1958

TQ3884 : The Down 'Broadsman' passes Stratford Station

taken 66 years ago, near to Stratford, Newham, England

The Down 'Broadsman' passes Stratford Station
The Down 'Broadsman' passes Stratford Station
View SW, towards Liverpool St.; ex-Great Eastern Liverpool St. - Colchester etc. main line, junction for 'everywhere else' - from Dockland to Cambridge - and therefore an immensely busy station and a Mecca for train-spotters - bottom right: this was especially so before electrification began (the Tube in 1946, main-line suburban in 1949): Stratford was second only to Clapham Junction as the busiest station in Britain - and all Steam until then. The 'Broadsman' was the 15.30 Liverpool St. to Sheringham; this day it was headed by BR Standard Class 7 4-6-2 No. 70013 'Oliver Cromwell', which was the last 'Britannia' in revenue service and has been preserved in the National Collection, active from Loughborough (GCR).

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TQ3884, 881 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
10 April 1958   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 September, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 385 845 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.5436N 0:0.1912W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 385 845
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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