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Date: 10/16/19 08:36
Clapham Junction UK, 1987
Author: eminence_grise

Clapham Junction is on the south shore of the Thames across from downtown London, and it is the spot where many lines from southern England converge to cross the river toward Waterloo and Victoria stations.

In a rainy October day in 1987, I took a series of images of the evening rush hour. In 1987, the suburban trains were a mix of slam door and newer cars. To add to the complexity of the trackwork, this is three rail electric territory.

The bridge like structure is a signal box (interlocking plant) . Since 1987, regional CTC has replaced the interlocking plants at Clapham Junction.








Date: 10/16/19 10:53
Re: Clapham Junction UK, 1987
Author: eminence_grise

On a gorgeous July afternoon in 2002, a variety of trains passing through Clapham Junction.








Date: 10/16/19 10:57
Re: Clapham Junction UK, 1987
Author: eminence_grise

The Southern Railway modern signal box from the 1940's is visible, with a modern control centre visible behind.








Date: 10/16/19 11:01
Re: Clapham Junction UK, 1987
Author: eminence_grise

The slanted nose train is a "Gatwick Express" airport shuttle.








Date: 10/16/19 13:35
Re: Clapham Junction UK, 1987
Author: FiveChime

Great colors!

Regards, Jim Evans



Date: 10/17/19 15:23
Re: Clapham Junction UK, 1987
Author: Hartington

Some of you might find this article about the signal box on the bridge interesting http://www.wbsframe.mste.co.uk/public/Clapham_Junction_A.html



Date: 10/18/19 19:48
Re: Clapham Junction UK, 1987
Author: CPRR

Damn! That first photo of those rails just crystal out: "Model me!" Can you imagine this in HO, or even in 7.25 " live steam? Wild.



Date: 10/19/19 20:40
Re: Clapham Junction UK, 1987
Author: PHall

CPRR Wrote:
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> Damn! That first photo of those rails just crystal
> out: "Model me!" Can you imagine this in HO, or
> even in 7.25 " live steam? Wild.

Yeah, just send an entire year's wages to Peco.



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