West Ealing to Greenford - GWR West London Branch lineThe ex GWR line from West Ealing to Greenford is the most obvious survivor from all of the companies local routes in West London. Covering just two and a half miles of track it is still in use today serving Castle Bar Park, Drayton Green and South Greenford along its route. Part of the reason for its survival is that the line itself forms part of a connecting service between other lines. Based on passenger numbers alone at one time it would have look like a candidate for closure but it has survived the axe.
Key facts and figures:
Distance from West Ealing: Drayton Green (0.5 miles), Castlebar Park (1 miles), South Greenford (1.75 miles) and Greenford (2.75 miles).
Station Opening dates: West Ealing (March 1871), Drayton Green (March 1905), Castlebar Park (May 1904), South Greenford (September 1926) and Greenford (October 1904).
All stations remain open.
All photographs copyright artofthestate 1981 / 2013
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Recently unearthed pictures from the loft - a train at Ealing Broadway destined for Greenford.
The view from the cab leaving Drayton Green station
On the platform at Drayton Green Station
The view from my friends Gran's flat between West Ealing and Drayton Green station.
Drayton Green Halt seen from the road bridge in the 80's
The same station today
Castle Bar Park Station
End of the line - Greenford station
Brompton Road (disused)
Waterloo & City Line
Underground Pioneer (150 years)
Boston Manor Signal Box
Art Deco on the Underground
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