TM4796 : Somerleyton signal box by swing bridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Somerleyton, Suffolk, Great Britain

Somerleyton signal box by swing bridge
Somerleyton signal box by swing bridge
Somerleyton swing bridge > LinkExternal link - it is located a short distance to the north-west of Somerleyton railway station > LinkExternal link and takes the railway line over the River Waveney - is 14.40 metres wide and has a clearance f 2.60 metres. The bridge is kept in alignment with the rails on the land by means of a bolt. The signals on the far side of the bridge are connected mechanically and carried across the length of the bridge on rods. The signal box is a brick-built example of the Great Eastern's standard design which was introduced in 1886, and it is quite large because the bridge operating gear used to occupy part of the box. Outside there is a board that can be used to indicate to shipping how long they will have to wait, other boards can be slid across to indicate the waiting time. For a view of the signal box and bridge taken from Somerleyton station see > LinkExternal link.
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TM4796, 129 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 September, 2009
Category
Signal box   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 476 966 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.6862N 1:38.8851E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 476 967
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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