Old Photos of Witham

Railway tracks looking east with Braintree branch

Taken: 1911, Source: John Newman, 35 The Avenue, Witham, 
CM8 2DT, Ref: M2787

Railway tracks looking east with the Braintree branch leading off to the left. At the extreme left, with the rows of plants, are Cullen’s seed trial grounds. 

The little hut in the centre is a platelayers’ hut. The big shed towards the top left is where the signal and telegraph engineers worked. Signal arms are propped up in front of it. 

Near the top, extreme left, not very clear, the line to the turntable branches off right of the Braintree line. Information from John Newman. See also M580 and M581, M2776-M2786, and M2788.

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

Their ref GE 714
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1936

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