It’s with a very heavy heart that I post this – this weekend marked the end of traditional block signalling on the mainline to Hull with the closure of the signal boxes following control passing to York ROC. This is three years after the North Lincolnshire mainline was re-signalled and taken over by York ROC. Both areas are of huge significance to James and I as we’ve both grown up seeing the boxes and signalling in both areas.
I’ve spent the majority of my railway career working boxes along the Hull mainline, spending the time as both a resident and relief signaller with the last seven years as resident at Gilberdyke Signal Box.
“Don’t be sorry it’s over. Be happy that it happened.” – Ian Brown