London Suburban Railways

Crystal Palace (High Level) and Catford Loop

by Vic Mitchell, Keith Smith, Leslie Davies & Phillip Davies

These two former LCDR lines were built for entirely different reasons. Crystal Palace was a great recreational centre and the line was initially a success. Insufficient residential traffic resulted in the early closure of the branch, despite electrification. The Catford Loop came late onto the railway map and gave an alternative route to Kent, notably for boat trains. The changing fortunes of these two interesting routes are fully illustrated.

Book Details

Author
Vic Mitchell, Keith Smith, Leslie Davies & Phillip Davies
Series
London Suburban Railways
Publisher
Middleton Press Ltd
Published
01 March 1991
Reprinted
01 September 2009
ISBN
9780906520871
Language
English
Format
Hardback
Dimensions
240 x 174 mm
Weight
480g
General
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Nunhead 1-5
Honor Oak 9-18
Lordship Lane 19-27
Upper Sydenham 31-38
Crystal Palace High Level. 39-64
Crofton Park 65-69
Catford 70-79
Bellingham 81-85
Beckenham Hill 86-90
Ravensbourne 91-95
Shortlands 99-108
Bromley South 109-120