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A week on the Hertford Loop Line in photographs

The Friends of Gordon Hill Station have worked with Edmonton Camera Club to produce a photography book, capturing the Hertford Loop Line in all its glory, with the aim of promoting the line and showcasing railway life.

The new book, instigated by Gordon Hill Station Manager Duncan Primrose, features over 80 photographs of the Hertford Loop Line, whittled down from thousands of photos taken during one week in May 2022. The book also features a short history of the line by The Enfield Society.

Duncan was inspired by the Friends of Gordon Hill Station’s first exhibition which featured London, also captured by the Edmonton Camera Club.

Thirteen photographers from the Edmonton Camera Club were assigned stations and toured the line between Bowes Park and Hertford North. They were tasked with taking images that convey their interpretation of life on the line.

The photographers recorded every aspect of railway life on their digital cameras, representing day and night at stations, bridges and viaducts along Enfield’s Great Northern-managed line.  They charted life from the quietest times to the busiest, from the first train to the last; passengers going and passengers returning; café life and even wildlife.

Friends of Gordon Hill Station and Great Northern are now planning an exhibition of some of the photos at various stations along the Hertford Loop later in the year.

The photo book will be launched on 1 May, priced at £20. The pre-launch price (before 1 May) is £15, available from Luv Coffee at Gordon Hill Station, or by contacting friendsofgordonhillstation@gmail.com.

You can keep up to date with future news, projects and events from the Friends of Gordon Hill Station via their Facebook page.