London to Colchester (Eastern Counties Railway)






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


London to Colchester

The former Eastern Counties Railway viaduct of 1840 that led into the original terminus opened as Shoreditch in 1840 and renamed the following year ...
David Bosher 13/11/2012
The former Eastern Counties Railway viaduct of 1840 that led into and out of the line's original terminus, opened in 1840 as Shoreditch and renamed ...
David Bosher 13/11/2012
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Avonside loco outside Stratford Station ...
John Yellowlees 06/12/2019
Hill ex-GER 0-6-0T 68649, built at Stratford Works in 1913 and about to end its days there in October 1961, having been withdrawn from 30A the ...
K A Gray 09/10/1961
Hill ex-GER J20 0-6-0 64676 seen on 9 October 1961 standing in a lineup of condemned steam locomotives at Stratford. Withdrawn from 31A Cambridge a ...
K A Gray 09/10/1961
Class N7 0-6-2T 69698 in front of the huge high capacity coaling plant at Stratford shed in October 1961. ...
K A Gray 09/10/1961
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345016, with a TfL Rail service to Liverpool Street, arriving at Maryland station in east London, on 30th May 2019. ...
David Bosher 30/05/2019
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The main entrance building on the road overbridge at the west end of Harold Wood station, Essex, on 24th October 2009. The station was opened by the ...
David Bosher 24/10/2009
315858, from Liverpool Street to Shenfield, arriving at Harold Wood station in Essex (the most easterly station within the London Fare Zones), on 24th ...
David Bosher 24/10/
Harold Wood station, Essex, originally opened in 1868 and rebuilt with four platforms in 1934 during the final quadrupling of the line between Romford ...
David Bosher 24/10/2009
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Looking south along the elevated Chelmsford railway station from the down side, with the disused station signal box seen on the right. ...
David Pesterfield 21/07/2019
Looking south east across to the elevated Chelmsford railway station in July 2019, with the disused down side station signal box seen on the right. ...
David Pesterfield 21/07/2019
90013 at Chelmsford with a Norwich to Liverpool St working in September 2007. ...
Michael Gibb 29/09/2007
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In response to Mark Dufton's historic shot see image 26070, this shot shows how much Witham has changed. It is taken pointing towards Maldon, and ...
Ken Strachan 13/4/2009
Further to Ken Strachan's picture of the Witham-Maldon line trackbed today see image 26138, here is the corresponding scene from approximately the ...
Mark Dufton 28/08/1977
The end of the line….. Following final closure of the Maldon-Witham line in 1966, a half mile length was retained at the Witham end to serve the Rom ...
Mark Dufton 28/08/1977
The line from Witham to Maldon East closed in 1966, but a short stub at the Witham end continued in business discretely up until the 1980s. This stub ...
Mark Dufton 14/10/1978
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Seemingly a sad 1970s example of a derelict station on a long closed line, this station was (and still is) fully operational on the London to Norwich ...
Mark Dufton 21/01/1978
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Passengers are in need of the steam heating capability of 47 170 as it pauses at Colchester on 24th January 1976. The boiler is evidently working ...
Mark Dufton 24/01/1976
On Sunday 14th November 1976 at around 21.00, the last return trip of the day to Sudbury is about to head off into the night from platform 6 at ...
Mark Dufton 14/11/1976
The date is 7/7/77 and commuters line up at Colchester for the arrival of the 08.11 Clacton/Walton to Liverpool Street service. Their journey will ...
Mark Dufton 07/07/1977
Anglia Railways class 47 on shed at Colchester in 2002. ...
Ian Dinmore //2002
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