TM4598 : Haddiscoe High Level station - the signal box

taken 8 years ago, near to St Olaves, Norfolk, Great Britain

Haddiscoe High Level station - the signal box
Haddiscoe High Level station - the signal box
This (converted) signal box controlled the swing bridge > LinkExternal link to the north of it that used to carry the East Suffolk railway line over the River Waveney. The adjoining buildings housed a standby generator and batteries.

Nothing remains of the station building but the station platforms > LinkExternal link and a waiting room > LinkExternal link - incorporated into a private garden - are still in place, as are the (converted) signal box > LinkExternal link and adjoining buildings.

A railway station at Haddiscoe was first opened by the Norfolk Railway in 1847 at the Herringfleet Junction. In 1854 the Halesworth, Beccles and Haddiscoe Railway (later renamed the East Suffolk Railway Co.) was opened between those towns and extended via Darsham to Ipswich in 1859. The original Haddiscoe station was closed by the Great Eastern Railway in 1904 in favour of the current location at the junction of the Wherry Line > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link and the now closed Yarmouth-Beccles Line from London to Yarmouth. Both stations operated until withdrawal of services on the Yarmouth line in 1959 which resulted in the closure of the Haddiscoe high level station. Until closure the two stations were linked - the link being controlled by the Haddiscoe Junction signal box. The East Suffolk line crossed the then Great Eastern line via a (since dismantled) bridge > LinkExternal link just south of Haddiscoe high level station, now a private property which was accessed by kind permission of the owner.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 11 September, 2009
Category
Signal box   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 459 984 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.7054N 1:37.5096E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 459 985
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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