Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Peterborough to March
Whittlesea signal box in 2004
There is still a signal box at Whittlesea in 2016 which is called Whittlesea. The signal box is on the March side of the station.
Whittlesea signal box from the steps end in 2004
Whittlesea signal box in 2014. It has been repainted in a new colour and new windows fitted since 2004.
The signal box at Whittlesea still has some semaphore signals to control the trains. The level crossing is at the other end of the station and the gates are opened by hand from a person in a gate box.
In 2020, The Peterborough to Ely railway line was to have been controlled from the Anglia Regional Operations Centre at Romford, and this box was set to close. the photo below in may 2021 shows it is still open in 2021.
Whittlesea signal box on 28th May 2021.
The box is still open. It is about to rain but the sun is still shining on the box.
The Peterborough to March Railway line
The railway line between Peterborough
runs from Peterborough railway station and across the River Nene and then under the ECML, past the site of Peterborough East station
. Peterborough East was the main Great Eastern Railway Peterborough station for this line. This station was closed and all services transferred to the Great Northern Peterborough North station, now called just plain Peterborough.
The railway line then heads out of Peterborough to Kings Dyke were there are still brick works. There is a signal box at Kings Dyke
on the main Peterborough Whittlesea road. The first and only station is at Whittlesea which is still open. There is a signal box called Whittlesea
The railway station at March
is still open and there is a Network Rail Infrastructure Yard on the site of the old Marshalling Yard at Whitemoor.
March has it own pages and to see pages on this line in March
Page updated 26//2021
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