1964

TF3244 : Boston Station, with train

taken 60 years ago, near to Boston, Lincolnshire, England

Boston Station, with train
Boston Station, with train
View northward, towards Firsby and Grimsby, also Lincoln. The photograph shows Boston station on a Summer Saturday in its days of decline. At the Up main platform is a filthy Class B1 4-6-0 on a Mablethorpe - Derby express. This would have come by the Mablethorpe Loop off the ex-GNR East Lincolnshire main line, which itself was closed on 5/10/70 all the way from Grimsby down to Firsby South Junction and from Boston to Spalding; the line from Lincoln via Woodhall Junction had already been closed on 17/6/63. Ever since, Boston has been a small station on the surviving line from Nottingham and Grantham to Skegness.

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Category: Railway station
This photo is linked from: Groupings: · Same view different time (& same view same day) Automatic Clusters: · View of Boston [103] · Boston Station [63] Other Photos: · Boston Station, 1992 ·
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TF3244, 696 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
25 July 1964   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 14 May, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 322 441 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.6761N 0:1.8883W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 322 441
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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