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Report - East Finchley Substation, London – July 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by elliot5200, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. elliot5200

    elliot5200 28DL Regular User
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    A nice local explore which I’ve had my eye on for about a year. Never really fancied the palisade access but when I noticed fresh graffiti scrawled on the outside, thought it’d be rude not to, so popped down with The Raw and extreme_ironing.

    I was always intrigued walking past this place as it’s situated directly over where the Northern line enters the tunnel, so there was always potential it was LU property. And that suspicion was confirmed once inside (although it did have a broken ‘UNDER OFFER’ sign outside so it’s decommissioned! :thumb)

    Oh, and I almost lost a thumb getting over that damn palisade :mad

    On the ground floor, the transformers and signal equipment had all been stripped but you could get a good sense of the original layout with the rows of shelves and old signs.
    Lots of evidence of drug-fuelled raves on the top floor with CRACK DEN graffiti’d over the main door.
    Couldn’t get to the basements as they were flooded but wellies will do the job if anyone wants to try them.
    Then made our way to the side building to do some trainspotting and I’ve never crawled through so much pigeon shit :rolleyes:

    Lighting + tripod, dodgy as hell, as usual :rolleyes:

    Couldn’t find much info but seems to have closed around 2005. It’s in an optimal location: right opposite the millionaire’s row that is Bishop’s Avenue but because of a dispute over green space, is still lying empty.


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  2. The_Raw

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    Closest I've come to contracting Pigeon Lung this place, some interesting bits n pieces in there though :thumb
     
  3. Speed

    Speed Got Epic?
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    Disappointing isn't it! I stil like the ungettable clock tho!
     
  4. dave

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    Amazing i passed through the station yesterday (on the train that is) i didnt notice this place must have dozed off at that point i take it it is visible from the train. Love the signage enjoyed this good work.
     
  5. elliot5200

    elliot5200 28DL Regular User
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    Yeah, it's visible about 10 seconds after you come out of the tunnel (northbound). Watch out for the pigeons sticking their heads out the window to get some fresh air :thumb
     
  6. Session9

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    Looks alright for a mini mooch.
    Still getting stuck on the palisade mate? :)
     
  7. dave

    dave 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers for that mate i,ll have a look next time i pass through.
     
  8. pauln

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    Good one. I've walked past here loads of times and wondered what the inside was like.
     
  9. Muttley

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    First thing I noticed from the pics!

    Up the ladder, across the vents, drop onto the water tank?
     
  10. elliot5200

    elliot5200 28DL Regular User
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    Me and palisade have a hate-hate relationship, as you remember :p:

    Go and give it a go ;)
     
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