TL0997 : Turntable Installation

taken 41 years ago, near to Sibson, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Turntable Installation
Turntable Installation
Taken at Wansford Station in 1977, this Turntable was undergoing installation by the Nene Valley Railway. Originally a 60ft turntable it was built & installed by Ransome & Rapier of Ipswich in 1933 at Bourne, Lincolnshire, where it was used until 1959. When Bourne Loco shed closed the table was moved to Peterborough East, where it saw use for turning East Anglian travelling post office (TPO) vans. In 1977 the table was moved from Peterborough to Wansford and extended by 7ft prior to installation, so that large steam locomotives could be turned on it. This preserved line was one of the first to have this type of equipment installed.It was commissioned in 1978 & has been in use ever since.
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Date Taken
1977   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 April, 2009
Category
Railway turntable   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 092 979 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.0937N 0:23.3460W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 091 978
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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