Great Northern and
London and North Western Joint Line
through High Leicestershire

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Leicester Belgrave Road, 64202 departs with a train for the coast
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A veiw of Humberstone station looking east towards the signal box
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Humberstone station looking west with 64200
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Humberstone station with 64225 tender first heading towards Belgrave Road
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Thurnby and Scraptoft 64257 awaits departure, 4th July 1953
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Thurnby and Scraptoft a general view of the station 4th July 1953

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Ingarsby station. Possibly 65496 approaches tender first on 4th July 1953.

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Ingarsby and Houghton station 4th July 1953
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Tilton station showing name board and lamp on 11th July 1953
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Great Dalby station showing name board
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Great Dalby station with passenger train.
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Great Dalby with 64230
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Melton Mowbray North station deserted with no glass in the canopy
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Long Clawson and Hose station, taken from the train, good view of name board.
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Harby and Stathern station name board
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Bottesford - train heads south towards Redmile
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Waltham on the Wolds station.

Leicestershire Ironstone Branch Lines around Waltham on the Wolds

From LNER General Appendix to the Rules and Regulations and Working Time Tables SOUTHERN AREA 1st November 1947





SHUNTING TRAINS. When it is necessary for an Up Freight train to shunt at these stations for another train to pass, the Guard must before allowing the engine to set back, pin down a sufficient number of wagon brakes to enable him to keep the train under control in case it should become detached from the engine, see Rule 115. In considering the number of brakes to be pinned down, the Guard must keep in mind the weight of the train and the conditions of the rails.


A mechanical gong is fixed on the wall inside the the tunnel 34 yards from the north mouth of the tunnel, on the Up side of the line for signalling to Drivers during shunting operations. The following code must be observed:-

Go ahead.......................1 ring
Set back.........................2 rings

Guards must must notify the Signalman when clear of shunting siding points.

LONG CLAWSON AND HOSE CUTTING. A telephone, communicating with the Signal Box at Long Clawson Station, is fixed in a cupboard in front of the Watchman's hut on the Down side of the line, 120 yards south of Hose tunnel, to be used when necessary by the Engineer's Watchman, or by the Guard or Engineman of trains which have to stop near this point owing to failure of engine or other cause.


SHUNTING FREIGHT TRAINS ON TO THE WALTHAM BRANCH. When necessary to avoid delay, Down Freight trains may be shunted on to the Waltham Branch at Scalford provided the Branch Train Staff is in Scalford Box.


SCALFORD AND WYCOMBE JUNCTION. The Pilot Guard will be responsible for handing the Wycombe Junction-Scalford Staff to the Driver on the return journey except when it is necessary for No.7 Down Goods to made an extra trip from waltham to scalford and back, in which case the Pilot Guard will, before the train leaves Waltham, hand the key of the Staff Box at Wycombe Junction to the Driver and instruct him to stop at Wycombe Junction and obtain the Staff from the Box before proceeding to Scalford, and on the return journey from Scalford the Driver must hand the key to the Pilot Guard.

WYCOMBE JUNCTION AND WALTHAM. From 10.30am to 2.30pm daily this section of line will be worked under the Regulations for Working Single Lines of Railways by Pilot Guard. The Pilot Guard will wear an armlet with metal plate inscribed as follows:- 

A Train Staff will also be in use for this section of line, and when the Pilot Guard is on duty he must keep the Staff in his possession and show it to the Driver when giving permission for each train to proceed.

Pilot Guard's Tickets will not be in use.

The Pilot Guard will work the points and signals at Wycombe Junction and Waltham Boxes as required.

When the Pilot Guard finishes his Pilot Guard duties, he must lower the signals to and from the L.M.S. line at Wycombe Junction. He must also leave the signals at Waltham to and from the Eaton branch pulled off.

From 7am until 10.30am and from 2.40pm until the last train has cleared the Branch this section of line will be worked under the Regulations for Working Single Lines of Railway by One Engine in Steam, and during this time the Box Staff, when not in use, will be kept in a box fixed on the front of Wycombe Junction Box for the Pilot Guard, and another at Holwell L.M.S. Spare keys will also be in possession of the Station Master at Scalford and waltham for use in emergency.

The Guard in charge of each train from Holwell L.M.S. passing Wycombe Junction after 1.10pm must be possession of this key so that he can obtain the Staff from the Box referred to and provided. The Guard will also be held responsible for obtaining the Staff from the Train Staff Box in the front of Waltham Box on the return and for replacing it in the Box on passing Wycombe Junction.

A key of the Wycombe Junction Box is attached to the Train Staff for the Holwell and Wycombe Junction Section, and should the Guard of the train require to communicate with the Station Master at Waltham in regard to the working, he may use this key to enter the Box to enable him to use the telephone for this purpose.

WALTHAM AND EATON BRANCH. This Train Staff when not in use is kept in a Box fixed on the front side of Waltham Box. This box can be unlocked by the same key that opens the Box in front of Wycombe Junction Box.

The Guard in charge of any train requiring to travel over this line must obtain the Staff from the Box referred to and hand it to the Driver, and will be responsible for replacing the Staff in the Box before leaving Waltham on the return journey.

All points in the running line except those worked from the Signal Box at Waltham must be kept padlocked, and the key, which will be obtained from the Staff Box outside Waltham Box, taken by the Guard of each train travelling over the branch, who must return it to the Box after passing off the line.

Both brake vans must be in rear from Eaton to Waltham.

Railway Timetable for August 1887
Market Harborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Grantham & Newark.
Great Northern and London & North Western Joint Railway