TF3243 : Boston Docks branchline, Boston

taken 9 years ago, near to Boston, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Boston Docks branchline, Boston
Boston Docks branchline, Boston
The railway's octagonal signal box at the London Road railway crossing. Trainload freight ceased in January 1993 on this former GNR branchline due to a slow decline in traffic following WWII. The link to Grimsby closed in 1970 and by 1980 the branch was only carrying 10% of the port's traffic. The port was sold off to the Sutcliffe Group, a private sector and British Rail stated they may refuse traffic from January 1990. This did not occur for three years, which then culminated in an unwelcome increase in road traffic from the dock. Then came privatisation of the railways and the dock company and EWS, the UK's main railfreight operating company, agreed to a resumption of traffic following track and loading improvements within the port. On September 29 1997, the service resumed with the arrival of 13 empty wagons for the Round Oak steel terminus near Dudley. The harbour branch was reborn.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 February, 2008
Category
Railway crossing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 326 430 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.1097N 0:1.5656W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 326 430
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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