London Transport Weekend at the Epping & Ongar Railway - 9 Oct 21

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Mizzy and I visited the EOR for their LT Weekend....

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We had to take the 339 service from Epping Underground Station to North Weald, as EOR cannot run into there, even though the rail connection still exists.

The service is run by heritage Routemaster buses....

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As well as visiting class 20 227 Sherlock Holmes, the very first member of the class D 8000 resides at North Weald....

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The EOR was originally a Great Eastern line, but later became part of the Central Line. It was electrified until closed by London Transport. An example of '38

tube stock can be seen at North Weald. Note the smaller loading gauge of tube stock compared to the EMU behind it....

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As well as the LT liveried locos, EOR's own class 31/4 was running.

Trains from North Weald to just short of Epping Station were topped and tailed by either both diesels, or the two steam locos.

EOR hope to build their own platform to the North of Epping Underground station in the future....

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A bus connection was running from Shenfield on the GEML, using this RF single decker....

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All pictures were taken by Mizzy.

Hope you enjoyed them....

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All pictures were taken by Mizzy.

Hope you enjoyed them....

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Very good, just love the prairie in Lt livery. What station was that with the small tube tunnel vehicle in? EDIT NORTH WIELD MISSED THAT. Certainly looks like the EOR is somewhat short of space, a great pity that the Epping Goods Yard got sold off to build houses on as this would have been a great place for stock storage. May also have been more beneficial for the habitat of Scorpion that lived there.
 
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The EOR was originally a Great Eastern line, but later became part of the Central Line. It was electrified until closed by London Transport. An example of '38

tube stock can be seen at North Weald. Note the smaller loading gauge of tube stock compared to the EMU behind it....

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Very nice images
I also went along
The tube car was the one I believe used in the relatively recent film the Darkest Hour
The highlight for me was the recreation of an LT Works Train which was the staple work of the Pannier tanks upto June 71 (the end ofLT steam)The first image is from the web and is of the last train in 71 at what is now known as Barbican. The others mine
The other interesting item at the EOR is the Finnish Pacific at Ongar, which at 5’ gauge perhaps represents what might have been if the GERs predecessors had stuck to that gauge and not adopted the Stephensons Standard Gauge ?


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The Pannier tank is lovely and looks even better in LT livery
 
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A great set of photos, Gizzy; thank you for posting them.

Until recently (and maybe it had just come down for the weekend from Norfolk), "Sherlock Holmes" was resident on the North Norfolk Railway, one of its roles being taking the dining trains on the national network down to Cromer and back.
 

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The EOR was originally a Great Eastern line, but later became part of the Central Line. It was electrified until closed by London Transport. An example of '38

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Lovely pictures Gizzy/Mizzy. The EOR, is certainly a line with an interesting history. In the early '90's the station house at Ongar had a cafe that did a great English breakfast. I went to one of the EOR gala days a few years back, loved the heritage bus service they ran in conjunction with it for access from Epping LU station. Talking to the signalman on duty at Ongar on the day he suggested that apparently the only thing stopping the EOR developing a 4 rail electric system to run on, like the LU, was the area's regional electricity co's insistence that the EOR would not/could not have the experience to do so. I wonder if that attitude can be changed.

Excuse my pedantry here - The tube stock shown is an example of the later "59 stock" dolled up in a "heritage" livery. Here is its history London Underground 1959 stock, Driving Motor 1031 A near full set was stored near me, until recently, at the old GCR Finmere station. now removed to make way for the HS2 track formation passing through the old site. I was at the LT museums depot in Acton Town a couple of weeks ago. Not only do they have a fully operational set of "1938 stock" but are in the process of restoring, to operational status, a set of the 1938's predecessor the "standard stock" type and the subsurface "Q stock". I can remember seeing that Pannier, with full MOW train in tow, passing Chiswick Park station one morning, in 1971. I was waiting for my train to take me to school. Max
 
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I don't know why, but a class 20 in that livery, just looks 'wrong' to me..

But then I have always lived 'North of Watford' so only very occasionally stray into LT land..
 

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I only saw the pannier and the works train once in pre preservation days. I was at Moor Park station after visiting a friend and I was surprised to hear the sound of steam. I got my camera ready too late to get a decent shot but it's still a bit of nostalgia for me. Not sure of the date but sometime in the late 60's.
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A couple of gauge 3 models taken at the Association of Large Scale Railway Modellers Exhibition, Reading, 7.5.2016.

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I don't know why, but a class 20 in that livery, just looks 'wrong' to me..

But then I have always lived 'North of Watford' so only very occasionally stray into LT land..
Living in GWR country what looks wrong is a 45xx not only in red but with an air pump.
 

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The EOR was originally a Great Eastern line, but later became part of the Central Line. It was electrified until closed by London Transport. An example of '38

tube stock can be seen at North Weald. Note the smaller loading gauge of tube stock compared to the EMU behind it....

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Great pictures. The tube stock is 59 stock built to a similar design to the 38.
 

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Jon (Dunnyrail) wasn't wrong in his description - he referred to deep tube stock as opposed to the larger loading gauge stock used for the cut-and-cover lines (District, Circle and Metropolitan) :nod::nod: