Railway Factory, Elvet Avenue, Romford, Greater London

This railway engineering works was built in 1843-47 for the Eastern Counties Railway. It is an early and rare example of a railway engineering works. The railway had opened in 1839 with a line between Mile End and Romford. This was then extended to Brentwood on 1840. The ECR also built two rows of terraced houses along Elvet Avenue for its workers. These were demolished in 1963-5.


Greater London Romford


Victorian (1837 - 1901)


factory rail transport industry Victorian (1837 - 1901)