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Upminister C2C/District Line.0 viewsArrivals at Upminister under a threatening sky on August 1st 2015. As C2C 357007 arrives with the 16.50 Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness, D78 7089 brings a terminating District Line service from Ealing Broadway. Alongside, D78 7509 is at the rear of a service to Richmond awaiting departure.Sep 09, 2015
D78 DM 7046 at Upminister.0 viewsLate afternoon sunlight illuminates the side of D78 DM 7046 at Upminister, with a District Line service to Ealing Broadway on August 1st 2015.Sep 09, 2015
CO/CP Stock Birds Scrapyard, Long Marston.1 viewsWithdrawn ex-District Line CO/CP Stock was awaiting the call in Birds Scrapyard at Long Marston on October 12th 1981. The car numbers were 53048, 53020, 54348 & 013184. Just visible on the right are two stacked BR Mark I CK coaches, E15838 & 15844. Today scenes like this would not be possible in the obsessive health & safety culture that now prevails.Dec 07, 2014
CO/CP Stock Birds Scrapyard, Long Marston.1 viewsIn a scene that would give todays Health & Safety brigade a seizure, Pre-war withdrawn CO/CP Stock Cars were stacked at Birds Scrapyard, Long Marston on October 12th 1981. The car numbers were 013184, 54248 & 53020.
The last surviving vintage CO/CP trains were ousted from District Line services in 1981 being replaced by newly-delivered D78 Stock, which has now come to the end of its operational life and is in turn being replaced by new Bombardier S Stock units.
Dec 07, 2014

A60 5119 at Chesham.1 viewsA wintry scene at Chesham on January 15th 1984. A 4-Car A60 set in original condition has just arrived at the branch terminus following a 3.89 mile run from the bay platform at Chalfont & Latimer on the Metropolitan Main line from Baker Street to Amersham. The nearest car is DM 5119. The station still retained its platform canopy, water tower and disused bay platform.Oct 15, 2014
S7 DM 21397 departs from Royal Oak.2 viewsAlmost-new-out-of-the-box, S7 DM 21397 trails at the rear of a Hammersmith to Barking service departing from Royal Oak on June 7th 2014.Jun 15, 2014
D78 DM 7502 arrives at Ravenscourt Park.2 viewsDM 7502 brings a District Line service from Upminster to Ealing Broadway into Ravenscourt Park on June 7th 2014. The outer platform faces at Ravenscourt Park are used by District Line services only.Jun 15, 2014
1973 DM 890 Tube Stock passes Ravenscourt Park.2 viewsDM 890 (Part of a 3-Car double-ended unit) was at the rear of a Heathrow to Cockfosters Piccadilly Line service, passing through Ravenscourt Park on June 7th 2014. Piccadilly Line services normally pass through here non-stop.Jun 15, 2014

D78 Stock at Ravenscourt Park.2 viewsD78 DM 7050 trails at the rear of an Ealing Broadway to Upminster District Line service departing from Ravenscourt Park on June 7th 2014. The two outer tracks here are used by the District, whilst the two inner tracks are used by 1973 tube stock working Piccadilly Line services to and from Heathrow, Rayners Lane & Uxbridge.Jun 15, 2014
D78 DM 7014 arrives at Ealing Broadway.2 viewsWith a District Line service from Upminister, D78 DM 7014 arrives at Ealing Broadway on June 7th 2014. The D Stock is unique amongst the surface stock as it has single-leaf passenger doors fitted to each car, and has tube stock wheelsets which are smaller than normal surface stock wheelsets. The use of smaller wheels allowed a lower floor and greater headroom inside the cars. 75 x 6-Car units were built by Metro-Cammell in Birmingham.Jun 15, 2014
D78 7526/17526 at Ealing Broadway.2 viewsA District Line service from Upminister formed of D78 Stock reaches journeys end as it rolls into platform 8 at Ealing Broadway on June 7th 2014. There is a short overall roof canopy spanning the terminal end of platforms 8 & 9, both used exclusively for District Line services.Jun 15, 2014
D78 DM 7526 Ealing Broadway.2 viewsD78 DM 7526 arrives at Ealing Broadway at the conclusion of its lengthy journey from Upminister on June 7th 2014. With the Metropolitan Line and the Hammersmith & City along with the Circle Line now equipped new S Stock, the D Stock on the District is next for replacement.Jun 15, 2014
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