SK9771 : East Holmes signal box

taken 7 years ago, near to Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

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East Holmes signal box
East Holmes signal box
Grade II listed signal box opened by the Great Northern Railway in 1873. It is the second oldest GNR box to survive and operated until declared redundant on Mon. 1st Sept. 2008 when control was transferred to two WESTCAD workstations in a new signalling control centre at West Holmes. It retains the distinctive ornamental bargeboards and finials characteristic of the early GNR boxes. While most boxes had a brick base, East Holmes is unusual in being constructed entirely of timber. It has a rare lower tier of operating room windows to improve the signalman's view along the line. The metal staircase is a modern replacement.
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Date Taken
Friday, 3 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9723 7103 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.6454N 0:32.6991W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9727 7104
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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