Acton Museum Depot

As well as their museum at Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum have a large depot at Acton where the majority of their collection is stored.  I went to one of their occasional open days.

They have many more vehicles than they can display at the museum:  I had a look round the poster store, where they have publicity posters going back over a hundred years:

There is an amazing collection of signs: Signalling and power control equipment: And, finally, a small piece of the spiral escalator which was installed at Holloway Road station in 1907, but never worked reliably/safely enough to go into public service:

It was a struggle but I resisted the temptation to add a couple of A-stock luggage racks to my own collection.  They were selling quite well:

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