EPW031968 ENGLAND (1930). St Helier and environs, Morden, from the south-east, 1930

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Title [EPW031968] St Helier and environs, Morden, from the south-east, 1930
Reference EPW031968
Date May-1930
Link
Place name MORDEN
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 526218, 166581
Longitude / Latitude -0.18600137388921, 51.383726574698
National Grid Reference TQ262666

Pins

Rosehill Garage.

Mark1973
Wednesday 17th of April 2019 01:45:57 PM
Morden Underground Station Terminus of the Northern Line

Johnners
Wednesday 11th of June 2014 09:24:35 AM
Morden South station, opened 5th January 1930

Geoff Smith
Thursday 16th of May 2013 05:47:42 PM
There is a suggestion here of the railway line running at the edge of the road. Was this here the railway came onto the estate area? It is hard to follow the lines as they do not make the usual visual impact of railway lines in the landscape, being just a track laid on the ground .... no ballast, fences, signals, buildings or structures.

Maurice
Friday 11th of January 2013 08:06:38 AM
Northern Line - Morden depot

Maurice
Wednesday 12th of December 2012 10:30:59 PM
Is this a steam train?

christhewino
Wednesday 12th of December 2012 09:47:46 PM
Yes! It is on the construction railway. I will post more later on this.

Maurice
Wednesday 12th of December 2012 10:36:19 PM
Middleton Road

Class31
Friday 16th of November 2012 07:12:27 PM
Faversham Road

Class31
Friday 16th of November 2012 07:11:30 PM
Greenshaw Wood

Class31
Friday 16th of November 2012 07:10:13 PM

Class31
Friday 16th of November 2012 07:09:14 PM
Reigate Avenue

Class31
Friday 16th of November 2012 07:08:28 PM
Bishopsford Road

Class31
Friday 16th of November 2012 07:08:01 PM
St. Helier Avenue

Class31
Friday 16th of November 2012 07:06:54 PM

User Comment Contributions

See EPW035584 for some more detailed annotation of railway lines within the estate.

Maurice
Friday 11th of January 2013 08:17:07 AM
The St. Helier Estate Railway is shown in Joe Brown's authoritative 'London Railway Atlas' as branch from the Wimbledon to Croydon line of the Southern Railway, running south west from sidings between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction. The branch was about one mile long and included a bridge across the River Wandle. It is shown as ending in a triangle with a run-round loop on one side. One suspects this might be 'diagrammatic', the reality being that the estate end of the line was moved around as building progressed to get materials as close as possible to the point of use. The line was open from 1928-1936, being one of the later lines of this type.



It is interesting to realise the economics of building private siding connections to such large scale developments as the London County Council's St Helier Estate was favourable compared with transhipment of materials to road haulage or indeed road haulage from the point of origin. This reflected the relatively small size and power of contemporary road vehicles when required to move large amounts of heavy and bulky materials. The lines were as economical as possible with track being directly laid on the ground, most likely using short, second-hand track panels.



Other sites around London with railway connections into suburban developments may be seen in the following images.



EPW006293 Northwood 1921



EPW006551 Chadwell Heath 1921 - Becontree Estate Railway



EPW016517 and EPW017380 Burnt Oak - Edgware 1926



EPW017649 Becontree 1927

Maurice
Friday 11th of January 2013 08:01:30 AM