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Filming At Aldwych

In July 2002 the Cravens unit visited Aldwych during the making of a drama for Carlton Television More...

High Barnet 2002

On 26th August 2002 the Cravens unit operated a shuttle service between High Barnet and East Finchley. More...

The East London Explorer - 18th May 2003

On Sunday 18th May CHTL operated our first railtour for almost three years. Starting at Uxbridge the train travelled down the Metropolitan mainline to Baker Street, then on to Upminster. After a lunch break during which passengers were able to visit Upminster signal cabin the train returned to Central London for an almost complete circuit of the Circle Line before using the Whitechapel St Mary's curve, not used by scheduled passenger services since 1941, to reach the East London Line. After a reversal at Surrey Quays the train arrived at Shoreditch, where a short break allowed more photographs to be taken. Following another reversal at New Cross Gate the train returned to Uxbridge via Earls Court and Acton Town.

Once again we would like to thank the directors of CHTL and those members of LUL staff whose hard work made such an enjoyable day possible. A donation will be made to the District Line nominated charity the RNIB.

Alongside a D Stock train at Upminster during the lunch break. Garry Thorp

Another view taken during the lunch break.

D Stock at the approach to Upminster Depot.

Shoreditch Station. This station will be relocated if the ELL extension goes ahead, a new alignment is required to cross the GER mainline. Gary Thorp.

End of the line! Until 1966 the ELL was linked to the GER mainline, through freight services and excursion trains were operated. Paul Sweetland.

At Uxbridge Station after the tour. Paul Sweetland.


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