THE SIGNAL BOX

BRANCH LINES

 

SOUTH WALES
at the turn of the century

ABERTHAW

Aberthaw signal box
The history of Aberthaw box is described in detail on the Photo Gallery pages, but this more recent photograph shows the curious addition of two lean-to corrugated iron sheds. Surely they weren't provided solely to accommodate the signalman's motorbike?
Interior of Aberthaw signal box
Inside can be seen the array of levers, block instruments and indicators, along with closed-circuit television equipment to control a remote level crossing, the latest model of Baby Belling cooker and a Woolworth's swing-lid waste-bin!
Adjacent cabins are Barry and Cowbridge Road.

Photographs by Roger Bailey

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