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5th March 1985

During the final weeks of services in the hands of veteran Cravens-built diesel multiple units, unit E53361-E54416 pauses at Silvertown station forming a service from Camden Road to North Woolwich on 5 March 1985. The third rail is already in place and would be energised in a few weeks ready for the ex-SR class 2-EPB EMUs to commence services from May. The original Silvertown station was opened in 1863 as part of the Eastern Counties & Thames Junction Railway. The Tate & Lyle sugar factory is on the right and the line known locally as the 'Silvertown Tramway' is still in place, providing access to the T.W.Ward scrapyard alongside the Thames Barrier. Electrification of this section was to remain for just two decades, the line being closed in December 2006. This scene has now been transformed, the remaining station and buildings being demolished in 2012 to make way for the 'Crossrail' route. Gordon Edgar.


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5th March 1985

A Camden Road to North Woolwich service formed of Cravens unit E53361-E54416 emerges from Connaught Tunnel and approaches Silvertown station on 5 March 1985. The derelict St.Marks church is on the left. Gordon Edgar.


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11th March 1985

At Silvertown a Cravens unit on the North Woolwich line 11th March 1985. Ian Buck.


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11th March 1985

Arriving at Silvertown a Cravens unit is seen on 11th March 1985. The third rail has been laid for the impending electrification. Ian Buck.


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11th March 1985

Leaving Silvertown is a Cravens unit on 11th March 1985. On the right can be seen the remains of the Silvertown Tramway. The class 37 in the background has just worked a scrap train from here. Ian Buck.

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