You may be right - I went there looking for the SB not for the TO - station was completely unmannedPeter Jordan wrote:Maybe it's not in what is now used as the booking office but I can assure you that it was in the original booking office because I visited it and photographed the interior when it still had 'Brighton' 2-position block instruments.
Peter Jordan wrote:Maybe it's not in what is now used as the booking office but I can assure you that it was in the original booking office because I visited it and photographed the interior when it still had 'Brighton' 2-position block instruments.
Peter Jordan wrote:No. as far as I can ascertain the building containing the booking office existed before the lever frame was put in there. This was a common expedient used by the Southern Railway to allow staff at lightly-used stations (in terms of passenger and goods traffic) to undertake passenger booking and signalling duties. Similar installations existed at Newton St. Cyres and Tower Hill and also at Wroxall and Haven Street on the Isle of Wight, although in the latter case the building was purpose-designed to fulfil both functions.
If you look at John Tilly's pictures of Amberley they clearly show the wooden extension that had to be built out from the booking office wall to give the staff a view up and down the line when at the lever frame.
StevieG wrote:Having at some time seen a photo of a knee frame, at Sheffield Park (I'm pretty sure), once being open but under a platform canopy and surrounded by a railing fence, Amberley looks like it once might have been the same, but possibly later covered in when 'taken in' to booking office control.
I'm no 'Southern' expert so have no idea if this could be correct. Anyone more knowledgeable that can comment?
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