Today's London Overground (Kindle)
A Pictorial Overview
The Orange Line, the Ginger Line or the M25 Railway, call it what it what you will, the London Overground, born in 2007, has become one of London’s transport success stories. Running complimentary to, and in some places, in combination with, London Underground, it carries more than 180 million passengers a year on 9 lines and serves 112 stations over a combined length of more than 100 miles.
An amalgamation of several commuter lines (and one London Underground Line) that ring London it now branches out to all points of the compass.
Over recent years it’s also undergone unprecedented change and investment (with a few troubles along the way) with the phasing out of old and the introduction of new rolling stock.
This book takes a photographic look at these changes including a look at the routes, the stations and the trains including Classes 172, 315, 317, 378 and the brand new 710s with a brief history of each. And with so much freight sharing the Overground routes this is briefly looked at as well.
"As a photographic time capsule of the urban and suburban railway in the second decade of the 21st century, this book is well worth a place on your bookshelf."Mel Draper, The Journal of the Friends of the National Railway Museum Winter 2021-2022
This photographic volume looks at the relatively new London Overground system, its origins and changes since its inception in 2007. The book is arranged into chapters covering each Overground route. Well reproduced photographs accompany a brief summary of each route’s history. As expected Class 378 units dominate the photos at a variety of locations on each of the Overground lines. As well as Class 378, the photos also feature LUL 1972 and S7 Stock, as well as LO Classes 172, 313, 315, 317, 350, 375, 390, 455, 456 and the newest units to appear, the Class 710s. An interesting facet is that some of the routes feature freight traffic, with Classes 37, 66, 86, 90 appearing in the photos. Photos of the infrastructure also feature throughout the book. This is a well laid out general overview of this interesting system. Recommended for those interested in the more recent London urban rail scene.Diesel and Electric Modellers United