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 Conington South signal box
Conington South signal box was a signal box that was at Conington on the ECML
This signal box was named Conington North be for another box was built to the north of it during the second World War. This was when rubbish dumps were built in these Fens, and sidings laid here for for wagons which were then used to bring rubble here from the London Bliz.
This signal box was then re-named Conington South. (it was be for the war called Conington North) These dumps after the war were used to dump old railway ballast and soil and ash.
You may well have stopped in what all now remains of this yard on a up Mainline Steam Tour going south. They often stop here for water, if they have not stopped already at Peterborough in Westwood yard.
On a sad note, this signal box hit the news on the 5 March 1967 when five passengers were killed and eighteen were injured here when a King's Cross to Edinburgh train which was hauled by a Deltic locomotive, was derailed at around 75 mph here. The rear portion of the train coming off the track. The signalman was later sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for unlawfully operating the signal and points mechanism of the Connington South signal box.
The other signal box that was at Conington was Conington North
Connington South signal box closed when the Peterborogh power box took over control of this part of the East Coast Main Line.
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.
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