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Central Line

Opened on July 30th 1900 as the
Central London Railway
operating between
Shepherds Bush and Bank.

Total current route mileage = 46 miles.
Total stations served = 49 stations.

 

Signal Boxes / Cabins

 

Image Comments Details
Debden 1996 Used to assist in reversal of eastbound service
in days of when Epping only had one
platform available for the main service.
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Debden 1996 Illuminated diagram - black indicates a train.
Was originally a crossover to left of station
and a second reversing siding.
Also was once planned to be the junction
for a branch line to Abridge.
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Epping 1996 Eastern terminus of the main service.
A single line used to continue on to Ongar.
The "Ongar shuttle" used to call at Ongar,
Blake Hall, North Weald & Epping
where it terminated in platform 2.
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Epping 1996 Illuminated diagram shows the single line
to Ongar inset bottom left.
The main service used platform 1 to reverse.
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Grange Hill 1976 Controlled the entrance to the north end
of Hainault train depot.
Levers were air worked remotely by
duplicate levers in Hainault Signal Cabin.
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Leytonstone 1987 Controlled the junction for the
Epping and Hainault branches.
Signalman Steve Gilbert in photo.
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Woodford 1987 London is to the left, Epping is to the right.
Hainault is to the bottom right.
Woodford has 5 sidings for stabling trains,
a siding (21 road) that allows trains to reverse west to east
and a bay road (platform 1) that allows trains to reverse east to west.
The junction allows trains to be signalled
to Hainault via the Hainault-Woodford loop.
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Control Rooms

 

Image

Comments

Details
Wood Lane
Service Control Centre
Controls the whole Central Line.
Duty Line Control Manager Steve Caiger
in foreground at desk 2 with
Service Duty Manager John Yeoman
in background at desk 3.
Both covering "Line Control".
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Wood Lane
Service Control Centre
S.D.M. Phil Wimbush at desk 1
usually used for "Information Control".
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Wood Lane
Service Control Centre
S.D.M. Phil Wimbush looking a little
worse for wear at desk 1 on night shift.
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Wood Lane
Service Control Centre
Desks 1, 2 and 3 with the Overview Diagram above displaying the position of all trains
over the whole Central Line.
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Wood Lane
Service Control Centre
Close up of desk 3
usually used for "Line Control".
Shows the command monitors, keyboard, telephones and two C.C.T.V. screens.
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Wood Lane
Service Control Centre
S.D.M. Peter "Fluffy Lemon" Corne at desk 3.
This time taking a well earned break
on night shift.
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Wood Lane
Service Control Centre
Me leaning against desks 5 and 6
waiting to start my shift.
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Wood Lane
Service Control Centre
Desks 1, 2 and 3 with the Overview Diagram above displaying the position of all trains over the whole Central Line. (Overview illuminated). Colour
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Wood Lane
Service Control Centre
Duty Engineer's Assistant at
Line Service Centre desk 10.
SCADA in centre deals with switching
Traction Current on and off.
Duty Engineer sits far right at desk 11.
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Wood Lane
Service Control Centre
10 colour monitors display tracks (white), trains (red), stations (yellow)
and Traction Current off (blue) for the whole Central Line.
West Ruislip top left, Shepherds Bush top right,
Leytonstone bottom left and Epping bottom right.
Hainault - Woodford loop visible on
bottom screens 3,4 & 5.
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