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Railfanning London‘s Railways

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Visitors to London who are also transport enthusiasts (‘railfans’) sometimes ask for advice as to the ‘best’ things to see on London’s railway network. This page is part of a guide which aims to answer that question.

If this is the first time you have reached these pages then it is best to go to the Opening Page which sets the scene, explains the difference between the small and the large profile trains, offers advice on the best type of ticket to buy and photography tips.

Alternatively, it is possible to view everything on one page


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East London Line
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Below / Above Ground

In open air from New Cross / New Cross Gate to just north of Surrey Quays, at Whitechapel plus a little to the north of the station and much of the route to Shoreditch.

Click map to see larger version in a new window! .





General Information

Strictly speaking this line no longer exists, but of course it can still be seen on many older and historic maps.

Nowadays the line is part of the London Overground network, under whose heading more information can be found.

. East London Line Map; click image to see a larger version in a new window.
Map modified by me, original source & license:
Ed g2s / Wikipedia encyclopædia CC BY-SA 3.0
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:East_London_Line.png
Wapping Station East London Line. . Brunel Tunnel East London Line.
Two views taken at Wapping station just a few days before the closure of the East London Line for conversion into part of the London Overground network. These photographs also show A stock trains and the historic Brunel tunnel of 1843 which was the first ever tunnel to be built under a river.



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This page last updated 31st December 2016.
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