The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.

Fenchurch Street

Fenchurch Street

Opened in 1841, to replace a station at Minories (today next to Tower Gateway DLR), in the early days trains were hauled along the line by cables, but these were replaced by normal steam locomotives by 1849.

Had the Jubilee line been built as originally planned, it would have a direct connection to the London Underground.

Note the destination of one train – to Ongar, which is today a heritage steam line.

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