2015

NY7063 : Signal Box, Haltwhistle Railway Station

taken 9 years ago, near to Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England

Signal Box, Haltwhistle Railway Station
Signal Box, Haltwhistle Railway Station
The wooden signal box on a brick base is located at the east end of the down platform (serving Carlisle). It was constructed in 1901 with both sides cantilevered-out over a narrow brick base presumably because of space restrictions. The signal box was decommissioned in 1993 but still used as an office. A North East Railway iron footbridge provides a crossing of the main line just west of the signal box NY7063 : Haltwhistle Railway Station.

John Webb gave me the information that the signal box was between the main line and the line serving the bay platform for the Alston branch trains, hence the need to construct it as seen. The box is Grade II listed (see LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) as part of the group of station buildings and the footbridge.

Haltwhistle Station's signal box was taken out of use in 1993, following re-signalling to colour lights. It was replaced by a smaller prefabricated signal box, which is located around 145 yards (133 m) to the west of the former.
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Geographical Context: Lowlands Suburb, Urban fringe Railways Primary Subject: Railway Signal Box
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Haltwhistle Railway Station [27] · Signal Box [21] · Branch Line [21] · Train [18] · Footbridge [15] Title Clusters: · Signal Box, Haltwhistle Railway Station [2] ·
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NY7063, 275 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 13 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 February, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7049 6380 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0765N 2:27.7484W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 70510 63792
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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