Thornton Fields Carriage Sidings

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Thornton Fields Carriage Sidings
Location
Location Stratford, London
Coordinates 51°32′00″N0°01′06″W / 51.5332°N 0.0184°W / 51.5332; -0.0184 Coordinates: 51°32′00″N0°01′06″W / 51.5332°N 0.0184°W / 51.5332; -0.0184
OS grid TQ375834
Characteristics
Owner(s) Abellio Greater Anglia
Depot code(s) TF (1973 - 2008) [1]
Type Diesel, EMU
History
Closed 2008 [2]

Thornton Fields Carriage Sidings was a stabling point located in Stratford, London, England. The depot was situated on the north side of the Great Eastern Main Line, between Bethnal Green and Stratford stations. [3]

Stabling point

in the UK, a stabling point is a place where Locomotives are parked while awaiting their next turn of duty. A stabling point may be fitted with a fuelling point and other minor maintenance facilities. A good example of this was Newports Godfrey road stabling point, which has since been closed.

Stratford, London district of the London Borough of Newham in East London, England

Stratford is a metropolitan district in the London Borough of Newham in Greater London, England. It is 6 miles (10 km) east-northeast of Charing Cross and is in East London. Stratford is part of the Lower Lea Valley and includes the localities of Maryland, East Village and Stratford City. Historically part of the ancient parish and subsequent County Borough of West Ham, which became the western half of the modern borough in 1965. Historically an agrarian settlement in the county of Essex, Stratford was transformed into an industrial suburb following the introduction of the railway in 1839.

Great Eastern Main Line 133 mile major railway line of the British railway system

The Great Eastern Main Line is a 114.5-mile (184.3 km) major railway line on the British railway system which connects Liverpool Street station in central London with destinations in east London and the East of England, including Shenfield, Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich, and Norwich. Its numerous branches also connect the main line to Southminster, Braintree, Sudbury, Harwich, and a number of coastal towns including Southend-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze and Lowestoft.

Contents

The depot code was TF.

History

Before its closure in 2008, Class 47 locomotives [4] and Class 321 EMUs could be seen at the depot. [5]

British Rail Class 47 Class of diesel electric locomotives

The British Rail Class 47 is a class of British railway diesel-electric locomotive that was developed in the 1960s by Brush Traction. A total of 512 Class 47s were built at Crewe Works and Brush's Falcon Works, Loughborough between 1962 and 1968, which made them the most numerous class of British mainline diesel locomotive.

British Rail Class 321

The British Rail Class 321 alternating current (AC) electric multiple units (EMU) were built by British Rail Engineering Limited's York Works in three batches between 1988 and 1991. The design was successful and led to the development of the similar Class 320 and Class 322.

Present

The stabling point is now known as Orient Way Carriage Sidings due to its conversion in 2008 to make way for the 2012 Olympics site. [2]

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References

  1. "The all-time guide to UK Shed and Depot Codes" (PDF). TheRailwayCentre.com. 5 May 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. 1 2 "New sidings built on former marshalling yard". RailProfessional. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  3. Webster, Greengrass & Greaves 1987 , p. 80
  4. "47004 at Thornton Fields Carriage sidings this was taken in Summer 78". Flickr. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  5. "Thornton Fields Carriage Sidings". Flickr. Retrieved 15 January 2017.

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