Grain Crossing


13th May 2006

The signal box was built by independent signalling contractor "Stevens & Sons", the same company of which erected the early cabins at Dunton Green and Westerham. © David Glasspool


13th May 2006

A westward view reveals the semaphore "home" signal seen on the previous page - note the absence of the spur to the gas works. © David Glasspool


13th May 2006

Round the bend and down the line from the previous photograph existed a "Distant" signal, which has since been taken down and replaced by a fixed board. © David Glasspool


13th May 2006

Flood barriers are an interesting feature of this quaint, marshy route, having been installed in response to the East Coast floods of 31st January 1953. The example seen here on 13th May 2006 is positioned in-between the "distant" semaphore and Grain Crossing. One would expect the line across the Hoo Peninsula to be as flat as a pancake, but there are a surprising number of gradients. © David Glasspool