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Walton signal box

 Walton signal box

Walton signal box

(This Photo was taken just be for the box was removed)

This GNR brick signal box was at Walton crossing to the north of Peterborough. There were were two boxes here the GN crossing box and a standard wooden Midland box in the space between the GN lines and the Midland line. There was also a station on the Midland line here which closed in the early 1950s.

This GN boxes days were numbered when I took the photo. The photo came out rather dark when the photo came back, so I returned to take a better shot, but the signal box had gone.

The two signal boxes here each had there own level crossing gates and shut then independent of each other.

There was a small space between the gates were cows which were on the way to and from milking at Browns farm just up the road were sometimes trapped in between the two sets of gates together with one or two cars that were already waiting for the other set of gates to open.

In the 1950s and 1960s long trains with 9Fs and ex LNER 01s and WD 2-8-0s pulled long trains of wagons slowly over this crossing waiting to get into Westwood yard.

Road traffic tailed back at peak times in the late 1960s even be for the 100s of new houses which were put up for the new townships. When the new A47 Parkway road bridge opened, this crossing was closed making for a 2 mile diversion for cars but a foot bridge was made here cycles and walkers.

The foot bridge here today has had to be encased after things were thrown at trains.

Gate Box at Walton in Peterborough

This was the gate box here that was placed on a relay room, just to work the barriers here at Walton. The barriers and roadway had already been removed when this photo was taken. This box was aready out of use. The top of the box was later removed.

Other Peterborough signal boxes

 Eastfield signal box 

  New England East Shunting Cabin  

 Peterborough Power Box

List of the Signal Boxes on this site
Deltic at  Walton on ECML

Class 55 Deltic on a down passenger train on the ECML past the gate box after the road was closed.

Pages at Walton in Peterborough in BR days 1970 till 2000
Walton BR near A47 road Bridge
class 47 near A47 road bridge + Class 55 Deltic near A47 road bridge + class 55 Deltic next to Peter Brotherhood Factory+ Stamford DMU near A47 flyover
Walton Crossing looking north
Class 37022 on a parcels + class 47 on the up fast + DMU on the up slow + DMU from Stamford to Peterborough
Jacks Green at  Peter Brotherhoods
0-6-0ST Jacks Green at Peter Brotherhood LTD., Engineers at Walton
Walton Crossing looking south
Class 55 Deltic on the down fast + Class 31 past the site of Walton station + class 31 with open wagons + class 47 on a fly-ash Train + class 25 at Walton level crossing when it was open
City of Peterborough at Brotherhoods
British Railways Class 5 73050 City of Peterborough was overhauled at Peter Brotherhoods
Walton signal box just after it closed
Walton signal box just after it closed


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About Peterborough

 Yaxley in BR days

Farcet in BR days

The now closed Flyash line at Fletton Peterborough

Fletton in BR days

 Just to the south of Peterborough station in  BR days

Peterborough to March line in BR days  in Peterborough

About The Peterborough to March railway line

The River Nene bridges at Peterborough near to the NVR station

The  Peterborough to March line goes under the ECML at the Fair meadow Car Park

Peterborough East Station was here

This bridge at Peterborough was made of wood now replced by a concrete bridge


List of the Signal Boxes on this site