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LNER Route: Leicester to Marylebone

Staverton Road: gcrsr307


Looking south with Staverton Road Signal Cabin standing on the embankment with the parapets of the A425 bridge in view. GC Signal No 4 frames the view, showing the smoke deflector plate on the underside of the gantry and Doll to protect them from the corrosive effects of smoke. The restraining wires can just be seen, and that the signal ladder is positioned so that anyone using it has a clear view of any oncoming trains. The 'dolly', No 6, at the base is for the catch points of the siding. On the down line in the distance is signal No 17. A typical telegraph pole carrying the many wires is as usual on the up side of the formation. It must have been a bleak spot in winter.

D Bullock