378232, drafted in by TfL to fill a gap in the London Overground GOBLIN service caused by the late arrival of the new 710 EMUs, departing from Crouch Hill station in north London with a service from Barking to Gospel Oak, on 13th February 2019. This is the train I travelled on from Crouch Hill to Wanstead Park in the morning and back home again to Crouch Hill in the evening, my first electric journeys on this line that I have known since I was a schoolboy more than half a century ago. The class 172 diesels continue to run alongside the 378s for the present until such time as the 710s takeover completely; in the meantime, it is a case of pot luck what turns up at a GOBLIN station when you go to catch a train.
Location: Crouch Hill
Original line: Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway
Photographer: David Bosher
Contact photographer: David Bosher
Image number: 67676