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Unread postby Tulyar15 » Wed Apr 1, 2009 12:48 pm

A photo from 1986 has just been posted on the Railway Herald imaging centre:-

http://www.railwayherald.co.uk/imaging. ... age=124209

My question is this: The box does not look like a typical Midland one; indeed it seems to look a bit more like an LNWR one. Does anyone know the history of this box?
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Re: Corby North box

Unread postby John Hinson » Wed Apr 1, 2009 1:05 pm

Tulyar15 wrote:My question is this: The box does not look like a typical Midland one; indeed it seems to look a bit more like an LNWR one. Does anyone know the history of this box?

It is a standard LMS box, opened 7.3.37.

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Unread postby John Webb » Wed Apr 1, 2009 2:12 pm

Looking at the picture Tulyar15 refers to, there seem to be two stove pipes at the front of the box. Does this imply the frame was at the rear of the box? Or was there some other reason for the pipes to be there?
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Unread postby John Hinson » Wed Apr 1, 2009 2:14 pm

John Webb wrote:Looking at the picture Tulyar15 refers to, there seem to be two stove pipes at the front of the box. Does this imply the frame was at the rear of the box? Or was there some other reason for the pipes to be there?

Most LMS boxes had the frame in the rear, John.

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Unread postby John Webb » Wed Apr 1, 2009 7:02 pm

Thanks - I thought that might be the case, but with an interest in pre-LMS days.......
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Unread postby Natalie » Wed Apr 1, 2009 7:08 pm

Possibly not related but am I correct in saying that at Lloyds Sidings (also in or near Corby) one or both of the boxes there (North and South) were LNWR type 5 structures also installed by the LMS on an ex-Midland route?
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Unread postby Tulyar15 » Thu Apr 2, 2009 6:31 am

Thanks for your help everyone. Obviously there are gaps in my knowledge of LMS signal boxes!
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Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Apr 2, 2009 7:34 am

Natalie wrote:Possibly not related but am I correct in saying that at Lloyds Sidings (also in or near Corby) one or both of the boxes there (North and South) were LNWR type 5 structures also installed by the LMS on an ex-Midland route?

Only Lloyds Sidings North - this was a LNW box (either second-hand or using surplus parts) erected in 1936. An oft-repeated suggestion that the South was similar is untrue - this was a Midland box dating from 1910 and was only enlarged by the LMS to accomodate their new frame.

This is the North

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Re: Corby North box

Unread postby Boudicca » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:20 am

Just came across this post. i've been in both Lloyds Sidings and Corby North boxes when I was stupidly young. Both I recall were rear facing frames, and clearly remember both stoves in the Corby North box probably fitted because it was bitterly cold and exposed compared to the Lloyds Sidings box.(yes the signalman IJS was a good friend at Corby MRS)

Many a good memory of trying to budge a distant lever more than an inch or two...hehe.....
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