GJ 1978-09-08 Stoke and Peascliffe Tunnels IMG_3295 adj
This is an announcement of September 1978 from Inter City to make passengers aware of how the lowering of the track inside three tunnels on the East Coast Main Line would affect journey times over the coming months. It illustrates how the tunnels (B, C and D) were to be enlarged to allow larger continental containers (A) to pass through.
Two of the affected tunnels were either side of Grantham, at Stoke and Peascliffe, and thus under the control of Grantham signal box. John Pegg and his colleagues at the box managed temporary pilotless single line running arrangements during the daytime, when the tunnels were open for traffic.
From the Local Studies Collection at Grantham Library.