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Train photogallery

train1.jpg (61168 bytes) A Southend bound 0-6-0 (with separate tender) has just crossed the parish border from Upminster into Cranham.  Taken around 1930.
train2.jpg (43560 bytes) No. 71, sister engine of No. 73 "Cranham" near Leigh, sometime before the first world war.
trainbyfield.jpg (11573 bytes) One of the last steam engines on the line, taken from the 'Brick Fields' approximately 1963.  Note the overhead catenary wires already in place for the electric trains.  The webmaster, aged about 7, is in the child standing by the fence!
train1_1999.jpg (20367 bytes) This photograph was taken from almost the same spot on 2/5/99 when a special steam service was run for the May Day bank holiday.  A picture of the same train from the trackside is shown below
train2_1999.jpg (31499 bytes)
train3_1999.jpg (21303 bytes) Taken on the same day, a few minutes later, the engine used for the 'down' service from Fenchurch street to Shoeburyness.
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Two more photographs of the engine "Cranham", bearing its BR number 41984, both taken on the Thames Haven Branch. by Frank Church around 1957-8.

41984engine.jpg (33288 bytes)

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