Sunday, 18 December 2011
North Eastern Railway Signal Box, 1913
Like the North Eastern Railway Goods Shed seen in a previous post, the Signal Box is a bygone relic of the railways when the railway network was much larger than it is now. The signal box would control a section of railway line, including the direction the points would face, as well as the signals indicating danger or if it was safe to proceed. Signal boxes and Signalmen were instrumental in keeping railway travel safe and ensuring the smooth operation of the railways. The modern day railways has very few signalling centres, and as is to be expected, they are mainly computer operated.
Posted by Richard Hannay at 09:25