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Signal Post - Northgate Street, Leicester

Signal Post - Northgate Street, Leicester

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L2059. This former signal post was photographed on the west side of the Great Central line above Northgate Street. The brick parapet here has been replaced by a handrail as a result of one of the few accidents to mar the railway, when two locomotives arrived at a set of points at the same time. Fortunately they were both moving quite slowly, but one was pushed over the edge of the viaduct and landed in the back yard of Tommy Wadsworth's fishing tackle shop (See L2339). In May 1977 when this photograph was taken, the signal post had lost its semaphore arm but retained its weighted balance lever. You can listen to an interview between one of the the drivers, Percy Banyard, and the son of the owner of the angling shop, Tony Wadsworth (Tony is now a presenter for BBC West Midlands and kindly donated the recording to our archive). To listen to the recording and enjoy many other audio and video recordings, go the the Railway Archive Multi-media page.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-05
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/159
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Northgate Street, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 305100)
period - 1977-05
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.