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Two Black Five class steam locomotives pulling Cathedrals Express through South Tottenham Overground station, Steam Dreams excursion on the way to Chichester. 14th December 2013
Steam Dreams, a Guildford based promoter of mainly steam hauled rail tours under the CathedralsExpress banner, has operated steam hauled trains on both rail routes from Southend for several years now. Many of these are routed over the Barking – Gospel Oak line including the Christmas specials.
This Saturday’s Christmas train from Southend East (09:09) to Winchester for the Christmas market, picking up at Upminster (09:39-09:41) and West Hampstead (10:40-10:42), is almost fully booked.
Ian Riley’s LMS Black 5 4-6-0, 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, the loco was declared “fit to run” yesterday. 45407 is no stranger to the Barking – Gospel Oak Line, hauling the previous two Christmas Cathedrals
Express’s from Southend on 14th December 2013 and 6th December 2014. However, on those two occasions she was double heading the train, coupled ‘inside’ classmate 44871. This will be the first time she has hauled a train over the Barking – Gospel Oak line unassisted.
South Tottenham 10:15.
Thanks to BARKING – GOSPEL OAK RAIL USER GROUP
other rail info to follow.
Last time it actually stopped at SoTo to change drivers. Uninformed me was on the wrong platform to chat to them.
Tottenham Ploughman Winterfest at Bruce Castle. Bread, cheese and beer and stuff. 12noon to 5pm and it’s not raining.
The whole sordid detail of the plans for Apex House are now published. See them here. There’s a lot of it.
Comments are beginning to arrive from local residents, overwhelmingly opposing it.
To comment, click the button that say Comment on Application. You can write as much as you like, you may like to draft it in eg Word first as the working box is quite small. They ask for your name + address etc but you don’t have to give this. If you supply an address or email address you will be sent more info re the outcome.
It will probably go to the meeting on January 19th.
The bit that makes my head explode most, of all those fat documents? The Statement of Community Involvement. We must have been at different meetings. Oh and that there is no local library where we can view the plans, as ours is currently being knocked apart to allow for the office part of Apex House to be bunged in there – before these plans have even gone to committee.
There is short notice rail engineering work taking place on the Barking – Gospel Oak Line TODAY.
The whole line is closed and two replacement bus services are running around every 15 minutes
- Barking – South Tottenham operated by double deck buses
- Gospel Oak – South Tottenham operated by single deck buses (due to low bridges).
There was originally to be only a morning Barking – South Tottenham block until 12:00 for track inspection purposes but this appeared to be cancelled last week. Continue reading
OPEN WAREHOUSE DAY
An Open warehouse day of live performances, Live bands, DJ’s, Artists Showcasing work, Film screening, Market Stalls and workshops in and around the warehouses on Fountayne Road and the surrounding area. A creative collaborative arts community
The Courtyard, Number 3, Fountayne Road
The Courtyard, Number 7, Fountayne Road
BARBECUE AND BAR Continue reading
for Capital Clean-up Day.
The days when the council could pay workers to do this are over.
Rangemoor Open Space is the little triangle of land between Rangemoor Road and Wakefield Road, next to the football cage.
Now if we can just persuade the drinkers to put their own cans in the bins, we’ll be on a winner.