junction Road depot, a small location used by LT/LUL up to about 1992. The building on which the letter D has been placed was only built in about 2008, replacing an earlier commercial building. The LT location was in any case below this, nearer to track level and accessed by a ramp down from Junction Road itself. The lower buildings remain and are now used as a Shaolin Temple!

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john marshallIn the 1960s, Junction Road was the site of Works & Buildings area sub-office. I was there for about a month doing research.Sat 18/07/2020, 17:57