GNR Somersault signal

Signal boxes built by

S T Dutton was previously an employee of McKenzie & Holland, setting up his business in 1888, and derived much of his design work from his experience with that company.

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The first design of box erected by Dutton & Co. bore great similarities to McKenzie & Holland's 1875 design. The only significant difference was the use of decorative wooden mouldings on the gables. This example is on the Cambrian Railway.

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BlackwaterPage includes views of lever frame

Dutton supplied several boxes to the South Eastern in the early 1880s.

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DouglasPage includes views of lever framePage includes close-up views of box diagram

A particularly ornate variation of the first Dutton design was erected for the Isle of Man Railway in 1890.

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Georgemas JunctionPage includes views of signals and other outdoor equipment

From 1892, Dutton & Co. incorporated the porch area with the line of the main roof. This example is on the Highland Railway, whose boxes also varied slightly from the standard Dutton product.

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Rogart North

Another box with the combined porch arrangement. All boxes built for the Highland Railway had vertical battened boarding in place of the usual horizontal slatting arrangement.

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Rogart South

This box was virtually a matching twin with the above. The length of the passing loops on the Highland Railway generally necessitated the provision of two boxes.

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Georgemas North

Very small Dutton boxes were little more than huts, and lacked a fully glazed window area. This one was on the Highland Railway.

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AberystwythPage includes views of signals and other outdoor equipment

From 1894, the window design was modified to reduce the number of separate panes of glass, resulting on a distinct "two small over two tall" arrangement. Many boxes of this type could be found on the Cambrian Railway network.

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NewtownPage includes views of lever framePage includes close-up views if signalling instruments and equipmentPage includes views of signals and other outdoor equipment

Another Cambrian Railway box to Dutton's 1894 design.

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Llandaff Loop Junction

Although most work on the Taff Vale Railway was carried out by McKenzie & Holland, this box is believed to have been erected as part of a Dutton contract during 1900. The design conforms, however, with the McKenzie & Holland boxes on this company's lines.

Dutton & Co. sold out to J F Pease & Co in 1899, who became part of the McKenzie & Holland empire in 1901.