THE SIGNAL BOX

PHOTO GALLERY

GNR Somersault signal

Signal boxes of
BRITISH RAILWAYS (NORTH EASTERN REGION)

The North Eastern Region was one of three that inherited the London & North Eastern's modern flat-roofed design of 1933. They continued the latterday North Eastern Railway practice of exclusively using McKenzie & Holland lever frames. Much money was spent on lever frame renewal during this region's lifetime, resulting in modern and standardised signalling throughout the Region. By the mid-1960s, frames made by other contractors were few and far between.

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Low GatesPage includes views of lever frame

This example demonstrates the North Eastern Region's developments from the LNER design of 1933. It compares well with the Eastern Region's boxes of the era, the main difference being the window arrangement. Boxes of this type were only built during 1955 and 1956.

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Balne

The North Eastern Region reverted to the use of gabled roofs for new mechanical boxes opened between 1957 and 1967. Whilst they were not all identical, many features clearly came from the 1955 design above.

The North Eastern Region was disbanded and became part of the Eastern Region in 1967.