Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
'MARCH WHITEMOOR JUNC'
( March signal boxes )
Whitemoor Junction signal box
March Whitemoor Junction signal box
This signal box was called March Whitemoor, together with March North and March West boxes controlled the triangular junction into Whitemoor yard and the Wisbech line and the GN&GEJR line to Spalding. This box closed after the GN&GEJR to Spalding line closed and the Whitemoor Yard closed. Today there is a earth embankment here for the new Whitemoor Distribution Centre that was opened in 2004
here. There are houses behind the new large earth embankment that has been put here to cut down on the noise. All tracks bar the Wisbech line were removed when the old yard closed.
The Wisbech line is not now joined to the main rail network
The Bramley Line Heritage Railway Trust is trying to reinstate the railway line between Wisbech and March as a Heritage Railway. Its Web site is at http://www.bramleyline.org.uk/
March railway station is in the town of March which is in the county of Cambridgeshire in eastern England. The station is 14 miles from Peterborough on the railway line to Ely.
March is in the flat fens, were farming was the main industry till the railway came. The GER railway line ran from Ely
to March and then to Peterborough
is still open.
There was also a line from St Ives and one to Spalding by the now closed GN&GEJR . There was also a line from Wisbech (the track of which is still in place from March to Wisbech but is not joined to the main network. (This lines may well be come a heritage line or even re-open)
At Whitemoor one of Europe biggest freight marshalling yards was built at March. When this had all but closed, a new NetworkRail Distribution Centre
was built on the southern part of the site of of The Old Whitemoor Yard. This was opened in 2004. Whitemoor Prison had been built on the northern part of what was once one of Europe biggest marshalling yards
Page updated 8/5/2019