Sunday, July 17, 2016

Woodford Halse in 1966

Another film by Edward "Chib" Thorp, the railway-loving undertaker of Leigh on Sea. Click on the image above to view it on the BFI site.

Here accompanied by his wife and dog, he visits the branch line from Banbury to Woodford Halse, which had recently lost its passenger service but still saw a few long-distance passenger workings.

Then he shows us Woodford Halse itself, which had been a major railway junction and home to a locomotive deport and extensive marshalling yards. Thorp here films it in its last days as a station at all.

Now watch Last Train to Woodford Halse.

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