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Spur Of The Moment

Part Time Spotter

Whilst sitting at work on Thursday (05/07/18) and there being no trains along the Brighton Main Line (BML) since the previous night (04/07/18) I remembered that there used to be a spur that ran from the BML Fast Line (FL) to West Croydon. So I posted on the Rail Forums UK for a bit more info and as usual they were exceptionally helpful.

It was originally called the Emergency Spur and was lifts in the Major realignment of the rail line around Selhurst in 1984. Apparently there was a feature in an issue of Modern Railways and because of the amount of earthworks involved it was known as the “Croydon Earthquake”! Someone kindly pointed me in the direction of a website that showed diagram and information which revealed a couple of previously unknown signal boxes.

Gloucester Road Signal Box.

And Windmill Bridge Junction box.
I can see why the…

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