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Grantham South Signal Box

Follow the links below to our illustrated pages about Grantham South signal box:


Grantham South signal box – an introduction

An outline history of Grantham South signal box (in preparation)

Grantham South signal box – people and incidents


These pages rely heavily on the following comprehensive studies, which are recommended without reservation:

  • An Illustrated History of Great Northern Railway Signalling by Michael A. Vanns (Oxford Publishing Co., 2000, ISBN 0 86093 545 0)
  • The Layout Development of the Grantham Area, Parts 1 to 4 by Don Anderson in Great Northern News Nos. 179-184, 186-188, 191-193 (Great Northern Railway Society, 2011 to 2014)

We are very grateful for the advice and support of John Pegg, who worked as a Telegraph Lad and Signalman in the Grantham area between 1957 and 2004, and Mick Grummitt, who was Rest Day Relief Telegraph Lad between 1959 and 1962 at Grantham North and Grantham South boxes and also at Crescent Junction, Spital Junction and Westwood Junction boxes at Peterborough.  Mick also occasionally worked at Grantham Yard signal box.

We would like to express our thanks to the individuals and organisations who have supported these pages by supplying images and/or granting permission for their use.