London Extension (Midland Railway)






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.






These former platform canopies at Kentish Town station in north London now provide shelter for an al fresco coffee bar on the bridge over the Midland ...
David Bosher 05/01/2019
One of the original Thameslink- liveried dual voltage class 319 sets pulls into platform 1 at Kentish Town on 21 July 2005 with a Luton - ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2005
BR Standard class 2 2-6-2T 84008 in the shed yard at Kentish Town in October 1962. ...
K A Gray 28/10/1962
Fowler ex-LMS 2-6-2T no 40022 on shed at Kentish Town (14B) in October 1962. Nearest the camera is 3F 0-6-0T 47202 (of 1899 vintage). Both locomotives ...
K A Gray 28/10/1962



A Bedford - Sutton Thameslink service pulls into West Hampstead (Thameslink) in July 2006, just as a Midland Mainline express passes en route to St ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2006
A Midland Mainline HST runs south through platform 3 of West Hampstead Thameslink station on 21 July 2006 on its way to St Pancras. ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2006
The Midland main line 3 miles out of St Pancras in June 1969. A 'Peak' is about to take a semi-fast for Nottingham under the bridge carrying West End ...
John Furnevel 17/06/1969
A Midland Mainline train bound for St Pancras passes a Thameslink service for Bedford, boarding at West Hampstead Thameslink in July 2006. ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2006







An up EMU coasting to a halt approaching the unusual canted glass footbridge at Radlett on 13 October 2013. The weather was distinctly dreich. ...
Ken Strachan 13/10/2013


A terminated Thameslink 319 service from the south stands at St Albans on 19 September. ...
Veronica Clibbery 19/09/2010

Looking South towards Harpenden, it is clear that the GNR (left) and the Midland (embankment on the right) kept quite close company [see image 44210]. ...
Ken Strachan 09/08/2013



I'm sure this station is very efficient; but it's hardly elegant. A train can just be seen above the parked car. ...
Ken Strachan 09/08/2013

The recently opened 'Luton to Harpenden cyclepath' starts just South of the A505 next to Luton Airport. As seen in this picture, the path plays fast ...
Ken Strachan 26/12/2009
Approaching Luton station on the guided busway, some gradients far too steep for trains are apparent. There is, however, a nice tarmac cycle path on ...
Ken Strachan 28/03/2014
The former Dunstable-Hatfield branch of the GNR was squeezed tightly between the Midland Main Line and the A6129 just South of the A505 alongside ...
Ken Strachan 26/12/2009
Effective transport interchange: looking South from the steps leading to Luton station footbridge, a down EMU approaches the platforms on the left. ...
Ken Strachan 28/03/2014


Class 319 unit 449 approaches the next stop at Harlington whilst working a service to Bedford on 01 September 2013. ...
John McIntyre 01/09/2013
Looking south at Harlington, Bedfordshire, on 1 September as First Capital Connect Class 319s meet on services between St Pancras and Bedford. ...
John McIntyre 01/09/2013
Looking south towards St Pancras over the station at Harlington, Bedfordshire, on 1 September 2013. ...
John McIntyre 01/09/2013
An East Midlands 7-car Meridian set heads south towards St Pancras on the up fast through Harlington on 1 September. ...
John McIntyre 01/09/2013



Looking South along the trackbed of the MR from Bedford to Hitchin - now serving as a car park for an engineering factory. A 153 can be seen heading ...
Ken Strachan 17/06/2011
Faced with a choice of exotic destinations on 17 June 2011 - Ashford for France on the left, Bletchley for Milton Keynes on the right. I opted for ...
Ken Strachan 17/06/2011
Growth of trees and shrubs makes it hard to see the old steam shed at Bedford on the far side of the line; but the fact that the shed still stands, ...
Ken Strachan 16/07/2010
Preserved and refurbished class 306 EMU no 306017 on display at Bedford Open Day in May 1988. This sole survivor of the class is now part of the ...
Ian Dinmore 29/05/1988