OLD DEVONPORT . UK
Plus parts of East Cornwall and West Devon
www.olddevonport.uk
 

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: May 28, 2018
Webpage updated: June 02, 2018

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

SALTASH SIGNAL BOX

Saltash Signal Box, at 251 miles 26 chains mile post mileage from London Paddington Station via Bristol Temple Meads Station and Plymouth Station (Millbay), was opened by the Great Western Railway Company in January 1882: the Board of Trade inspected it on January 25th 1882.  The 18-lever frame was housed in a Box measuring 14 feet 8 inches by 12 feet 3 inches.

The fireman of British Railways number 5075 leans out of the cab in July 1959,
ready to hand the Saltash signalman the single-line electric token
from Royal Albert Bridge Signal Box.
  Photomatic Limited, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

In 1909 during station restructuring work it was extended to 23 levers and in April 1943 the Box itself was extended to 22 feet 1 inch in length to accommodate a 31-lever frame.

Saltash Signal Box was closed on and as from July 2nd 1973.

 

  With grateful acknowledgement to the late Mr Laurence 'Larry' William Crosier (1929-2010) of the Great Western Railway Company (1943-1947);
British Railways (1948-c1994); the Plymouth Railway Circle, the Lee Moor Tramway Preservation Society, and the Signalling Record Society.