Postland Signal Box and Signal Mans House - April 2016

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Having just been to Gedney Station i thought i'd stop here to have a look round, I know this has been covered recently but here's my take on it.

Here's a little bit of history i have found.
In 1879 the Great Northern and Great Eastern railways presented Parliamentary proposals to construct a line from Spalding to Lincoln, completing a 123-mile freight route between Cambridge and Doncaster. Their intention was to tap into the profitable market for coal movements into East Anglia from Yorkshire.
Overseen by a joint committee, the route brought together a number of existing lines, amongst them the GN's Spalding-March (Whitemoor Junction) connection which had opened on 1st April 1867. This served a number of isolated communities including Crowland where a station was established. It was renamed Postland in 1871.
On the south side of the station was a level crossing, adjacent to which is a Great Northern Type 1 signal box dating from 1882. Although now derelict, this evocative railway outpost still contains its original 35-lever frame. There were rumours of the box being demolished to make way for a road widening scheme but, as yet, it has evaded the bulldozers.
The March-Spalding line closed on 27th November 1982. However other signal boxes on the line have also survived, notably at Cowbit and French Drove.

On with the photos

26820792461_fd5ed6d399_b.jpg IMG_4803 by JSP 77, on Flickr

26283736943_a15fa627e9_b.jpg IMG_4815 by JSP 77, on Flickr

26794676712_875eb3d016_b.jpg IMG_4817 by JSP 77, on Flickr

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26283696273_7411785d39_b.jpg IMG_4823 by JSP 77, on Flickr

26615270140_18d74416d5_b.jpg IMG_4828 by JSP 77, on Flickr

26820716421_deb7b7f24f_b.jpg IMG_4832 by JSP 77, on Flickr

26794634532_703fd29c53_b.jpg IMG_4834 by JSP 77, on Flickr

26854361086_67d32ef3ef_b.jpg IMG_4840 by JSP 77, on Flickr

26854347836_c8e01c4db8_b.jpg IMG_4850 by JSP 77, on Flickr

26282530234_da1aa982b0_b.jpg IMG_4867 by JSP 77, on Flickr

26284014523_62302f1f68_b.jpg IMG_4807 by JSP 77, on Flickr

Thanks for looking
 
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Great set jsp and this place and gedney seem to be getting popular again and rightly so.they are both lovely
 

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Great set jsp and this place and gedney seem to be getting popular again and rightly so.they are both lovely

Cheers Mikey and yes they are very nice and very photogenic.



Nicely done, i'll try and get there pretty soon.

Thanks dauntless, you should defiantly go and have a look round these.
 

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