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The Rail Line Into London Gateway

I took this picture as my train to Stanford-le-hope passed the rail line into London Gateway.

The Rail Line Into London Gateway

The Rail Line Into London Gateway

It shows the double-tracked rail line into the port.

I would assume it will be electrified, when the main routes through London, like the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, are also fitted with overhead wires, so that freight trains can use efficient electric haulage.

October 27, 2014 Posted by | Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

c2c Bans E-Ciggies

I saw this poster at Upminster station.

A Poster at Upminster Station

A Poster at Upminster Station

Quite right too!

October 27, 2014 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

Before Overground – Emerson Park

A Charming Step-Free Station – Rating 9/10

This was definitely a case of saving the best to last.

London Overground will love doing up this station, as all they’ve got to do is add paint, new signage and perhaps erect a little shed for the staff they promise will be on duty between the first and last trains.

The station has a rural feel and is on what could be described as a village High Street with a selection of shops and businesses. I walked a couple of hundred metres to a busy cafe and had a very pleasant cup of tea.

October 27, 2014 Posted by | Transport | , , | 1 Comment

A Clean Train From Romford To Upminster

The last time, I travelled on the Romford to Upminster line, the train was a rather tired Class 315. Today’s train was a much smarter Class 317.

Perhaps someone from London Overground, bagged this one for when they takeover the service in May 2015. It certainly had lots of orange, but I think it might have been an old Stansted Express unit.

October 27, 2014 Posted by | Transport | , , | 1 Comment