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London Underground - Central line Loughton - Epping 150th anniversary poster - 24 April 2015 | by mikeyashworth
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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.

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Uploaded on April 23, 2015