Wanstead Park

378232, temporarily drafted in by TfL to supplement the London Overground GOBLIN service while waiting for the much delayed class 710 EMUs, departing from Wanstead Park station, on 13th February 2019. I alighted here after boarding the train at Crouch Hill; having known this line for more than half a century and only ever travelled on it in diesel units, my first ride on an electric train had a slightly dream-like feel to it. However, 378232 made light work of the steep incline east of Walthamstow Queen's Road station, the 172 diesel units always seem to require a great deal of effort. The only drawback is that on the 378s we have to travel sideways and sit on those paving stones that pass for the seats; on the 172s you can sit facing direction of travel, the seats were reasonably comfortable AND they related to the windows, too.

Location: Wanstead Park

Original line: Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway

Photographer: David Bosher

Contact photographer: David Bosher

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Date: 13/02/2019

Image number: 67687

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