The Anonymous Widower

Before GOBlin Electrification – Crouch Hill

I’d never been to Crouch Hill station before, but I went to take these pictures.

It is another tidy station with fairly long platforms, steep staircases and no lifts. Although unlike Leyton Midland Road, the station is in a cutting, rather than on a viaduct.

My pictures were as you can see interrupted by a dreaded Class 66 locomotive, with all its noise and smell passing through. After electrification, hopefully we’ll see something more environmentally-friendly like an elderly Class 90 or a brand new Class 88 locomotive. Unfortunately, I think we’ll see mainly Class 66s pulling freight trains for some years, as there are so many of them and they seem to be pretty reliable, although unloved by the drivers.

August 14, 2015 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] It is not a grand station, being just two ramps and staircases from the Holloway Road to two more than adequate tidy platforms. It is not unlike Crouch Hill station. […]

    Pingback by Before GOBlin Electrification – Upper Holloway « The Anonymous Widower | August 15, 2015 | Reply

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