Station Name: FULBOURNE


[Source: Nick Catford]

Fulbourne Station Gallery 2: c1969 - October 2014

Looking west from the west end of the down platform at Fulbourne station c 1969. It is not known what the building opposite the stationmaster's house was used for, either as built or in later years.
Photo from John Mann collection

Unknown building opposite the stationmaster's house c 1969. Both doors seen here have had ramps added. Possibly both ramps indicate wheelbarrow use, which suggests that the building may have been a permanent way tool store at least in later years. The type of can outside the door was used for lamp oil so it could have been a lamp store. It has also been suggested that it could be part of the original station winch was on the west side of the crossing.
Photo from John Mann collection

Fulbourne booking office c 1969. There was no public access to the booking office, tickets being bought from an external ticket window with a porch for protection from the weather. Note the low platform in front of the building. The original station was on the west side of the crossing so it is assumed this is part of the original platform.
Photo from John Mann collection

Looking east towards Fulbourne station c 1969. The signal box controlled access to the goods yard. The level crossing gates were always hand-operated.
Photo from John Mann collection

Fulbourne station building c 1969. The window on the left was originally a door opening onto the low platform which is seen in front of the building. There is a timbered walkway in front of the platform for access to the signal box.
Photo from John Mann collection

The Fulbourne signal box was built in 1875 by Saxby & Farmer and is typical of the earliest standard design of signal boxes in use on the Great Eastern Railway since the 1860s. The box closed on 8 May 1983 when the line was singled.
Photo from John Mann collection

Looking east from Fulbourne level crossing in 1975. The timber shelter on the down platform has been demolished. The crossing keeper's cabin can just be made out on the left.
Photo by David Burrows from his Flickr photostream

Looking west from Wilbraham Road in 1975. The stationmaster's house appears recently demolished. The goods shed was extant at this time but is hidden from view behind the signal box. The signal box would remain open for another eight years.
Photo by David Burrows from his Flickr photostream

In 1975 the waiting room on the up platform at Fulbourne was still standing.
Photo by David Burrows from his Flickr photostream

Looking east along the down platform at Fulbourne station during lifting of the down line in October 1983. An Ipswich bound class class 105 DMU is running east through the former up platform.
Photo by Martin Potter

Fulbourne station looking east from the level crossing in July 1993. The line has now been singled and the down platform is heavily overgrown. The manually-operated crossing gates have been replaced with lifting barriers. Surprisingly the waiting rooms on the up platform are still standing at this time. Note the buffers on the down side. About 400yd of the down line has been retained to accommodate the junction with the sidings into the grain silo, The physical junction with the up line has now been removed but in 2014 the 400 yd of down line was still in place.
Photo by Ben Brooksbank

Fulbourne station looking east from the level crossing in October 2000. The undergrowth covering the down platform appears to have been recently cleared.
Photo by Darren Kitson

Fulbourne station looking east from the level crossing in October 2014. Both platforms are extant and overgrown. The WW2 silo is still there although much altered and extended. The building is now owned by S&B Herba Foods Limited and the plant handles the milling of rice, plus the splitting and polishing of dried peas and lentils for most of the UK supermarkets and food processors. The sidings embedded in concrete are still in place.
Photo by Nick Catford

Looking west along the overgrown and degraded up platform at Fulbourne station in October 2014. Beyond the crossing the Fielding Industrial Estate now occupies the site of the goods yard.
Photo by Nick Catford



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[Source: Nick Catford]




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