Under Construction pictures, text, links to be added later
|Detail from the
1903 Railways map in
Hertfordshire - Little Guide
The main London to Birmingham line was opened in 1837 by the London and North Western Railway.
The branch line to St Albans was opened in 1858.
The line to Rickmansworth opened in 1862.
At Bushey there were long water troughs which allowed trains to fill their tanks with water while on the move.
|L&NWR Express overtaking a Slow Train
Published by the London & North Western Railway Company
Printed text: "The London & North Western Railway is noted of Punctuality, Speed, Smooth Riding, Dustless Tracks, Safety and Comfort, and is the Oldest Established Firm in the Railway Passenger Business."
Cards were sold for 2d for a pack of six >>>
When the railway was built a major viaduct was needed to carry the railway over the River Colne
Colne Viaduct, Near Watford, September 1837
The Scene at Watford Station after the Great Storm of Monday July 22nd 1907
Postcard by Downer
Kromo Series T22275
B. & D. London E.C.
See also 20th century reminiscences of the Croxley Green Station on the Watford to Rickmansworth branch line.
Information on the construction of the
Page updated September 2007
July 2010 - Kromo pc of Watford station