Kent Rail

London & Greenwich Railway 150th Anniversary

23rd & 24th August 1986

 


 

London & Greenwich Railway 150th Anniversary

The event was well attended, as were subsequent Network SouthEast galas, and a crowd

here is seen gathering at the end of a platform to get a close up of the N15 Class, in addition

to affording a clear view of 4 SUB unit No. 4732. Mike Glasspool

 


 

London & Greenwich Railway 150th Anniversary

The towers are Grade II listed, although their command of the

skyline has a reduced effect without the trainshed, which was

dismantled in 1958. Through ''Sir Lamiel's'' steam, the grooves

of where the trainshed used to slot in can be seen clearly.

Mike Glasspool

 


 

London & Greenwich Railway 150th Anniversary

Visitors were invited to inspect the cab of Class 56 No. 56047, which was wearing

British Rail's large logo livery with yellow ''wrap-a-round'' ends. The whole class was in

service by 1977 in readiness for British Rail's projected increase in the level of coal

demand. The miners' strike and subsequent closure of mines put paid to the majority of

this traffic. On the breaking up of Railfreight in 1987 into smaller specialist commodity

sectors, the majority of the class were allocated to TrainLoad Coal and TrainLoad

Construction. Mike Glasspool

 


 

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