Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
'Sleaford West signal box.'
Sleaford West signal box is on the line from Nottingham
to Boston and Skegness
in the town of Sleaford.
It is at the western end of Sleaford station. Passenger trains between Peterborough and Lincoln leave the Great Eastern joint line at Sleaford South Junction to call at Sleaford station, be for then returning to the Great Eastern joint line via Sleaford West Junction and then Sleaford North Junction.
Be for the avoiding line was reopened in 2014 all trains on the Great Eastern joint line had to use Sleaford station.
Sleaford West signal box in 2004
Sleaford West signal box is on the line from Nottingham to Boston in the town of Sleaford. It is at the western end of Sleaford station.
Sleaford West signal box from the rear in 2014.
There is a pedestrain underpass (painted white) that goes under the railway here.
The level crosing gates are on one side only of the road which is a single carriageway over the crossing. The gates are bigger than the opening. Most pedestrains use the pedestrain underpass even when the gates are open as there is little room for pedestrains when cars are using the crossing. The gates are opened from the box.
A two car DMU coming from Lincoln at the Sleaford West Junction in BR days.
The line to Nottingham goes of to the left.
Signal boxes between Peterborough and Lincoln
This signal box has passenger trains 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 These have been replaced by a new signal center at Lincoln, which is to be replaced, when the York signal Center goes on line.
The box is also on the Nottingham to Skegness 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 also 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.
Sleaford Signal Boxes
Next Page is Sleaford station in 2014
Page updated 8/6/2020