London to Colchester (Eastern Counties Railway)




Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


London to Colchester











Hill ex-GER 0-6-0T 68649, built at Stratford Works in 1913 and about to end its days there in October 1961, having been withdrawn from 30A the ...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 Withdrawn from 31A Cambridge a ...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
Holden J16 0-6-0 65554 in the yard at Stratford on 9 October 1961, a month after withdrawal. Built in the adjacent works in 1902, the ex-GER ...
K A Gray 09/10/1961


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

















90013 at Chelmsford with a Norwich to Liverpool St working in September 2007. ...
Michael Gibb 29/09/2007



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
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 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


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

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