THE SIGNAL BOX

BRANCH LINES

 

SOUTH WALES
at the turn of the Century

BARRY

Barry signal box
Barry signal box also stars in the Photo Gallery section, and a detailed history of the cabin will be found there. The curious porch arrangement gives the box a very continental appearance.
Inside Barry signal box
Inside the box, it is nice to see a large lever frame with so many levers still operational - only the white levers are out of use.
This is no doubt a result of the box now controlling the entire Barry area, rather than just one part of it.
Another interior view of Braay box, showing the layout diagram
The lengthy diagram shows the layout controlled from this box; in the centre can be seen the station and the junction for the short branch to Barry Island.
On the block shelf are a number of plungers (which energise the electric releases on levers) and a range of signal and points repeaters.

Photographs by Roger Bailey

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