Plaque

Stratford Depot

Erection date: 10/7/2012

Inscription

{Between the Stratford Depot 'Cockney Sparrow' emblem and the '30A' shedcode badge:}
Stratford Depot. Stratford Depot was here from 1839 to 2006 when it was the largest traincrew depot in Europe. The Eastern Counties and Great Eastern Railways built engines and trains on this site. The world record for the fastest build of a steam engine is still held by the Old Stratford Works, part of the depot, and stands at 9hr 47min. This plaque commemorates the thousands of railway workers who worked at Stratford Depot.
{Logo of High Speed 1}
 

Other sources give varying opening and closing dates for the depot.

Site: Stratford Depot (1 memorial)

SE15, Stratford International Station, Concourse

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Stratford Depot

Subjects commemorated i

Stratford Works

The locomotive building works of the Great Eastern Railway.The original shops...

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Eastern Counties Railway

Railway line, originally intended to link London with Ipswich via Colchester ...

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Great Eastern Railway

Formed from an amalgamation of the ECR, EAR, NMR, NR and EUR.  Ceased to exis...

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High Speed 1

A high-speed railway link from London through Kent to the UK end of the Chann...

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Stratford Depot

A Motive Power Depot (MPD) used for the storage of train engines when not in ...

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