Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Lincolnshire Signal Boxes

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Author: Dafydd Whyles

Many people will be familiar with the sight of a traditional signal box, controlling a level crossing or at a local station. For those with a love of railways, they have always been a special place, somewhat mysterious in that they are strictly private, and the ‘dark arts’ that these signalmen practice, with their bells and levers, has never been expansively covered in the railway press. However, Network Rail have embarked on a major resignalling programme that will see the abolition of all their traditional signal boxes and crossing cabins and concentrate all train control into twelve Rail Operating Centres. The loss of these traditional boxes will bring to an end a way of life stretching back over 250 years.

Particularly hard hit will be Lincolnshire, a county that has remained relatively free from major resignalling schemes due to its largely rural nature. This book tours the county’s remaining signal boxes in places such as Lincoln, Swinderby, Uffington and Stallingborough and gives a privileged look inside at a job little changed since the first boxes opened with the start of the railway age.

Book ISBN 9781445648125

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Jun 2015

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 180

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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