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Fylde boxes

Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:15 pm
by Chris L
I have yet to receive confirmation, but unless something extraordinary happened the last five mechanical signal boxes on the Fylde - Salwick [No.2], Kirkham [North Junction], Poulton [No.3], Carleton Crossing and Blackpool North No.2 - passed into history in the early hours of this morning.

The lines are now closed for a complete makeover but when they reopen next year the new signalling will be controlled from Blackpool Workstation in Manchester ROC.

Thus ends an extraordinary heritage of mechanical signalling on the lines which served Blackpool. Now, there are just two L&Y Horwich-fabricated boxes fitted with L&Y Horwich-built frames left; Ashton Moss North Junction and Hebden Bridge, both of which are scheduled to close next year.

RIP.

Chris.

Re: Fylde boxes

Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:56 am
by Andrew G
According to another forum I visit the last train signalled was 5L77 in the early hours of Saturday morning.

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/S ... 1/advanced

This album might be of interest:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/llangolle ... 2918486026