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Edgware Track Depot

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15/08/2019

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Details: This is a view of Edgware Track Depot, looking north west towards the bus garage and station. Opened in about 2010 on the site of former engineers sidings, the location is home to at least 17 service vehicles. There is some ghosting and glitching in this image (caused by vehicles moving between passes) but I reckon that 20 SVs are actually present. A (2D) May 2018 image on Google Earth shows about 32 SVs present. The location is accessed by a long private road (coming in from the bottom centre of this image) which eventually comes out on Deans Lane. The only public view into the depot is a glimpse from Northern Line trains as they pass behind the portacabins in the centre and before the overbridge just to the left. The depot has three sidings, to the right of which are four train stabling sidings, plus a headshunt for the original depot (visible beside the station in the top right). The bridge over the Northern line used to carry the GNR/LNER railway between their Edgware station and Mill Hill East (and thence to Highgate and Finsbury Park). This was transferred to London Transport control in 1939 and, although there were plans to electrify it, only the section from Finchley Central to Mill Hill East was done, this remaining as a curiously short branch of the Northern Line. The remainder of the route lost its passenger service, retaining freight services until final closure in 1964. The access road to Edgware Track Depot was built on the former trackbed, while the stabling sidings appear to have been a chord between the two lines. Beyond the overbridge, the old railway curved northwards to a terminus on Station Road. Interestingly the bus garage, built in 1984 - 20 years after the closure of the line - has a curved rear, seemingly to follow the trackbed.

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