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Blankney Signal Box in 1976

 Blankney Signal Box in 1976.  


Blankney signal box dates from 1928. It is at the renamed station of Metheringham. The station was reopened in the 1970's. The level crossing gates at Metheringham station were still worked from this signal box when I took this photo. The signal box is named Blankney. Some of the signals were changed when the the station reopened in the 1970's. The station was reopened against the trend of station closures. The extra passengers here must have helped to keep this line open. BR had got in the habit of closing stations with very few stations if any, reopened in the 1960's. Hundreds were closed.

With London house prices soaring many small villages even this far from London have commuters or people who work from home but need to go to London on some days. Lincoln and Sleaford are the main destinations for shoppers and workers. Like many stations the goods yard is now a car park.

This box was closed in 2014 and the gates will be changed to barriers.


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