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 'Huntingdon Railway Station'
( Huntingdon in BR days)

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'Huntingdon North No.1 signal box'
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Next station on the ECML south is St Noets     Next station on the ECML north of is Peterborough

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Huntingdon No1 signal box

Huntingdon North No1 signal box
This wooden signal box was at the southern end of Huntingdon station on the up side. This box went when Peterborough power box took over this part of the ECML controling the new colour light signals and points after the station was altered at Huntingdon around 1977.
This signal boxes days were nearly over when I took this photo.
There was also a signal box at the northern end of the Huntingdon station which was called Huntingdon North No.2 signal box
The station was altered at Huntingdon around 1977. This was to make it ready for the overhead electric wires. The first electric train to Huntingdon, was in 1986.
(The wires were not ready above Huntingdon for trains to Peterborough till around1987)
When the station was altered at Huntingdon two fast lines were put in between the platforms. The down platform is new with just a wooden waiting shelter. The old down platform was were the fast lines are now.
Huntingdon railway station today.
Huntingdon railway station is on the East Coast Main line. There are now four tracks at this station with Huntingdon railway station using the two outside tracks (Slow lines) for its platforms. These were used by WAGN and then First capital Connect for the Great Northern Route trains between Kings Cross and Peterborough.
The First Capital Connect all stations local trains between Peterborough and Hitchin to Kings Cross trains all stopped here.
Since 2014 'Geat Northern' has taken over these First Capital Connect services.
GNER ran most of its trains non stop through the middle fast lines platforms as did National Express East Coast . East coast was next with Virgin East Coast taking over from them and running these main line trains (2016.)
Next station on the ECML south of Huntingdon is St Noets
Next station on the ECML north of Huntingdon is Peterborough
Next page is Huntingdon North No.2 signal box
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