Railway enthusiasts working to restore a signal cabin raised money for the Poppy Appeal.

Members of the Epping and District Branch of the Royal British Legion joined Town Mayor Nigel Avey on a visit to a rail restoration project.

Central Line commuters may have noticed an old London Underground locomotive as their train leaves Epping.

It is the L11, which along with the nearby Epping Signal Cabin is the subject of a restoration project by a group of enthusiasts.

The visitors were welcomed by Bob Yeldham, who gave a presentation on the history of the project and spoke about the funds the group has raised through the sale of the poppy badges members had designed.

Managing director of London Underground Nigel Holness who was also in attendance, presented a £300 cheque on behalf of the restorers.

John Duffell, branch secretary of the The Royal British Legion, said: “We are extremely grateful to the members of the project for supporting the Poppy Appeal.

"We are undoubtedly heading for a record year for the Appeal, which has been made possible by donations such as this.

"We would also like to thank Nigel Avey and all the other Councillors who attended.

"We very much appreciate the support that we receive from Epping Town Council."

The total amount collected for Epping’s Poppy Appeal so far is £18,111.