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Published by Essex County Council in (Chelmsford) ((County Hall, Chelmsford CM1 1LF)) .
Written in English


  • Central Line (London Transport Railways),
  • Electric railroads -- England -- Epping Forest (District)

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ContributionsEssex (England). County Council.
The Physical Object
Pagination33p. :
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21842063M

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Welcome aboard the Epping Ongar Railway. Step back in time with us and experience the romance of travel in bygone times as you pass through picturesque countryside, beautiful forest and historic towns. We are both the longest heritage railway in Essex and the .   For a long time just rustic byways, the lines of the area increased in importance and steam gave way to Underground trains. However, the outpost beyond Epping lasted longer and preservation began at Ongar. The dramatic changes are shown in full detail. Stations and Locations covered in this book:Format: Hardcover. The Central line officially reached Epping in LTE also took control of the branch line to Ongar, and hired the steam shuttle from the Eastern regions railways. In the early s there was an accident at Ongar involving J15 locomotive You can see pictures of the aftermath and the recovery operation by following this link. For a wonderfully evocative account of what the line was like in use, read Brendan Ratcliffe's reminisces below. Loughton (Central Line) I very much enjoyed your site. It was particularly interesting to pick up some of the latest on the Ongar Epping branch line. I used this line on a daily basis for my journey to school in Buckhurst Hill.

The Epping Ongar Railway is a preserved railway in Essex, running along the former Great Eastern Railway branch line. The branch all the way from Stratford was taken over by London Transport in but electrification didn't reach Ongar from Epping until , and thus through services from Stratford were withdrawn, and a shuttle service operated the branch from Epping. After closure, London Transport sold the line to the EOR (Epping and Ongar Railway) who in finally opened some sort of service on it (Sundays only, from Ongar to North Weald). For up to date information about the current status of the line, click here for the Epping and Ongar Railway's website. Epping Ongar Railway, Chipping Ongar. 19, likes 37 talking about this 16, were here. Closest heritage railway to London and the longest in Essex, running steam and diesel engines between /5(). History of the Epping and Ongar Railway. The Great Eastern Railway built the branch from Loughton Junction to Ongar and it opened in Before World War II, plans existed for London Transport to take over the branch as an extension to the Central Line from the terminus at Liverpool Street.

Buy Branch Line to Ongar: Including the Hainault Loop (Branch Lines) 1st by Connor, J. E., Mitchell, Vic (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. 5/5(2). The Trawsfynydd Branch Line is the ex-GWR line in North Wales. The line runs from the Conwy Valley station at Blaenau Ffestiniog, passing through Manod, Llan Ffestiniog, Maentwrog Road, and finally terminating at the nuclear sidings at Trawsfynydd. The route is based in the mids, before the line was officially mothballed. Requirements. The branch line to Ongar was built in by the Eastern Counties/Great Eastern Railway. The eastern section of the line, between Epping and Ongar, was single track. There was one passing loop at North Weald station. Around 14 trains went as far as Ongar station each day. The rest finished at Epping or : 10 km ( mi) Single track throughout except a .   The ‘branch’ line between Epping and Ongar developed even further by , with the introduction of new signal boxes at Ongar, Blake Hall and North Weald stations. Usage of these newly extended lines increased rapidly by the late ’s / early ’s – with the journey time into central London being around 1hr to hrs.