Introduction to Heritage Assets
By John Minnis (author), Paul Stamper (editor)
As with stations, the different railway companies had their own distinctive designs and liveries, and while most were of a fairly standard design, some signal boxes were one-offs, especially at major stations. There were still over 10,000 mechanical boxes in 1948 but numbers then fell, to 4,000 by 1970 and perhaps tenth of that today. Changing technologies mean there will be hardly any historic signal boxes remaining in active use on the public rail network in twenty years’ time.
- Historical background
- Description of the building type
- The development of the signal box
- Further reading
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Product Code: HEAG137
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Also of interest...
Listing marks and celebrates a building's special architectural and historic interest and helps us acknowledge and understand our shared history.
Read our Introductions to Heritage Assets (IHAs) for buildings.
Research into the heritage of England's railways, canals and roads