The Anonymous Widower

Wires At Woodgrange Park

Woodgrange Park station is the first station, as you come along the Gospel Oak to Barking line from it’s eastern end.

Note .

The station is wired for electric trains to pick up current from overhead wires.

The c2c Class 357 electrical multiple unit passing through.  It was probably going somewhere for something like maintenance or modification.

The wires petered out soon after we left the station and crossed the Great Eastern Main Line.

But why?

If it was fully wired like the North London line, then they could use the same type of train.

September 19, 2012 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Two c2c trains per day pass through Woodgrange Park on the Liverpool Street to Barking route according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Street_station . Maybe you were lucky enough to see one of them.

    Comment by Bob | September 20, 2012 | Reply

    • I thought that, but it looked rather lifeless inside. I know the time from the picture, so I’ll check the timetables later.

      Comment by AnonW | September 20, 2012 | Reply

  2. […] went back to Woodgrange Park station, to see if I could learn more about the junction between the Gospel Oak to Barking line and the […]

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  3. I think the new style of overhead line equipment on the goblin line is by far the most repulsive design ever seen! It consists of oversized over scale masts and over track support booms with the catenary support looking huge and twisted! God it looks awful and hasn’t the aesthetic appearance as previous styles! It may be effective, but God you don’t really wish to look at it, and the replacement catenary on the great Eastern line is even worse.

    Comment by Mike Townsend | February 6, 2018 | Reply

    • There’s been so much trouble with overhead wiring lately, that they have adopted “not very pretty but it works” approach.

      Some of the catenary, that I saw at Sunderland at the weekend had all the strength of spider’s web.

      Comment by AnonW | February 6, 2018 | Reply


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