The Railway and the Docks The Royal Victoria Dock was the first deep water dock served by a railway. In 1862 the Great Eastern Railway Company was formed and the development of the Royal Docks was well under way. At that time the railway had to cross the Tidal Basin entrance to the dock by a narrow swing bridge. Later the railway was routed north of the dock and passed under the Connaught crossing in a tunnel.
Fred Apps is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. He is based in Plaistow. These were drawn for a display in North Woolwich Old Station Museum. They are now in Newham Heritage & Archives collection
Drawing by Local Artist Fred Apps.
From Newham Heritage & Archives collection