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1960 Stock

Our three-car unit of 1960 Stock operated on the Central Line until withdrawl in 1994. Since 1995 we have operated regular railtours on the Underground network. More...
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1962 Stock

Our second train also operated on the Central Line for 30 years and is now being restored at Hainault depot. More...

Epping Signal Cabin

Epping Signal Cabin became redundant in 1996 when re-signalling of the Central Line was completed. Since 2001 CHTL has leased the Signal Cabin - we hope to restore the frame and open a small museum. More...


L11 is a unique locomotive built for shunting at Acton works. CHTL hopes to preserve this locomotive. More...


The eastern branches of the Central Line started life as part of the Eastern Counties Railway More...

London Underground Links

There are now a huge number of websites on the London Underground. This listing is a selection of some of the best that I have visited over the last three years. If you would like your own site listed or if you discover one of these links is broken please contact me at

General London Underground Sites

London Underground Railway Society The official LURS site with membership information, events and contact details.
Discussion board for all types of transport issues in and around the capital.

Geoff's Tube Challenge
Record breaking attempts to visit all the LUL stations in one day continue to be popular. Read about the history of the challenge and some of the latest attempts. If you fancy having a go yourself you can find out about the rules too!

Going Underground
Information, Tube trivia and fun

The London Underground Diary
Follow one Londoner's daily experiences of tube travel. One of the best blogs around.

Capital Transport
The premier publisher for books about the London Underground and London buses.

Rolling Stock, Photographs and Technical Information

District Dave's London Underground Site Authoratative site by a District Line driver. Includes a history of the District Line, information on daily operations and many interesting photographs.

TubePrune Large unofficial site with excellent content including track diagrams, photos and detailed technical information.

Richard's Railway page
Information on London Underground rolling stock and a good account of the last day of '59 stock operation on the Northern line.

Modern london underground
A varied photograph collection

New York Subway
Unofficial enthusiast site devoted to metro systems world wide, not just the New York Subway. An impressive photo gallery includes several sections on the London Underground. The author even visited Ruislip to photgraph the Cravens unit! A must visit site!
A new gallery of tube photos amongst the many railway galleries to be found on the fotopic site.

Ginster Railway Photos
A fotopic gallery by a CHTL member, includes images several London Underground galleries.

Solid Bond's Photo Gallery
An interesting collection of LT scenes from the 1970s and 1980s, includes views of 1960 TS in unpainted aluminium and with the Standard Stock trailers.

Stations & History

Unofficial Downstreet Virtual tour
An excellent virtual tour created by Jonathon Hall. Fascinating photographs of this closed station on the Piccadilly line.

London Underground History
More excellent photographs and information on London's forgoten stations.
Information and photographs on some of London's railways, includes a history of the Epping Ongar railway and pictures from the "Steam on the Met" events.

Northern Line Extension Photos

London Underground at War
The story of the use of the tube as an air raid shelter.

Places to Visit

Brunel Engine House Museum, Rotherhithe
Information on museum commemorating the worlds first underwater tunnel which is still in use as part of the East London Line.

Low Hall Transport & Industrial Museum, Walthamstow
Museum preserving the industrial and transport history of Waltham Forest and the Lea Valley. Exhibits include two underground cars.

Other Railway Links

ORPS (Ongar Railway Preservation Society)
Follow the latest news in the ongoing campaign to open the Epping-Ongar branch as a preserved railway.

Holden F5 Trust
The GER F5 class were the last steam locomotives to operate on the Ongar branch. The F5 Trust plans to recreate this design.

UK Heritage Railways
Comprehensive links page for the UK's preserved railways and rolling stock groups.

R.A.I.L (Rail Associations In London)
Links page for enthusiast groups in London and the South-East.

Model Railways

Metromodels produce model kits for Underground stock. Their site features several Underground themed layouts.

Radley Models
Another producer of Underground stock model kits. Their range now includes a kit of L11.

Roding Valley Model Railway Group
A Leytonstone based model railway group.

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The Pumphouse

Low Hall Steam and Transport Museum in Walthamstow commemorates the industrial heritage of the Lea Valley More...