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Conington North signal Box
 
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 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. That 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.
 
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 in the photo about a good 1 mile away.Behind me is the road only goes to farms
 
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 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. That 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.
Conington
 
Conington is a small village that never had a station in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire. The village is a long way from the crossing. This railway crossing is to the south of Holme vilage. Conington Airfield or as it is now called Peterborough Business Airport and is between the crossing and Holme vilage and light aircraft take off and land over the ECML.
 
Holme village is just to the north of  the Conington crossing and Mainline steam trains stop between Conington and Holme on the down slow and going south (up) in the Conington tip loops.
 
 Conington Level crossing
 
Conington Level crossing from the same side as photo of the box above (up side) the signal box was on the far left
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Photo of the crossing at the bottom of the page is taken from the other side
 
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 tip only closed a few years ago and can still be seen from the train. Steam trains now often use the loops to take on water on up trains from water tanker lorry from the fire service.
 
The next level crossing to the north along the ECML is in the village of Holme.
 
The Level crossing at Conington
 
Conington Level Crossing from the down side
 
The site of the Conington North signal box here is to the near right
 
 
 
Next station south is Huntingdon    Next station north is Peterborough
 
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This page updated 3/11/2018
 
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