The age of mechanical signalling on the National Network is drawing to a close. In this series we document the last areas of semaphore signalling and signalboxes against a backdrop of passenger and freight workings. In this programme we explore the lines East from Peterborough to Norwich, Ipswich plus the Wherry Lines. We also include archive film from the 1980s.
The Programme Comprises:
Cambridge Power Box and the signal boxes in the area - Bury St Edmunds, Clacton on Sea, and the Great Eastern Main Line plus the East Suffolk past and present - Ely in the 1980s with North Junction and Dock Junction boxes and freight and passenger workings - the line from Ely to Norwich via Thetford prior to the end of mechanical signalling - Preservation in Norfolk - A detailed look at the signalling on the Wherry lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft past and present including loco hauled passenger trains in the 1980s with Class 31, Class 37 and Class 47 haulage. Includes the boxes at Brundall, Great Yarmouth, Acle, Reedham, Lowestoft, Cantley and Oulton Broad past and present - the line from Ely to Kings Lynn - Signalling on the line from Ely to Peterborough with a range of traction and a look back to the 1980s.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 95 Minutes approx.
Released - September 2015
DVD and Blu-ray