Structure / Site Summary for 282020

Kirkby Thore Signal Box (1994 - present)

Kirkby Thore Signal Box: Northern elevation view

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Kirkby Thore Signal Box (1994 - present)

Assessment status: Assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 282

Location 2 - Chains: 2.00

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

Is a structure of this type shown at this location on the MR 1911 landplan?: No

Construction / installation period: Post-BR

Current Use: Railway ops

Visibility: Not-visible

Accessibility (ease of access): Moderate


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Primary / Secondary References

No signal box is marked hut on the 1911 MR landplan at the location of this structure. The landplan shows a short siding straddling the 282 milepost controlled by a ‘Lever Box’ - the latter being located at the north end of the siding on the 'down' side of the main runing lines.

There is no mention of a signalbox at Kirkby Thore in Gough, John: "The Midland Railway - A Chronology", 2nd edition, published by The Railway and Canal Historical Society (1989).


Notes / additional information

The following information has been drawn from a range of sources and is included here as a temporary measure while the database is being constructed and populated.

  • Original MR box (precise location not known) opened as Mc Ghie's Siding SB in 1906 [source not recorded].
     
  • Demolished ???? (date not known, but the 1911 MR landplan shows a ‘Lever Box’ and a short siding straddling the 282 milepost). [1911 MR landplan]
     
  • LMS box opened 1947 [source not recorded].
     
  • Demolished ???? (date not known) [no source].
     
  • New box (consisting of a pair of portacabins stacked one on top of the other) opened at 282miles, 2 chains (down) in 1994 [source not recorded].

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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