TL1697 : Nene Valley Railway: Orton Mere Station (1)

taken 6 years ago, near to Orton Longueville, Peterborough, Great Britain

Nene Valley Railway: Orton Mere Station (1)
Nene Valley Railway: Orton Mere Station (1)
The present day Nene Valley Railway follows a section of the old London & North Western Railway's line between Northampton and Peterborough that was eventually closed by British Railways in 1972. This was the first railway to arrive in Peterborough, in 1845, pre-dating the Great Northern Railway's line to and from London by a couple of years.

This is Orton Mere station viewed from the pedestrian crossing by Orton Sluices. There was never a station here in British Railways' days and the signalbox on the right was originally a crossing keeper's box on the Midland Railway relocated here in about 1979 from Maxey Crossing near Helpston on the Peterborough to Leicester line.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1664 9716 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.5870N 0:16.8499W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1659 9714
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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