Railway heritage recognised

Fourteen of the North of England's rarest and best preserved signal boxes have been given Grade II listed status by the Department for Culture Media and Sport as a result of the final phase of a joint English Heritage and Network Rail project to safeguard the nation's railway heritage. The listings come as Network Rail decommissions many mechanical signal boxes to consolidate signalling into 12 regional centres.

Among the boxes to be listed is the one situated at Garsdale.  One of the reasons for this box to be listed is its historical association with the 1910 fatal rail accident at nearby Hawes Junction, caused by a signalling error.

 

ore information can be found on the English Heritage web site at http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about/news/north-england-railway-heritage-recognised/

Last updated by David Singleton on 13/01/2016