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    Shenfield-Southend Line

    Rail Map online appears to display the triangular junctions at Wickford, Maldon and Witham.
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    Shenfield-Southend Line

    Would have to agree, also wonder whether there would have been an opportunity later on to link up to the LTSR at Southend East / Thorpe Bay if not also lay the groundwork for an eventual terminus at Shoeburyness. Did any of the Great Eastern proposals to South East Essex include a route to...
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    Shenfield-Southend Line

    Understand, thanks for clarifying things. Can see from the following map published in 1898 how such a link was out of the question.
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    Shenfield-Southend Line

    Interested to know what the original plans were for the Shenfield-Southend Line, as find it curious the terminus at Southend Victoria ended up not being far from the LTSR stop at Southend Central. Were there any proposals to directly link the Shenfield-South Line to the LTSR, possibly via a...
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    Charing Cross and Waterloo Query

    Understand there was never any intention for such a connection from Waterloo towards Charing Cross, just noting there was once a window of opportunity had there been any desire towards it.
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    Charing Cross and Waterloo Query

    Thanks for the screenshot, interesting indeed that such a route from Waterloo to Charing Cross was once possible. Largely agree that an expanded LSWR route would have probably been better off traveling towards Blackfriars, Cannon Street or London Bridge and beyond as opposed to Charing Cross...
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    Charing Cross and Waterloo Query

    Fascinating, so the LWSR could have potentially ran to London Bridge at one point and had it been realized would presumably have also opened up the possibility for trains from Waterloo to eventually run to Blackfriars and Cannon Street (albeit at the cost of likely butterflying away Waterloo...
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    Charing Cross and Waterloo Query

    Have a 2 part historical query. 1) Even though Waterloo railway station in 1848 was opened some 16 years before Charing Cross railway station in 1864, were there any proposals for a curve to link the two stations at some point thereby allowing Charing Cross to travel both southeast via...
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    Metropolitan & St Johns Wood Railway proposal to Hampstead

    Interested to hear others thoughts on abandoned M&StJWR route from Swiss Cottage to Hampstead had it been built, especially in light of the MR's later acquisition of the GN&CR given both routes were to their greatest extent intended allow the Metropolitan Line to reach the same destinations...
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    Metropolitan & St Johns Wood Railway proposal to Hampstead

    While the following link goes into some detail on the abandoned M&StJWR route from Swiss Cottage to Hampstead with a terminus at New End Square by Burgh House, am interested in looking at other derived proposals such as a few that included a continuation to Highgate and Alexandra Palace. In the...
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    City Widened Lines

    So it would seem that had such a scheme been considered, it would have likely entailed much of Finsbury Circus being sacrificed (in the absence of a more suitable solution) in order for the City Widened Lines to reach Liverpool Street and beyond onto the GEML? Apparently Finsbury Circus was...
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    City Widened Lines

    Was not thinking of the City Widened Lines making use of the former Met/etc route to Liverpool Street mainline platforms 1/2 from Moorgate, rather was envisioning a GN&CR to MR type curve after Liverpool Street running northward roughly parallel the A10 Bishopsgate onto the GEML or a less tight...
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    City Widened Lines

    Apologies if the following query has been asked previously, though interested to know what historical proposals there were for the City Widened Lines as far as eastward extensions beyond Moorgate were concerned? While it is probably the case of Moorgate being close enough to reach the City of...
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    Watford & Edgware Railway

    Agreed regarding Thameslink, even if there appears to be a slight possibly for a route towards St Albans Abbey or an additional route to Bedford via Watford Junction.
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    Watford & Edgware Railway

    In other words had this route been built and remained in existence up to the present, this particular proposal from 1878 could have established an Overground route from St Pancras to Watford Junction?
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    Watford & Edgware Railway

    Fascinating Thanks for clearing things up regarding St James and Old Bushey.
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    Watford & Edgware Railway

    Outside of the wiki link the only other (admittingly passing) reference is in the By Tube Beyond Edgware book, one from Edgware towards Harefield by Pinner (now Hatch End) as well as from Edgware on to the Watford and Richmansworth Railway (presumably at Watford High Street from Old Bushey). The...
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    Watford & Edgware Railway

    Additionally the proposed route from Edgware to Caldecott Hill (for Bushey Heath) and beyond via Stanmore (London Road), Elstree (for Brockley Hill) and Heathbourne Road does not make sense, unless the planned stops at Stanmore (London Road) and Elstree (for Brockley Hill) were to be nearer to...
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    Watford & Edgware Railway

    On the subject of the Watford & Edgware Railway, it is known whereabouts the stops at Caldecott Hill, Old Bushey, and Heathbourne Road were to be located in relation to similar schemes up to the Northern Heights plan? Because the stops in question do not to be in order with Caldecott Hill and...
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    Stanmore Branch Line

    Would have to agree on the lack of good orbital rail lines in NW London along with arguably other parts in general.

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