The River Nene in Flood April 1998

Often over the years visitors have looked with doubt when I have explained how the Nene Floods around Orton Mere. Here are a few pictures from April 1998, regretfully I don’t know the copyright info. If you do please let me know.

The Wansford Station Masters Office

Part of the Barnwell building on platform 2 houses the Station Masters office.

This has been refurbished in recent years, and here are some pictures of how it looks today.

© Kim Shaw
© Kim Shaw
© Kim Shaw

Should you visit Wansford then take a look at this office, well worth the visit to see what can be achieved on a refurbishment with some effort.

The Orton Mere Signal Box

A few months ago we published pictures of the inside of Wansford Signal Box. So now it’s the turn of the Orton Mere Signal Box.

Now I know it’s not very large, and I still remember when we had the allotment at the station a visitor asking me if it was a potting shed.

So here are some internal shots of the box.

The box that holds the Staff.
The train register
The signal leavers and instruments.
Signal leavers, instruments and diagram of signal layout at the station

Pictures © Keith Parkinson. My thanks to Keith for taking and sending me the pictures.

The Old Station Building

I am sure that every volunteer and visitor knows the Old Station Building at Wansford.

But we rarely get a good look at it, as often there are carriages in either or both of the main platforms.

So here is an old picture I came across in my misc collection. It shows the building some years ago.

The Old Station Building Wansford © Unknown

I hope that at some stage the railway will be able to restore this fine victorian building to its original state. It’s an asset to the railway.

Should you wish to donate to it’s renovation then please contact the office.

Tickets please!

A few people have asked me if I could post some pictures of tickets.

So here just or you are a few tickets.