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

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

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

WEARDE SIGNAL BOX

Wearde Signal Box, at 252 miles 20 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 July 1904.  The Box  measured 25 feet 3 inches by 12 feet and housed a 23-lever Great Western frame.

As a result of the re-alignment of the main line Wearde Signal Box was closed and replaced with a new one opened on June 24th 1908.  This new Box had a 19-lever frame.

The second Wearde Signal Box survived until October 31st 1965.