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Signalling Record Society

FARSAP logo Goole (Swing) Bridge

Goole Bridge cabin is perched above the swinging section of the bridge over the River Ouse to the north east of Goole. Built in 1868, the cabin is now one of the oldest signalling structures on Network Rail.

The bridge is also known variously as Skelton Viaduct and Hook Bridge.

The geographic location of the crossing 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.


Video Credits

Filmed by: Richard Pulleyn
Filmed on: Wednesday 15 July 2015
Narrators: Richard Pulleyn and Brian Harris
Mobile Operations Manager: Brian Harris
Video Editor: George Duncan

Key Chronology

1868 Goole Bridge Built.
1869 Line over Goole Bridge opened by North Eastern Railway.
1933 Goole Bridge North and Goole Bridge South signal boxes closed, functions transferred to Goole Bridge which became a block post. Colour light signalling introduced.
1972 Control panel replaced.
1974-1975 Major bridge repairs necessitating single line working.
2004 Control panel replaced.

 


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