Central Trains class 153375 in platform 1 at Sleaford station in 2002
Sleaford station in 2002
Sleaford railway station looks much as it did in LNER days. Thankfully this station was left alone in the 1970s. The removal of station buildings with bus shelters, never did happen here. The resoration of this station has made it a very nice station to wait for a train.
Sleaford station is on the Nottingham
to Skegness line which runs west to east. Trains on the Peterborough
line also use this station that runs north to south. The Spalding trains come off the GN&GE line at Sleaford south juction and join the Skegness line at Sleaford East juction just to the east of the station. To get get back on the Lincoln line trains travel west to Sleaford west juction and then rejoin the Lincoln line at Sleaford North juction.
There is an avoiding line east of the town that let trains from Spalding to Lincoln bypass Sleaford. This went out of use for a number of years and all Spalding Lincoln freight trains had to come though the station. This avoiding line was never pulled up and is now reopened, so that some of the freight trains off the ECML can use this to open up more paths between Peterborough and Doncaster on the ECML
Central Trains class 153333 in Sleaford station in 2002 with a train to Lincoln.
Central took a number of years to repaint all there units. It only just got them all repainted be for East Midland trains took over. EMT have then had to repaint them all over again
Central trains class 150210 in Sleaford station in 2002
Central trains class 156406 in Sleaford station in 2002
Sleaford station is on the Nottingham to Boston and Skegness line.Passenger trains on the railway line from Peterborough
to Spalding Sleaford
on the Great Nothern loop use Sleaford station turning off the GN&GER line at Sleaford South Juction and return at Sleaford North Juction. The Direct line between the south and North juctions was closed for many years but is now reopened.
This signal box was on the railway line from Peterborough
to Spalding Sleaford
on the Great Nothern loop as it is called today. Much work has gone into upgrading this railway line. This has meant that nearly all the old signal boxes and signals and hand worked crossing gates have all gone. These have been replaced by a new signal center at Lincoln, which is to be replaced, when the York signal Center goes on line.