Signals

THE SIGNAL BOX


Railway signalling discussion

North Wall

Signalling outside the UK (but including Northern Ireland), past, present and future

North Wall

Unread postby Wilkinstown » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:29 pm

The image at the following URL shows the LNWR box at the LNWR station in Dublin.

The box appears to be titled "North Wall B" although could what appears to be a "B" be something else ? Anybody with a knowledge of LNWR boxes care to comment ?

http://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/news-p ... to/3376396
Wilkinstown
Branch line box
Branch line box
 
Posts: 164
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:43 pm

Re: North Wall

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:58 pm

Some large LNWR stations had their boxes named numerically eg Rugby No 3, No 7 etc.
So in principle your "B" could be an "8", but I would be most surprised if the LNW had that many boxes at North Wall.
User avatar
Mike Hodgson
Main line box
Main line box
 
Posts: 2466
Joined: Fri Nov 9, 2007 5:30 pm
Location: N Herts

Re: North Wall

Unread postby Mark Lamb » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:08 pm

Try the London & North Western Railway Society at lnwrs.org.uk They run some interesting mystery photos that usually produce a response.
Mark Lamb
Crossing box
Crossing box
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Nov 5, 2015 6:44 pm
Location: Stockport

Re: North Wall

Unread postby Wilkinstown » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:57 am

I think this was the only box at the L&NWR station although what was known in recent decades as Church Road Junction would have been built at the same time (1877) in connection with the North Wall Extension Lines and might also have been L& NWR. This latter box was relatively modern in appearance and was probably a GSR build although some of the signals had a distinct L&NWR railway appearance. So maybe at one time Church Road was North Wall A. As you say there were centrainly not 8 L&NWR boxes in North Wall.
Wilkinstown
Branch line box
Branch line box
 
Posts: 164
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:43 pm

Re: North Wall

Unread postby JRB » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:13 pm

"NORTH WALL BOX" ?

By the time I got there (late 1950s ?) There was just the brick lower part of an obvious LNWR box & lots of bullhead track with LNWR chairs to give a clue to anything.
JRB
Double-manned box
Double-manned box
 
Posts: 3193
Joined: Sun Dec 9, 2007 10:12 pm
Location: GWR


Return to Signalling - overseas

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest