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

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East Ham

East Ham station opened as a mainline railway service in 1858 on a service between Fenchurch Street and Barking.

From 1902, the District line ran alongside the mainline tracks, and later the mainline service stopped calling here.

The old mainline platforms still exist, but are no longer usable. There also used to be another platform to the north side as well, for a loop to the modern day London Overground. That closed in 1958.

 

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