TF3243 : Somersault signal on the Boston docks branch

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

Somersault signal on the Boston docks branch
Somersault signal on the Boston docks branch
The last working example of its type on the railway network, although there are examples on some preserved lines.
The somersault type of signal has a centrally pivoted arm and was devised following a serious accident in the mid 19th century which resulted from a signal showing a wrong indication because it had been prevented from moving by heavy snow. Unfortunately this example is missing the lamp and spectacles plate needed to show lights at night, but the branch presumably is only ever worked during daylight now.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Signal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3264 4307 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.1154N 0:1.5832W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3264 4307
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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