SU5291 : Signal box, Didcot Railway Centre

taken 6 years ago, near to Didcot, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Signal box, Didcot Railway Centre
Signal box, Didcot Railway Centre
This is a preserved railway site with much interesting equipment including a variety of early signalling equipment. According to John Webb - the two posts by the box are a means of lifting signal wires when it was not possible to run them more usually alongside the track side at ground level. The short post on the right is a catcher for the single-line token carrier - the similar short post on the left of it carries a lamp to illuminate the catcher at night. The small black corrugated iron shed is a 'Lamp hut' where signal lamps were maintained and the fuel for them stored.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 February, 2018
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Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Signal Box 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 5228 9118 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.0216N 1:14.7781W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 5230 9119
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Railway Centre 

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