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Re: DAVID'S PHOTOS OF THE MONTH

Postby davidb » Tue 08 Jun 2021, 21:01

2012 - at East Croydon Station.

Tramlink had taken charge of a number of new tram sets, the first since the system was opened in May 2000. In June 2012 the management did a publicity photoshoot to show off their new acquisitions. Units 2554 (with a livery which can still be seen in 2021) and 2556 stand at the platforms at East Croydon. Six units were purchased although more were to follow in the coming years.
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Re: DAVID'S PHOTOS OF THE MONTH

Postby davidb » Tue 08 Jun 2021, 21:18

June 2012 - the same day that I photographed Tramlink's new units.

The RCTS (Railway Correspondence & Travel Society) had arranged a visit to London Overground's depot at New Gross Gate. The large, yellow building houses the LO networks main control room and administration. The other building is the main maintenance workshop; this shoot was taken from the roof of the yellow building (our guide took us up on the roof where we could see the extent of the depot and the wide landscape).
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Postby davidb » Tue 08 Jun 2021, 21:30

June 2007

You may remember this - Croydon Park Hotel.

During the construction of Altitude 25 on the corner of Addiscombe Grove and Fairfield Road (close to the Law Courts) one of the cranes collapsed and fell on Croydon Park Hotel, closing the hotel for a while to allow for repairs. I was fortunate to be working close to East Croydon Station and took my camera out to record the aftermath of the incident. (Finding more information on this accident was difficult!)
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Re: DAVID'S PHOTOS OF THE MONTH

Postby davidb » Tue 08 Jun 2021, 21:31

That's JUNE - now to start searching for July.
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Re: DAVID'S PHOTOS OF THE MONTH

Postby Iggy » Tue 08 Jun 2021, 22:53

Hi David,
I enjoyed seeing your SECR O1 class no 65 chugging along just past Sharpthorne Tunnel.
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Iggy

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