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Helpston Station

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A nice shot of a Diesel Multiple Unit approaching a rather overgrown Helpston Station probably in the late 1960s or early 1970s after the station’s closure in 1966.

Note the level crossing gates centre-right which were originally controlled by a separate signal box to the Great Northern level crossing out of sight to the right. When the two sets of gates closed, there was room for just two cars inbetween !

The station solely serviced the Midland Railway lines in the picture and not the Great Northern lines to the right …… an exclusivity agreement reached after the Midland Railway provided vital support in the building on the Great Northern lines in the mid 1800s.