London Underground - Central line Loughton - Epping 150th anniversary poster - 24 April 2015
Tomorrow, Friday 24th April 2015 sees the 150th anniversary of the Loughton - Epping section of the Central line that opened on April 24th 1865! We shouldn't forget that the line originally extended on to Ongar - the Underground, that took the branch over as part of the post-WW2 Central line extension programme and electrified it - closed the section beyond Epping on 30 September 1994. It has since been resurrected by the independent Epping Ongar Railway.
We've issued three posters to commemorate the event - these are copyright to London Underground - and I'm pleased with the results!
This image is from the cover of a c1910 Great Eastern Railway publicity guide taken from my own collection. The GER ran the railway until Grouping in 1923 when the branch became part of the LNER - finally, after a short interlude of being part of BR the whole line transferred to the Underground in the post-WW2 period.