Structure / Site Summary for 231190

Hellifield South Junction Signal Box (1911 - present)

Hellifield South Junction Signal Box viewed from the northwest

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Hellifield South Junction Signal Box (1911 - present)

Assessment status: Assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 231

Location 2 - Chains: 13.50

Location 3 - Position relative to main running lines (tracks): Middle

Is a structure of this type shown at this location on the MR 1911 landplan?: Yes

Construction / installation period: MR-O

Current Use: Railway ops

Visibility: Part-visible

Accessibility (ease of access): Easy


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1: Context views

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231190: Hellifield South Junction Signal Box: Context view to the north west     
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231190: Hellifield South Junction Signal Box: Context view to the north west     
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231190: Hellifield South Junction Signal Box: Context view to the west     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: Context - safe walking route (1)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: Context - safe walking route (2)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: Context - safe walking route (3)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: Context view from the North-west     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: Context view to the north (1)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: Context view to the north (2)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: Context view to the south (1)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: Context view to the south (2)     

2: Elevation views

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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: North-east elevation view     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: South-east elevation view     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box: West elevation view     
22 April 2012
231190 Hellifield South Junction Signal Box: Elevation view from the north east     
16 April 2012
Hellifield South Junction Signal Box viewed from the northwest     
05 April 2012
Hellifield South Junction Signalbox: North-western elevation view     

3: Detail views

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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box Interior: block instruments     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box Interior: lever-frame (1)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box Interior: lever-frame (2)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box Interior: lever-frame (3)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box Interior: lever-frame (4)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box Interior: lever-frame (5)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box Interior: Track layout display panel (1)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box Interior: Track layout display panel (2)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box Interior: Track layout display panel (3)     
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Hellifield South Jn. Signal Box Interior: Track layout display panel (4)     

Primary / Secondary References

The following is a direct extract from page 177 of Gough, John: "The Midland Railway - A Chronology", 2nd edition, published by The Railway and Canal Historical Society (1989):

"Hellifield South Junction SB: Opened c.1.1880 // Replacement box: Opened 30/10.1892 // Replacement box: Opened 11/06.1911 // Renamed Hellifield SB 27.3.1966"


Notes / additional information

The signal boxes that remain standing within the boundaries of the SCRCA can be compared and contrasted via the 'SCRCA Structure Type Definition' page for signal-boxes.

On 5th March 2013, the Network Rail website contained a page entitled "Britain's signalling heritage" which included a link to an Excel spreadsheet listing all of the remaining signal boxes on the NR network as well as those on preserved railways. The URL for the webpages is:

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/community/interest-groups/signalling-heritage/

A re-ordered extract from the full spreadsheet (in pdf format), showing the entries for the SCRCA signal boxes (sorted in order of their rail-location), is available here.


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