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Chesterton Junc and Shepreth Branch Juncsignal boxes
 
Chesterton Junc signal box
 
'Chesterton Junc' signal box was to the north of Cambridge.
 
This signal box opened in 1931 replacing a box opened in 1875. this box closed in 1984
 
Chesterton Juncton was the junction for the now closed St Ives to Cambridge railway Line. This railway line was closed when I took this photo but the track was still in place. The signal box was still in use on the main Cambridge to Ely line. The fate of the St Ives to Cambridge railway line was to take a long time. It is now a guided bus way. The signal box was closed in the 1980s. The guided bus way was not opened till 2011 which stops short of the main line railway.
 
A New raiway station called Cambridge Science Park railway station or it could be yet be called Chesterton railway station is being built on what was the now closed large permanent way site that was just to the north of here on the line to Ely.
 
This may will be the 2nd station at Chesterton the last one having been closed in 1850, a mere 163 years ago. This station may have been a lttle bit early for the Sceince Park!
 
Chesterton Junc signal box from the steps end of the box.
 
Chesterton Junc signal box from the other end.
 
This box closed in 1984
 
 
List of the Signal Boxes on this site
 
 
Shepreth Branch Junc signal box
 
Shepreth Branch Junc signal box was to the south of Cambridge were the line to Hitchin and Kings Cross leaves the line to Liverpool Street. The box opened in 1893 and closed in 1983
 
Shepreth Branch Junc signal box and hut
 
Shepreth Branch Junc signal box from the other end.
 
The Cambridge power box  replaced these and other signal boxes in and around Cambridge and and Ely around 1984 and the PSB will soon be going itself.
 
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2016

Great Northern class 365511+ 365530 + 365506

'Abellio Greater Anglia' class 379 008 + 317667 + 379012

'Abellio Greater Anglia' class 170 206 + 170 208 + Cross Country class 170 639

2013

Greater Anglia 3790 22 & the New platforms & Greater Anglia 317 505

2003 

WAGN 65533+ Anglia Railways class 70270+  WAGN 317 336 + Central Trains 158   

Cambridge BR 

Class 31263 + class 37 + DMUs + Two class 31s + Class 08 108

 

 

Cambridge signal boxes

Cambridge South + Cambridge North +  Coldam Lane Junc + Cambridge Power Box 

Chesterton Junc + Shepreth Branch Junc 

 

List of the Signal Boxes on this site