North Woolwich Old Station Museum

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Coordinates: 51°29′59″N 0°3′47″E / 51.49972°N 0.06306°E / 51.49972; 0.06306

The museum from the rear of the station building

The North Woolwich Old Station Museum was a small railway museum in Newham, east London. It was housed in what was the original Great Eastern Railway terminal station building at North Woolwich railway station. The building was in use as a ticket office until 1979 when it was replaced by a more austere building on the one remaining platform. It was derelict for many years until its opening as a museum by the Queen Mother on 20 November 1984.[1] The line was electrified in 1985 when it became part of the North London Line but closed on 9 December 2006. The building was also used for some local community functions.

The collections included historical materials on railways in East London, model trains, and a non-operational steam locomotive. The closure of the museum was finalised in November 2008.[2] By 2011 all externally visible displays including the rolling stock and signage had been removed. Most loans were returned to their private lenders, with other items dispersed to the East Anglian Railway Museum, Mangapps Railway Museum and the Great Eastern Railway Society and some items retained by Newham Heritage Service, also heir to the collections of the Passmore Edwards Museum.

Locomotives formerly stored[edit]

Type Factory Gauge Works No. Class Built Now at
Steam Neilson 0-4-0ST 2119 GER Class 209 1876 Flour Mill, Lydney, Gloucestershire (under overhaul)
Steam Peckett 0-6-0ST 2000 1942 Barrow Hill Engine Shed, Derbyshire
Diesel-mechanical Planet 4 wheel 3294 1948 Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Eastern Railway Society (1987). Return to North Woolwich. PEMT Enterprises Ltd. p. 8. ISBN 0 906123 09 7.
  2. ^ "North Woolwich Old Station Museum". Great Eastern Railway Society.
  3. ^ "(untitled)". Royal Gundpowder Mills. Archived from the original on 17 April 2009.

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