THE SIGNAL BOX

BLOCK SYSTEM

BRITISH RAILWAY SIGNALLING INSTRUMENTS

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway signalling instruments

L&Y Three-Wire Three-Position instruments

L&Y Three-Wire Three-Position instrumentsThe Lancashire & Yorkshire built their own signalling instruments at their Horwich signal works. The Up and Down block indicators were combined into the same case, but the bells were a separate unit.

The commutator to work the block needles had a plunger in the centre to ring the bell, and a nifty signalman could work both simultaneously with on hand.

The examples illustrated here are at Milner Royd Junction, more details of which will be found in the Photo Gallery.