THE SIGNAL BOX

BRANCH LINES

 

SOUTH WALES
at the turn of the Century

PEMBREY

Pembrey signal box
Pembrey marks the end of the power signalling and track-circuit block that reigns supreme all the way from Paddington. This cabin was opened as Pembrey East around 1906 and was originally much smaller housing just 31 levers. Since then, it has had two replacement lever frames, and has been damaged by two train derailments! It currently houses an 83 lever frame dating from 1953.
The absolute block system applies west of here, the next box is Kidwelly.

Photographs by Roger Bailey

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