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The signal box at Gainsborough Trent Junction is the second such to carry the name and was opened 11 October 1964. It is classified by the Society as British Railways (Eastern Region) Type 19*. The frame is a 40 lever Railway Signal Co, Great Northern Railway (Ireland) type*.

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This part of the River Trent forms the boundary between the counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire and the box thus has the distinction of controlling one junction in each of these counties.

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Video Credits

Filmed by: Richard Pulleyn & Neil Mackay
Filmed on: Monday 24 March 2014
Narrator: Richard Pulleyn
Signaller: Dafydd Whyles
Video Editor: George Duncan

Key Chronology

1849 Retford - Gainsborough - Brigg opened.
1849 Lincoln - East Trent Junction opened.
1867 Gainsborough - Potteric Carr opened.
by 1880 East Trent Junction signal box opened.
West Trent Junction signal box opened.
1913 East Trent Junction signal box closed.
First Trent Junction signal box opened.
1914 West Trent Junction signal box closed.
1964 Second Trent Junction signal box, featured in video, opened, replacing first one.
2014 Lincoln (Pyewipe Junction) to Trent East Junction resignalled and control passed to Lincoln Signalling Centre.


* An explanation of these classifications will be found in "The Signal Box" and in volume 3 (Eastern) of the Society's Signal Box Register series.

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