'Oakham Station '
About the station
Oakham Level Crossing signal box
This signal box is grade 2 listed is grade 2 listed which has meant that the wooden steps and windows cannot be replaced with plastic. Which is strange when so many plastic Airfix models were made of it.
This box is still in use . The box like all the other boxes still open on the Leicester to Peterborough line were to have closed around 2017 but are still open in early 2020.
Oakham station in 2003
Only the booking office at Okham station and a small part of station building is used for railway use, the rest was available for rent in 2003. Passengers use the side entrance to the left of the station.
This station still looks much the same in 2020 ,so I have not updated these photos on this page yet. I will updated on new pages when things change..
Oakham station main building from the footbridge in 2003
Oakham stations main building is on platform one. This photo was taken from the foot bridge. The station still has its canopy, which not only keeps the fair paying passengers dry, but also looks smart. This stations was designed to have a canopy. Stations can look bare with out them and the passengers get wet!
Platform 2 at Oakham station which is used for trains to Leicester has a waiting shelter. This shelter gives some shelter from the rain for passengers. A open doorway gives access to the Melton Mowbray road. Passengers can come in this way and go over the footbridge to platform 1. This waiting room is often locked and out of use at weekends, when I have been on the station.
Central Trains class 170 comes under the footbridge and over the level crossing in 2003
This Midland Railway foot bridge was removed for a time while it was being restored and made higher to give more clearance for the larger containers that are now used on this line.
If it had not been replaced it would have been a shame. Well done for putting it back!
Oakham Station Pages
Oakham station in 2020