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 poster shows the famous mid-1950s photo depicting the fact that for some years the Epping - Ongar section continued to be steam operated by BR on behalf of London Transport before the electrification was finally extended. A 'Standard stock train' waits for the departure to Central London.