Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Spalding to Lincoln
'Sleaford North signal box.'
Great Northern and Great Eastern joint line signal boxes
Sleaford North signal box
Sleaford North signal box when it was open. This signal box is to the north of Sleaford at the junction of the line to Sleaford West
and the Sleaford avoiding line . This signal box closed in 2014. The level crossing gates here are now lifting barriers instead of level crossing gates.
The Sleaford avoiding line is part of the Great Northern and Great Eastern joint line and had been out of use for about the last 20 years. In 2012 Network Rail started work on relaying the avoiding line. Part of the work was replacing the signals and Sleaford North signal box and Sleaford south signal box. It is now back in use.
Sleaford North out of use on the 5th of May 2014.
Sleaford North signal box from the rear when out of use on the 5th of May 2014.
The paint is peeling and it looks a little sad. Lets hope this box can be saved.
Some one has put a sign on the box near the window with a sad face.
The old Level crossing gates here were opened by hand by the signal man
Class 37034 past Sleaford North in BR days with a freight that would have used the avoiding line.
This signal box was on the railway line from Peterborough
to Spalding Sleaford
on the Great Nothern loop as it is called today. Much work has gone into upgrading this railway line. This has meant that nearly all the old signal boxes and signals and hand worked crossing gates have all gone. These have been replaced by a new signal center at Lincoln, which is to be replaced, when the York signal Center goes on line.
Sleaford station is on the Nottingham to Boston and Skegness line.Passenger trains on the railway line from Peterborough
to Spalding Sleaford
on the Great Nothern loop use Sleaford station turning off the GN&GER line at Sleaford South Juction and return at Sleaford North Juction. The Direct line between the south and North juction was closed for many years but is now reopened.
Page updated 8/3/2019