A large part of East Anglia was signalled in the traditional way. I arrived in this part of the world for the first time at Christmas 1982 and was astonished to see so much of the old style signalling. I set out to photograph all that I could from Ipswich to Yarmouth and Norwich and Cromer, Norwich to Ely, Melton Mowbray and Leicester, Spalding, Sleaford, Boston, Lincoln and on to Gilberdyke Jc near Hull. Goole swing bridge cabin as well. The project took a few years. These ten views were taken with a Rolleiflex around Norwich Thorpe on 4 June 1983.
The ‘Passenger Yard’ signal box with the ‘Telegraph lad centre and the signalman, right.
Passenger Yard signal box and station. Behind Passenger Yard box a Class 31 loco for a Birmingham passenger train and behind that the Goods Yard box. The Goods Yard occupies the site of the 1844 station. The existing Norwich station dates from 1887.
A Norwich – Birmingham train is leaving.