British Railways: The First 25 Years Volume 12: London Eastern Region (Lightmoor)

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This is the twelfth in a series of books depicting the first 25 years of British Railways and covers the Eastern Region lines, from the terminus stations at King’s Cross, Liverpool Street and Marylebone out along the main lines as far New Barnet, Ilford and Neasden respectively. The Metropolitan Widened Lines between King’s Cross and Moorgate and the North London Line from Hackney to Canonbury are also featured.

It also includes the former Great Eastern Railway branches to North Woolwich, Chingford, Enfield Town, Ongar and Palace Gates and the ex-Great Northern Railway branch to Alexandra Palace. We visit the three principal motive power depots serving the former Great Northern Railway lines, King’s Cross ‘Top Shed’, Hornsey and Finsbury Park, the massive complex that was the Great Eastern’s Stratford Shed and Works, and the Great Central shed at Neasden. We also take in the freight traffic around the marshalling yards of Ferme Park and Temple Mills.

Chapter List:

  • Chapter 1: King's Cross
  • Chapter 2: Metropolitan Widened Lines
  • Chapter 3: King's Cross to New Barnet
  • Chapter 4: Great Northern Line Engine Sheds
  • Chapter 5: Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace and East Finchley
  • Chapter 6: Marylebone
  • Chapter 7: Neasden
  • Chapter 8: The North London Line
  • Chapter 9: Liverpool Street
  • Chapter 10: Liverpool Street Approaches
  • Chapter 11: Stratford Shed, Works and Temple Mills Yard
  • Chapter 12: Stratford to Ilford
  • Chapter 13: Hackney Downs to Brimsdown
  • Chapter 14: Hackney Downs to Chingford
  • Chapter 15: Hackney Downs to Enfield Town
  • Chapter 16: Stratford to Palace Gates
  • Chapter 17: Stratford to North Woolwich
  • Chapter 18: Stratford to Epping and Ongar

Throughout the book an interesting variety of quality black & white photographs are used which portray the railways of this scenic area during the final decades of steam. Hardback. 208 pages.

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