SD3134 : Blackpool South Signalbox

taken 47 years ago, near to South Shore, Blackpool, Great Britain

Blackpool South Signalbox
Blackpool South Signalbox
Until 1964 the railway extended north from Blackpool South station to the old terminus at Blackpool Central. In between the two was a vast area of land used for carriage sidings. By 1973 all that remained was the signal box, seen here from the Waterloo Road bridge, marooned in a sea of waste land. It was still operational, and the signalman can be seen sitting inside, but all the trains it controlled were out of sight. This arrangement lasted until 1982 when the layout at Blackpool South was simplified and the signalbox was closed. The land is now mostly used as a car park. In the distance is the Bloomfield Road ground of Blackpool FC with its floodlights and an advert for 'Delicious Daintee Pop'.
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Date Taken
July 1973   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 June, 2020
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3100 3416 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.9488N 3:2.9442W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3100 3414
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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