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On 18/08/2021 at 12:18, corneliuslundie said:

Rather a long time since the last update of the index. A few queries as to companies, but nothing much.

It's great to see the H&BR postings by mick; an area I know nothing about.

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Anyway, this is up to the end pf page 60. 

Jonathan

Hi Jonathan

 

One small correction. My photo of Honiton Box is the BR (S) box dating from 1957, closed and demolished in 2012, not the LSWR box it replaced.

 

I've never been able to locate a photo of that other than a general view of the station from the London end in which the box is distant and very fuzzy.

 

Regards

 

John

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A couple of new ones from my recent holiday. Views from either end of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway box at Ravenglass.

 

It also functions as the operations control and communications office, and the shelter to the left of the door houses the staff/volunteer signing on point, so may qualify as an ICC!

 

John

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Drewton, with only two working levers was the smallest signalbox on the H&BRly, its sole purpose being to break the long block section on a raising grade between Weedley and Little Weighton signalboxes. As can be seen a Home and Distant on the Down Line only was provided.  Of interest are the BoT comments on a Special version of Sykes Lock and Block being required, this makes no sense, at several other locations on the railway only Home and Distant were provided. There are no known surviving photo's, but hopefully the attached drawing will suffice. Like many others Drewton became a casualty of the Great War and was Temporally closed c1917. In all probability the brick base was retained  as a plate layers hut.

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12 hours ago, Poor Old Bruce said:

Basford Hall Junction, LNWR (or is it LMS?), 22 July 1984

 

 

LNWR - opened 1897 and still going strong, the nameboard is LMS though

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39 minutes ago, micknich2003 said:

Drewton, with only two working levers was the smallest signalbox on the H&BRly, its sole purpose being to break the long block section on a raising grade between Weedley and Little Weighton signalboxes. As can be seen a Home and Distant on the Down Line only was provided.  Of interest are the BoT comments on a Special version of Sykes Lock and Block being required, this makes no sense, at several other locations on the railway only Home and Distant were provided. There are no known surviving photo's, but hopefully the attached drawing will suffice. Like many others Drewton became a casualty of the Great War and was Temporally closed c1917. In all probability the brick base was retained  as a plate layers hut.

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The way it's written suggests that it is special due to only signalling one line, rather than due to only having home and distant? 

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The most Northernly, and maybe the highest above sea level signal in South Wales pictured at Cwmbargoed open cast site near Merthyr. The signal is controlled from the Valleys workstation at South Wales Signalling Centre, Cardiff. 

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On 26/08/2021 at 12:00, Rugd1022 said:

Grantham....

 

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That's the old Yard box which controlled the power signalling from Stoke to past  Barkston before Doncaster Power Box opened.  Pictured after closure, note the missing nameboard.

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Right ....... let's get this thread back on page 1 where it belongs !

 

A couple of English 'boxes that don't seem to have appeared before and a collection of cabins from the Republic of Ireland : - 

 

 

Sandwich : Dover-Deal Joint ; 15/10/85

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Watford Junction ; British Railways ; 8/3/86

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Malahide ; Great Northern Railway (I) ; 7/5/94

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Castlebar Station ; Great Northern & Western Railway ; 9/5/94

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Sherriff Street : G.S.& W.R. : 13/5/94 [ This was in  Dublin's Docklands ]

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Ballinasloe ; M.G.W.R. ; 14/5/94

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Navan ; Great Northern Railway (I)  ; 16/5/94

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Dundalk North ; Great Northern Railway (I)  ; 16/5/94

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Dundalk Central ; Great Northern Railway (I)  ; 16/5/94 [ This is now a museum on the platform.]

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Limerick Junction, North Box. 2008

Green distant levers still being used in Ireland.

The boxes were not manned by full-time signalmen as such but railwaymen employed at the station would cover all duties from selling tickets to signalling. 

This station was well-known for its unusual original operating practice in that all trains calling at the station had to reverse over a scissors crossing into the single very long platform (no longer the case)

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Limerick Junction South Box on the same day, not long before closure.  Bell codes very similar to our own.  No cut down handles to the levers.  Interlocking between the two boxes over the mid-platform crossover was by means of the control levers, painted black over blue over brown.

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Cork 2008, visit kindly arranged by a senior official.  A few semaphores were still in use on the line to Cobh, but mostly colour lights elsewhere, including the rather different ground position light shunt signals used in Ireland.

Rare surviving Harpers block instrument.

 

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Everton, but nothing to do with football. 2007, unmanned, the crossing being worked by Peterborough PSB (now moved to York ROC)

 

At the time of these photos, an experiment using LIDAR to control the barriers had just finished, the scanner being contained in the domed cabinet seen at the foot of the stairs in the second photo.  The area scanned for obstructions was bounded by the dome and little triangular reflectors at the other three corners, seen in the last view.  Peterborough signalman still had to check the CCTV and press Crossing Clear during the experiment, so it simply reverted to standard CCTV when the experiment was deemed unsuccessful.

 

This gate box dates from the resignalling of the ECML in the 1970s when it replaced the GNR box, diagrams for which survive

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On 06/08/2021 at 08:17, Poor Old Bruce said:

Fossway Road Crossing, somewhere near Lichfield so I presume LNWR, 22 July 1984. Why I got there and only managed to end up with this one picture is lost in the mists of time I'm afraid.

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On 06/08/2021 at 09:45, beast66606 said:

 

Designated LNWR Type 3, closed 1973, it still stands although closed for nearly 40 years now

 

If it closed in 1973, I make that 48 years and still standing. Seen on 12 Sept 2021.

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