The London Underground

Central Line

A quick trip out round the Hainault loop in June 2007 where views of the 1992 stock were taken at Fairlop and Woodford.
This tube-sized stock was the first of the "new-generation" of tube trains based lossely on the experimental designs
constructed in 1986. Similar trains being purchased at the same time by BR for
the Waterloo & City Line, now part of London Underground.

91091 enters Fairlop Station

It was closely followed by 91183.

The canopies at Fairlop make it obvious that this was a former main-line station. The line was constructed by the
Great Eastern Railway and taken into the LNER before being absorbed into the London Underground system as part of the
post-war New Works programme. Car 91281 heads this train.

Around the far end of the loop the line joins that from Epping at Woodford. This westbound train, resolutely heading
south at this point, is led by car 91349.

West of London, the Central Line shares Greenford Station with First Great Western trains from Paddington via Ealing Broadway.
The GWR lower quadrant signal is a firm indication of the line's origins. 91077 comes off the flyover with a West Ruislip train.

A FGW class 165 unit prepares for departure back to Paddington.

FGW 165132 departs for Paddington. The line drops down and passes under the westbound Central Line track.


Gerry Cork - December 2008