OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: June 02, 2018
Webpage updated: June 02, 2018

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RAILWAYS IN OLD DEVONPORT  |  STONEHOUSE POOL BRANCH

STONEHOUSE POOL SIGNAL BOX

The Stonehouse Pool Signal Box was on the far side of the level crossing in Richmond Walk.

It had a 16-lever frame and controlled a Down Distant signal and a Down Home signal before the crossing gates, points to a loop, and Down and Up Starting signals, and an Up Home signal at the Ocean Quay Station platform.  It was also bolted by lever number 6 to a turntable at the far end of the Station.  It was not a block post as it had no electrical connection with Devonport Signal Box.

The Signal Box was opened, it is thought, in 1885 although the Stonehouse Pool Branch itself did not opened for goods traffic until 1886.

Although the Ocean Liner Traffic ended its short life in 1911, the freight traffic is said to have prospered and the Box continued to be manned until Wednesday February 1st 1928.  The Stonehouse Pool Branch was thereafter treated as a siding from Devonport Station

  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.