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Norwich Thorpe signal box

 Norwich Thorpe signal box was at Norwich Thorpe station.

Norwich Thorpe signal box was a large brick signal box. It controlled most of the passenger side of the station. Note how the steps go over the hut at this end of the box. The six locking room windows have all been bricked up.

The signal box that is in the rear to the right is Norwich Thorpe Good Yard

Norwich Thorpe signal box

Norwich Thorpe signal box was still named Norwich Thorpe at this time (1976) but that was not going to be for long, as it has its new name boards already in place with just Norwich on them to match the change of station name from Norwich Thorpe to Norwich station.

This large box has two sets of steps and two chimneys with two pots on each for the heating stoves.

The box was removed together with the semaphore signals when the power box at Colchester took over the signaling at Norwich around 1986. The semaphore signals were replaced with colour lights and the track layout thined out. I think the posh word is rationalised.Only the platform roads and the odd sidding now remain. Today the overhead wires make Norwich a very different place to even 1976. There are no goods sidings around the station, just passenger trains in and out the station.

 

Norwich Thorpe Goods Yard signal box at Norwich station

 
 

Norwich Thorpe signal box

Norwich Thorpe Good Yard

Norwich Thorpe Junction

 

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Updated 19/8/2014

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