A CrossCountry Voyager passing Otterington on the down ECML approaching Northallerton on 3 October 2008. The station closed to passenger traffic in 1958 and is now, along with the signal box, goods yard and Mk2C BFK coach, in private ownership. The historic signal box dates from the 1930s and played a key role in the development of colour light signalling. A 1939 LNER publication urges passing rail travellers to note ...the first of the LNER wonder signal boxes...from here is controlled four and a half miles of track...the signalman sits at a control panel and electrically operates points and signals using small switches...

Location: Otterington (former)

Original line: Great North of England Railway

Photographer: John Furnevel

Contact photographer: John Furnevel

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Date: 03/10/2008

Image number: 20990