Sunday, 30 August 2009
I remember these Class 306 three-car electric trains well because these were in service during my early childhood on the route from Shenfield via Ingatestone to Chelmsford. Until the mid 1970s a sporadic service stopped at Ingatestone. The service was replaced about 1976 with hourly off-peak stopping trains through to Colchester. On 28th August 1989, upon my arrival at Shenfield Station, 306 017 was standing at Platform 5 about to depart for Southminster. With a Rover ticket I took the full journey. This photograph was taken at Southminster station.