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Helpston BR:  Gate  box on  Maxey Road

Gate Box at Helpston 1970s

GNR gate box at Helpston in the 1970s

This gate box was removed when the signals were upgraded ready for the overhead wires. CTV from Helpston signal box now controls the barriers at this level crossing on the Maxey Road. Note how the road goes up and down because of the cant on ECML here, making it a bit of roller coaster. Note also the posts to keep  traffic on the road.

The Midland Railways line from Peterborough to Stamford is in the foreground. The road goes over both sets of lines. The Midland Railways also had a small crossing keepers cabin (signal box) here which is now at Orton Mere station on The Nene Valley Railway. That box was removed from here in 1974.

 The Midland box from Helpston in 2009 at the Nene Valley Railway Orton Mere station

The Midland box from Helpston in 2009 at the Nene Valley Railway Orton Mere station.The box was not  raised on a brick/block base when at Helpston.

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This website is on railways This page is on Peterborough. The site is not just on trains but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.

This Page is about Peterboroughs railways at Helpston village

Today EWS, East Coast, Central trains and EWS are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!