The Anonymous Widower

Are The Ghosts Of Long-Dead Steam Engines Powering Great Britain On?

As a ten-year-old or so, I used to bunk the engine sheds in East London to collect the numbers of the steam engines stabled there at the motive power depot.  It was a massive place, as the number of engines needed to power services into East Anglia and Essex was very large. Many were being scrapped, as electrification of the suburban lines out of Liverpool Street continued.

Much of the site was cleared for HS1, the link to the Channel Tunnel from St. Pancras, but much of the area ended up a derelict site, supporting large numbers of businesses.

But it was here in Stratford, that the Olympic site was created.

So are the ghosts of those long-dead steam engines powering Great Britain on?

August 5, 2012 - Posted by | Sport, Transport, World | , ,

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