OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: May 01, 2018
Webpage updated: May 01, 2018

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RAILWAYS IN OLD DEVONPORT  |  CORNWALL RAILWAY COMPANY
MAIN LINE, PLYMOUTH STATION (MILLBAY) TO LISKEARD STATION

KEYHAM JUNCTION SIGNAL BOX

Prior to Keyham Station being opened there was a signal box nearby to control access to and from the Royal Dockyard at Keyham Junction. 

In May 1900 the signalman, Mr Thomas Hambly, of 37 Admiralty Street, Keyham, was injured in an accident near the new Station.  He was hit by the Up mail train at 8pm.  He had left the Keyham Junction Signal Box but forgotten the staff which gave the engine driver his authority to proceed into the next section.  He returned to the box to collect it but when he got outside again the train was much nearer and hit him as he crossed the track.

With the doubling of the main line by the Great Western Railway Company and the opening in 1900 of Keyham Station, Keyham Junction Signal Box was replaced by Keyham Station Signal Box.