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Ely station North signal box was next to the north end of Ely station.
 
Ely station North signal box was next to the north end of Ely station it opened in 1880. The gate lad who worked the gates,is having 5 mins in the sun waiting for a train to pass, as the gates are already closed to road traffic. This box closed in April 1992 when the Cambridge power box took over  control of Ely railways when the overhead wires came to Ely.
 
Today this road is very busy Lorrys are queued up every time the barriers come down, often right back into Ely. There is a very low under bridge just for cars here to the left of the level crossing.
 
The low road bridge at the railway station at Ely
 
The low bridge at at Ely station road crossing just for cars and cycles and small vans with a Central Trains class 170 in the station.
 
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Ely South signal box
 
Ely South signal box was at the south end of Ely station and two fine signals.
 
List of the Signal Boxes on this site
 
 
 
Ely Dock Junction signal box
 
Ely Dock Junction signal box
 
This box controled the junction to the line to Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich going off to the left as well as the Cambridge line
 
This box opened in 1928 and closed in 1992
 
List of the Signal Boxes on this site
 
 
North of Ely is the small hamlet of Queen Adelaide were three lines head out into the fens. One railway is the line to March and another line to goes to The Kings Lynn with stations at Littleport and Downham Market and Watlington andKings Lynn  (Overhead Wires to Kings Lynn)and one line goes to to Norwich. Here there was a large signal box looking like the three above, which is now closed called Ely North Junction which I never took a photo of.
 
Two of the signals and signs at the north end of Ely station in 2013
 
Two of the colour light signals and lots and lots of signs at the north end of Ely station in 2013 that have replaced the signals and signal boxes.
 

 

2016
 
 
2013
 
 
Ely Railway station (mix)
 
 
2002
 
 
BR days
 
 
Ely signal boxes
 
 
Ely Queen Adelaide
 
 
 
Railway lines from ELY
 
The railway from Ely to March and Between March to Peterborough 
 
The ELY to Kings Lynn line with  stations at Littleportand Downham Market and Watlingtonand Kings Lynn
 
The railway line south to Cambridge
 
The railway line to Norwich
 
The railway to Ipswich