SCRCA Location Type: Signal Box

Location Type Code
SB

Signal boxes are essentially shelters constructed to house lever-frames and associated railway control equipment and to provide a degree of comfort for the human operators of that equipment. The lever-frames are used to operate points (more properly referred to as 'turnouts'), signals and level-crossing gates / barriers. For more information, please refer to the related article "What are railway signal boxes and why are they necessary?".

Signal boxes vary enormously in size, style and construction materials used, although many of the signal boxes within the SCRCA are timber-framed examples dating from the Midland Railway era (i.e. they were constructed during or before 1923).

Examples

The following examples from the SCRCA Project database illustrate this location type. Locations are only displayed here if the site or structure has been assessed and if a default image is available. The locations are grouped by 'variant' (where appropriate), then sorted by Location ID.

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SCRCA Location Variant: Signal Box - Midland type 2a

SCRCA Location Variant: Signal Box - Midland type 2b

SCRCA Location Variant: Signal Box - Midland type 4a

SCRCA Location Variant: Signal Box - Midland type 4c

SCRCA Location Variant: Signal Box - Other

SCRCA Location Variant: Signal Box - BR (LMR) type 15

SCRCA Location Variant: Signal Box - BR (LMR) type PB Plus

SCRCA Location Variant: Signal Box - LMS type 11c

SCRCA Location Variant: Signal Box - LMS type 11c Plus

SCRCA Location Variant: Signal Box - Unclassified

Location ID: 247150

Ribblehead Signal Box

Location ID: 253290

Dent Station Signal Box

Location ID: 259710

Ais Gill Signal Box

 

Errors and omissions
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