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'Sleaford North signal box.'
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Great Northern and Great Eastern joint line signal boxes
Sleaford North signal box
 
Sleaford North signal box when it was open
 
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 has 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.
 
Sleaford North out of use on the 5th of May 2014.
 
Sleaford North out of use on the 5th of May 2014.
 
Sleaford North from the rear 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.
 
R I P Sleaford North signal Box sign
 
Level crossing gates at Sleaford North
 
The old Level crossing gates here were opened by hand by the signal man
 
Class 37034 past Sleaford North in BR days
 
Class 37034 past Sleaford North in BR days with a freight that would have used the avoiding line.
 
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Signal boxes between Peterborough  Sleaford and Lincoln
 
St James Deeping    Littleworth
 
Spalding No.1   Spalding No.2
 
Spalding no3    Mill Green
 
Blotoft     Helpingham 
 
Sleaford South  Sleaford West
 
Sleaford East    Sleaford North
 
Scopwick    Blankney
 
This signal box was on the railway line from Peterborough to Spalding  Sleaford and Lincoln and Doncaster 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 These have been replaced by a new signal center at Lincoln, which is to be replaced, when the York signal Center goes on line.
 
The next signal box is on the line to Lincoln is the now closed  Scopwick signal box
 
 
Sleaford West    Sleaford East
 
Sleaford North       Sleaford South
 

Pages on trains at Sleaford railway station

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Sleaford station is on the Nottingham to Boston and Skegness line.Passenger trains on the railway line from Peterborough to Spalding  Sleaford and Lincoln and Doncaster 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.
 
Peterborough Spalding
Sleaford   Lincoln
March to Spalding railway line
 
 
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