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Cemetery signalbox

Unread postby scarpa » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:14 am

During a film of steam locos on the King s Cross line there were excellent shots of mechanical signalling and associate signalboxes. Cemetery signalbox was shown and I remember internal railway publications referring the box as Cemetery Junction and I was sure in latter years the box had a name board with junction on it.Can anyone comfirm this?
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Re: Cemetery signalbox

Unread postby John Hinson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:04 am

Not to my knowledge. I'm pretty sure this came off the box after closure:
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There were also some boxes near Hartlepool at Cemetery Junctions, although in true NER manner the "junction" was not used in the box name so they were "Cemetery North" etc. But maybe the word junction was used in associated publications concerning those boxes.

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Re: Cemetery signalbox

Unread postby GeoffSmith » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:29 am

scarpa wrote:During a film of steam locos on the King s Cross line there were excellent shots of mechanical signalling and associate signalboxes. Cemetery signalbox was shown and I remember internal railway publications referring the box as Cemetery Junction and I was sure in latter years the box had a name board with junction on it.Can anyone comfirm this?

London Railway Record has two long articles, in issues 21/254-260 and 59/182-193.
The first has nothing on signalling, but the second, by Peter Kay, has extensive coverage.
No mention of "Junction".
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Re: Cemetery signalbox

Unread postby Mackay » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:56 pm

The LNER timber nameboards at the Cemetery junctions at Hartlepool just had "West" "North" etc without the word "Junction". A quick check of the later NER WTT appendixes shows that they used the same naming. Just to be awkward, the 1892 appendix has "Cemetery Junction (South)" etc. No idea whether this appeared on the nameboards in use at that time (they would be the blue-and-white ones). Nor have I ever seen a photo showing the brown-and-cream ones which replaced them in the early 1900s, and which were in turn replaced by the LNER ones on the end walls in GNR style.
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