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Beamish Railway Station 2/5

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 2

Moving down through the station towards the signal box at Rowley Station, Beamish. This box was built in 1896 at Carr House East, near Consett. The inset picture features the assorted signalling equipment, basic furnishings for the signaller, and a lever frame, controlling the stations numerous points, interlocks and semaphore signals installed in the box. The frame is not an operational part of the railway, the points being hand operated using track side levers. 

 

Beamish Railway Station 2/5

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 2

Moving down through the station towards the signal box at Rowley Station, Beamish. This box was built in 1896 at Carr House East, near Consett. The inset picture features the assorted signalling equipment, basic furnishings for the signaller, and a lever frame, controlling the stations numerous points, interlocks and semaphore signals installed in the box. The frame is not an operational part of the railway, the points being hand operated using track side levers. 

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Feb 2017, 00:20
You are demonstrating what a wonderful museum this is, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 14 Feb 2017, 00:25
great image of history
Brian Walbey: It has all been put together very well.
It looks very well kempt Brian.
Brian Walbey: Everywhere throught eh whole museum is very clean and tidy.
It is quite handsome in place!
Brian Walbey: I used to love going in the box when I was a youngster, my Dad worked at the local station and arranged for me to go in the box sometimes, and ride on the steam engines that came to work in the station yard, that was great!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Feb 2017, 06:11
A very fine image & inset Brian. These signal boxes hardly exist at all nowadays around my area, although there still are a number left working in Cornwall
Brian Walbey: There are still a few round about up my way but Network Rail are intent on removing the lot if they can!!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Feb 2017, 07:41
A very evocative scene. It's a pity that the box is not used used for its proper purposes but I'm sure there are good reasons for that. Do you know if the signal is from the NER? I would have thought from little I know that the posts would be solid.
Brian Walbey: I presume the box is used when they hold galas on this length of track and demonstrations, it is in full working order. I'm not really in to signal posts but this one is rather attractive.
All I see (imagine) when I see that building is a perfect studio.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it would make a good studio with those large windows on three sides.
This is how we think of signal boxes
Brian Walbey: Indeed Bill, not many of them left nowadays.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Feb 2017, 15:31
It all looks very well cared for.
Brian Walbey: Everywhere through the whole museum is very clean and tidy.
I remember that box!
Brian Walbey: It is a grand old box, just like we remember them.
a charming spot, Brian. i like the neat and tidy appearance.
Brian Walbey: The whole museum if very well looked after.

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