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A Brief History of the London Extension: Contents

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No. Title Description
1  Opening to Grouping - 1899 to 1923  The Great Central Railway's London Extension officially opened for traffic on 9th March 1899, although the first public trains did not begin to operate until the 15th. The fir...
2  Grouping to Closure - 1923 to 1969  The London & North Eastern Railway brought many changes to the old Great Central route to London. Throughout the 1920's and 30's, the old GCR locomotives began to reappear...
3  Closure & Beyond - 1969 to 2003   After the closure of the London Extension on 5th May 1969, the bulldozers and scrap men were quick to move in. Much of the track was lifted for reuse or scrap, and many of the...