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Report - Crystal Palace High Level Station subway - London - August 2014

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by extreme_ironing, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. extreme_ironing

    extreme_ironing 28DL Regular User
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    Dropped by here about 2 months back with a friend, originally spotted when in the area visiting family. The ruins of the Subway, rail tunnels and retaining walls leading away from the area are pretty much all that remains of the station that once existed here. It would've ferried people directly to the Palace once but the passenger numbers obviously would've dropped after that was destroyed. A housing estate sits on top of the station site now. The subway drops underneath a main road and into Crystal Palace Park.



    The stairways into the subway on the side of the Crystal Palace, heavily overgrown in places.

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    Open-air section on the Palace side.

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    Into the subway itself..

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    Roof detail.

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    The exit onto the station side of the subway.

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    An image showing the original station with the Crystal Palace at the back. Copyright Illustrated London News.

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    You can follow the path of the tracks Eastwards from the station, original retaining wall still here in a housing estate.

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    This leads onto the Paxton Tunnel heading towards Sydenham and onto Victoria.

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    #1 extreme_ironing, Oct 21, 2014
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    I've got to check this out :thumbs thanks for sharing!
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Now that's an impressive roof mate

    Who'd have thought eh ?

    Nicely shot as well as usual mate I like it :thumb
     
  4. mrwhite

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    youve got a spy in pic 3
     
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    Hidden in plain sight really as well - embarrassed I'd not popped my head over the side earlier.

    Palisade fencing just calls out to me these days. :D
     
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    That ceiling is spot on, nice pics :thumb
     
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    Oooh that roof, is a bit beyond special, excellent shots :thumb
     
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    extreme_ironing 28DL Regular User
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    Haha, that's actually my mate dithering about the fence, didn't notice that!

    Cheers
     
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    ASOM One-Man Urbex Art Army
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    Hell yeah. Seen it before but best photos I've seen. Wish the palace was still there too.
     
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    Great pics,great roof,love the fact they've left bits of it.
     
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    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Excellent find and report. I clicked on the thread with the assumption that it was going to be a standard tunnel or something... How wrong I was :thumb It's awesome when little things like this are uncovered; often hiding in the most obvious places too.
     
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    Nicely done, i actually swung by here on sunday inbetween fun at the pub and the funfair.
     
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    Stunning roof....great snaps :)

    Thanks for postin' :thumb I'm sure it will have a few inspections soon........
     
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    anyone heard of the urban legend "train entombed in the tunnel" from wiki, in one of the sealed tunnels in the area, an engine or carriage remains hidden..
     
  15. Dora Grew Up

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    Pictures are amazing! Definitely going to be checking this out.

    Love the pictures of the roof.
     
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