Signalling Record Society - 50 Years
Gainsborough Trent Junction
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*.
The geographic location of the signal box can be seen on a current OS Map. The map will place this location at the centre of the map panel, roll the mouse over the icon(s) to reveal what they represent. Increase the scale using the scale selector on the left to separate closely positioned icons.
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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|Filmed by:||Richard Pulleyn & Neil Mackay|
|Filmed on:||Monday 24 March 2014|
|Video Editor:||George Duncan|
|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.|
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