Down the line from Holborn


Whilst I mull over possible ways of modelling Holborn Viaduct, let’s move a little down the line to the junction of the Holborn and Charing Cross lines, just outside London Bridge.  Here we find Ewer Street depot, again built on brick viaducts above the mean Southwark streets.  The Kentrail website noted that…..

This was an interesting depot arrangement, situated upon a long thin site positioned immediately adjacent to the incline linking the London Bridge and Blackfriars lines. It formed part of the then newly created SE&CR Joint Managing Committee’s London Bridge area improvements. This had included the widening of the original London & Greenwich viaduct to the east of the terminus, which provided an additional two running lines and saw the abolition of the unique right-hand running on the Greenwich line. Terminating platforms at London Bridge were increased by four, by transferring the continental freight depot from here to a…

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