Old Photos of Witham

Railway engineers’ shed and Braintree branch

Taken: 1911, Ref: M2788

Close-up of the signal and telegraph engineer’s hut, signal arms are propped up in front of it, and the forge is in front of them. Two wheelbarrows in a line in foreground. The signal engineers came under the Signal and Telegraph district engineer, probably based at Stratford. 

Curving left is the Braintree line, and between it and the signal shed is the line to the turntable. Information from John Newman. See also M580 and M581, and M2776-M2787..

RefM2788
PublisherGreat Eastern Railway
Date taken1911
SourceJohn Newman, 35 The Avenue, Witham, 
CM8 2DT
RestrictionsFrom the Windwood collection at the National Railway Museum, York. Copyright of the NRM.

Their ref GE 713.
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1956

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