Chingford Station

 

Chingford Station in 1956.
© Chingford Historical Society
The present day Chingford Station in February 2011
Very little has altered since the top picture was taken.
Steam loco 69620 waiting to depart from Platform 3 to Liverpool Street just a few weeks before the electric sevice commenced.
On the right a train in platform 4
© D. Loveday
Steam loco 69701 waiting to depart from Platform 3 to Liverpool Street on 27th October 1960 just a few weeks
before the electric sevice commenced.
On the right a train in platform 4 and the left a rather grubby looking train in paltform 2.
© R. N. Joanes
Engine 654876 waiting in platform 4 to take special train to Ongar April 1962
(See Below)

© R. N. Joanes
Engine 65476 hooked up to Ongar Special on Platform 3 April 1962
© R. N. Joanes
Chingford station was originally designed as a through station with services intended to reach High Beech. However Queen Victoria put a block on the scheme as it encroached on her beloved forest. This is the view taken in Oct. 1959 from the present day booking hall exit on platform 2, looking north towards Chingford Plane. The Bus station (pictured 2 below) is on the site of the sidings in the distance.
© Vestry House Museum

The end of the line as it is today. Taken from a similar spot as the picture above. The advertising hoarding obscures the view of the bus station (pictured below) from view.
Chingford Bus Station stands on the site of the watering and coaling stages for the steam locomotives. When the line was electrified in the 60's these were no longer required and the bus station was built.
Another view of the bus station.
So that's where all the 97's are!
Platform's 1 (left) and 2 (right) looking towards the Station Building. Class 317 No. 670 is at Platform 1 and class 315 No.857 is at Platform 2.
In the forground is the box containing a telephone in case the driver need to talk to the signal centre, which is now at Liverpool Street.
Class 315 No. 854 waiting to depart from Platform2. In platform 3 another class 315 waits for the rush hour.
Class 315 No. 857 waiting to depart from Platform2.
As another Class 315 (with official graffiti) awaits departure at Plaform 3.
Class 315 No. 857 waiting to depart from Platform2.
Class 317 No. 670 standing at Platform 1.
Class N7arriving at Chingford just prior to electrification of the line in Novermber 1960.
by kind permission of Acorn Films Chingford ©
The Mayor of Chingford drives a "Special" electric train on the first part of it's journey. Class 305 No. 419.
by kind permission of Acorn Films Chingford ©
 
Electric train leaving Chingford 1974 and 2005
by kind permission of Acorn Films Chingford ©
 
8 Coach class 315's leaving Chingford Station 09/08/09
Note the signal box has been demolished.
Class 315 No. 858 approaching Chingford Station.
There are stabling sidings to the left.