At the end of the month London Overground will take over more of north-east London’s railways. It seems timely, therefore, to take a look at the history of the railways in the area. For though you might not think it, the lines in the inner parts of what was Essex, the old London County Council area and parts of Hertfordshire are as complex as almost anywhere in the country. With that in mind, an understanding of how they got to be that way, if not essential, will certainly help those looking ...
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