Railway Signal Boxes: A Review

Author(s): John Minnis

This report, which forms the principal product of NHPP 4B3.103, is a response to the Network Rail resignalling plans announced in the autumn of 2011 which envisage the concentration of railway signalling in 14 signalling centres and the consequent closure of all remaining mechanical signal boxes on the national rail network with 80% going within the next 15 years. It provides a national review of signal boxes, both operational Network Rail boxes, and those out of use, on heritage railways, and in museums. It identifies the most significant remaining examples and makes recommendations as to boxes to go forward for assessment for listing. It aims to fill in gaps in existing listings ensuring that a representative sample of the principal types is protected.

Report Number:
28/2012
Series:
Research Department Reports
Pages:
61

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