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Conington North Signal box
Conington North signal box was a signal box that was at Conington on the ECML.
The village of Conington is down the road about a good 1 mile away.
This box was built during the second World War 2 when rubbish dumps were built in these Fens to south of this road and sidings laid out for for wagons to bring rubble from the London Bliz. These dumps were after the war were then used for old railway ballast and ash.
This box Conington North took the name of the old box which was about one mile to the south. The box there became Conington South signal box.
Both signal boxes have now gone. This road today now has lifting barriers with CTV which was from Holme gate box which is 2 miles to the north but all are now controlled from Peterborough power box and soon this will be from the York signal centre when that opens and the Peterborough power box closes.
Level crossing at Conington the site of Conington north signal box is on the right in this photo
Level crossing at Conington
At Conington there is now not a lot here, just the road crossing. This road crossing is on a very minor B road to farms on the fens.
Conington village is about a mile west. This level crossing is between Huntingdon and Peterborough stations on the ECML. Holme Village is about 2 miles north and Abbots Ripton is to the south.
Both Holme and Abbots Ripton villages had stations both of which are now closed.
This Set of barriers was controlled by CTV cameras from the Holme gate box about a 2 miles north of here, But both these and the barriers at Holme are now controlled from the power box at Peterborough.
To the south (right) was Connington tip and sidings. In World War 2 rubble from London houses that had been hit by German bombs was dumped there. After the war old railway ballast was dumped there.
This tip only closed a few years ago and can still be seen from the train.
The next level crossing to the north along the ECML is in the village of Holme.
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