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

Forest Hill

Forest Hill

Opened in 1839 as Dartmouth Arms (after a local pub), it on an early experiment with an atmospheric railway, but by 1845 the line was replaced with conventional steam trains, and the station gained its current name of Forest Hill.

The clock tower was hit during WW2, but the station building limped on until the 1960s when the current steel box was constructed.

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