1868



CROYDON CENTRAL STATION


1868 - 1890


We guarantee you've never met anyone who's got a train from Central Croydon



On the 1st January 1868 the short lived Croydon Central (terminal station) opened and was 

closed on the 1st December 1871, and re-opened on the 1st June 1886 and finally closed on 

the 1st September1890. 

This station was situated south of East Croydon station on the upside. The site is now 

Croydon Town Hall. 

Railway accidents on the 


L.B.S.C.R.


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Pouparts Junction  19th February 1868.
 Original Publication: Illustrated London News - pub. 1868 


Pouparts Junction 19th February 1868 

no mention of Enginemen

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London Bridge 3rd April 1868

no mention of Enginemen 

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STORIES FROM THE SHOVEL

extracted from RTCS book on locomotives of the LBSCR

On the evening of the 21st June, 1868 a  raven 0-4-2 loco 167 was working a special cattle train from Tunbridge Wells to East Grinstead. Just past Hartfield the driver was warned of an escaped bull on the line, and was proceeding with caution when an axle broke on one of the wagons causing a minor derailment. Attempts were made at once to uncouple and remove the damage vehicle, but before much progress had been made the bull reached the scene, attracted by the bellowing of the frightened cows. It was then that the only casualty took place, for in his haste to reach the safety of his footplate; the driver slipped on the steps and broke his collar bone. The bull was eventually recaptured with the aid of one of the cows and the train sent on its way some four hours late. 

STORIES FROM THE SHOVEL

extracted from RTCS book on locomotives of the LBSCR

 

A derailment at Groombridge on the 2nd July, 1868, was caused by three boys who wedged the points to a short siding open with stones at Groombridge, and when the Tunbridge Wells based 'Bodmer Single' loco No. 7 arrived at slow speed it was partially derailed, although the train of empty stock was undamaged. On being chased by the guard, one of the boys took a short cut across a field containing a bull and was badly gored.


The Uckfield Loco shed was closed on the 3rd August 1868, by the L.B.S.C.R.

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London Victoria 4th August 1868 

no mention of Enginemen 

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MERTON PARK LINE


1868 - 1972


The Merton Park line opened on the 1st October 1868. The line started at from Streatham to Tooting, where the line was divided with the southern branch line continuing to Merton Park where it joined up with West Croydon onto Wimbledon and back to Tooting. The northern branch line at from Tooting run directly to Wimbledon and back to Tooting via the West Croydon line and branching  of at Merton Park and, creating a loop, and known locally as the “pear” owing to the shape of this line..

Service that operated by LBSCR from Wimbledon to London Bridge and by the LSWR from Wimbledon to Ludgate Hill (SECR). The line closed on the 1st January 1917 and was re-opened on the 27th August 1923. These services would become the main services that served this line under electrification with Holborn Viaduct being the terminal point instead of Ludgate Hill.

The last passenger service run on Saturday 2nd March 1929 and the line remain for goods traffic, with line finally closing in the 1st May 1972


Railway accidents on the 


L.B.S.C.R.


from http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk



Three Bridges 13th December 1868 

Involving Driver Philcox, Fireman & Depot unknown 

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