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Signal box enquiry

Unread postby Bradshaw » Sat Jan 6, 2018 3:57 pm

Robert Humm, of the Stamford bookshop, is posting a number of archive photographs on Twitter, the location of which is not known. The one at

https://twitter.com/RHummBooks/status/9 ... 6541752320

is proving a problem. Has anyone any ideas?
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Re: Signal box enquiry

Unread postby alancolq » Sat Jan 6, 2018 7:07 pm

Possibly Milnwood Junction, at the southern end of the various triangular junctions at Mossend / Holytown? At the eastern end another contender could be Fullwood Junction, but I have a feeling its more likely to be the former due to the size of the box.
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Re: Signal box enquiry

Unread postby alancolq » Sat Jan 6, 2018 7:17 pm

Just had a look at John's diagram on the main site and it indeed looks a lot like Milnwood Junction - it had a 116 lever "back to the traffic" frame and, looking at the photo, the signals immediately to the right of the box appear to be Nos 12 & 15 as shown on the diagram.
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Re: Signal box enquiry

Unread postby ex Probationer » Sat Jan 6, 2018 7:40 pm

I think your right with Milnwood Junction, I've just been looking at old aerial photos online of Bellshill, Clydesdale Tube Works which show similar chimneys and factory buildings.
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Re: Signal box enquiry

Unread postby Bradshaw » Sat Jan 6, 2018 9:10 pm

Many thanks for the replies. I have passed them on to Robert Humm.
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Re: Signal box enquiry

Unread postby Bradshaw » Sun Jan 7, 2018 8:28 am

Robert Humm (@RHummBooks ‏) have asked me to thank you for the replies and identity of the location of the photograph. They had just about given up hope of finding it. This was one of a number of photos being uploaded on Twitter that they are trying to identify. Nearly all have been successfully identified.
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