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Next signal box north along the ECML is Conington South
 
 
 
Abbots Ripton signal box
 
'Abbotts Ripton' signal box.
 
This box was at the site of Abbots Ripton station.

This signal box did not had not long left when I took this photo.

Note the spelling of Abbots Ripton on the box has two tt's in Abbots, which is not how the village is spelt now on Goggle.

 

There was a station here at Abbots Ripton, which is a village between Hutingdon and Peterborogh. The box was just to the north of were the the station was.
 
The the track is in a cutting be for going onto an embankment and over a bridge at 'Kings Ripton' and then the ECML runs across the very flat fens to Connington were a tip for waist soil and ballast was built in the 2nd World War.
 
Next signal box north along the ECML was Conington South
 
Next signal box is Conington South signal box
 
 
 
 
Abbotts Ripton is better known for the wrong reasons because of the rail disaster here when a signal froze in the clear position on the 28th January 1876 ,which let an express passenger run into the rear of a coal train.
 
There are three tracks here, Up fast Down fast and Down slow.
 
 
 
 
 
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