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  1. Here are the dates for singling Heckington-Boston and Boston-Sibsey. MAS came later. WON 18N/1981 SUNDAY 3 MAY 1981 - BETWEEN HUBBERTS BRIDGE AND BOSTON WEST STREET Wyberton signal box will be reduced in status to a Gate box. The line between Hubberts Bridge and Boston West Street will be converted to a Single Line worked in accordance with the Track Circuit Block (Single Line) regulations. The single line (using for the most part the former Down Main Line) will extend from the crossover adjacent to Sleaford Sidings Ground Frame (which will be worked at the Up Main end only from Boston West Street signal box) to a new double to single line connection (worked at the Up Main end only by Hubberts Bridge signal box). A disc signal operated from Sleaford sidings ground frame and applying towards Sleaford Sidings will be elevated 6ft above rail level on the post of this signal. (Sleaford Sidings ground frame will now only operate this disc signal and the slip points leading to Sleaford Sidings). WON 15N/1981 SPK SUNDAY 12 APRIL 1981 - BETWEEN BOSTON GRAND SLUICE AND SIBSEY Maud Foster and High Ferry signal boxes will be reduced in status to Gateboxes. The Down Main will be slued into the Up Main immediately north of Boston station. The Down Main between Boston Grand Sluice (Boston station slue) and Sibsey will be converted to a single line worked in accordance with the Track Circuit Block (single line) Regulations. The redundant Up Main will be subsequently removed. Intermediate level crossings:- Boston Grand Sluice will supervise the following level crossings:- Tattershall Road, Robin Hoods Walk, Red Cap Lane. Maud Foster gatebox will continue to supervise Pilleys Lane and Willoughby Road. Sibsey will supervise the following level crossings:- Wells Lane, Hurn Lane No. 1, Hurn Lane No. 2, High Ferry Lane, Wards Dyke. These are the original Weekly Operating Notice texts with most of the signalling details omitted.
  2. Try this at Kew: MT 6/74/7 Great North of Scotland Railway: Macduff extension; 1870 – 1871 It might have a scale signalled plan and it might not. Best give it a shot.
  3. You can read all about it here: https://www.s-r-s.org.uk/pullfree.asp?FilePath=ArchiveSignals\Downloads\brer&FileName=1971-22.pdf And here: https://www.s-r-s.org.uk/pullfree.asp?FilePath=ArchiveSignals\Downloads\brer&FileName=1971-23.pdf Enjoy!
  4. Lostock Junction https://maps.nls.uk/view/126520382 https://maps.nls.uk/view/126520394 (for the bridge)
  5. Based on virtually the entire BR network up to c. 1985 - Cleethorpes. It just looks like the rsole of the universe. I saw plenty more on my travels, but I can't recall them all. From the BR Modernisation Plan - Euston and Birmingham New St. were uninspiring but they did what they had to do at the time. The other major brutalist "concrete jungle" reconstructions on the LNWR lines were Macclesfield, Wolverhampton HL, Stafford, Northampton and Wembley Central, none of which ever qualified as an "oil painting" in any visual sense, except perhaps Coventry which may have been the best of the bunch. At least Ivan Stedeford didn't manage to knock that lot on the head before they came to pass. On the other side of the Beeching Part 2 "Network For Development", Stevenage ("new") on the former GNR just sucks. Then on the same lines, Finsbury Park probably qualifies as "least sympathetic" cutback of station buildings/awnings. Of the several "resurrections from the dead", Birmingham Snow Hill is probably among the least inspired - rightful and inevitable, but in no way a worthy successor to the sublime original.
  6. I have certain information about Essendine South box, which might not be what is wanted. I have no photos and nothing about the structure of the box. What, then, is it that the inquirer wants to know?
  7. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and future - say, start building it now! (With Carte Blanche and a Lottery/Heritage grant for the Gwili Railway Society to rebuild the Mid-Wales Line as a mandatory part of the deal!) Scrooge says Beeching was right all along!
  8. What about match trucks? (or, as otherwhere, "Idler Cars"?)
  9. SRS "BRITISH RAILWAYS LAYOUT PLANS of the 1950s" Volume 7: L&NWR Branch Lines London and East Midlands Area by Swift. This book includes all the known box diagrams for the Blisworth to Peterborough line for the BR era. "Elton Crossing" is shown merely as "GF"; i.e. crossing keeper's hut. There was no signal box between Oundle and Yarwell Junction during this epoch. All relevant notes about the lever frame are in Foster & Instone. Swift is showing the situation after complete closure of the station.
  10. Hello Moses "The John Swift Collection" BRITISH RAILWAYS LAYOUT PLANS OF THE 1950s VOLUME 15: ex-LNWR lines Crewe (excl) to Manchester & Leeds, and branches Published by the Signalling Record Society You want Page 43 You can easily find a copy on Google.
  11. Check out Tenby, on the Whitland to Pembroke line in South-West Wales. The station is approached from the Whitland direction over a viaduct of 148 yards.The single main running line is on the right side of the viaduct; and a dead-end siding occupies the left side.The single line becomes double through the station, forming a passing loop. The siding is connected to the down line of the loop. The most obvious classic "bridge duplication" that comes to mind is at Millers Dale on the former Matlock to Chinley line of the Midland Railway. Between Millers Dale Lime Coys Siding signal box and Millers Dale station box the double line was quadrupled for a short distance across the River Wye. The original double track viaduct was duplicated by a second in a sllghtly different style. The lines from east to west became Down Fast and Down Slow across the new viaduct; and Up Slow and Up Fast across the original viaduct. The two viaducts can still be seen; and, I think, one of them walked. That's as close as I can get to "Passing loops on bridges". No doubt there were more to be found somewhere.
  12. I have too many. If it has to be one: Nottingham Victoria. The Powers-That-Be could not suffer such excellence to be, in the era of new Euston/Birmingham New Street.
  13. It is "Cleethorpe Road", the train has almost reached Grimsby Docks station, travelling from Cleethorpes. - Have a look on the map; http://maps.nls.uk/view/114645459.
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