Leytonstone High Road

172 005 with a London Overground GOBLIN service to Gospel Oak approaching Leytonstone High Road station, known as simply Leytonstone until 1949, on 5th May 2012. The train is seen on the ex-Tottenham & Forest Gate Railway viaduct, that extends from just past Woodgrange Park station to just before Walthamstow Queens Road station, opened on 9th July 1894. This scene has now changed with the installation of masts and overhead wires although passengers are still waiting for the full service of new electric trains, promised over a year ago. As of now, the service has been cut to half-hourly with class 378 e.m.u.s brought in as a temporary replacement yet when I went to Crouch Hill station to catch a train to Barking a couple of weekends ago (for the 40th Anniversary at Barking Garage of the end of regular RT bus services in London), there was nothing but cancellations and no trains at all between South Tottenham and Barking. I had to go into central London and out again on the LU Hammersmith & City Line and was 35 minutes late meeting a friend at Barking station.

Location: Leytonstone High Road

Company: Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway

Photographer: David Bosher

Make contact: David Bosher

Date: 05/05/2012

Image number: 68406