THE SIGNAL BOX

PHOTO GALLERY

GNR Somersault signal

Signal boxes of the
ISLE OF MAN RAILWAY

Only two signal boxes were ever provided on the Isle of Man Railway, and one of these was little more than a hut, so no standard policy for signal boxes can be discussed.

Please click on the thumbnail images for more information on each location.

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

The Isle of Man Railway's only "proper" signal box was at their main terminus. It was erected by Dutton & Co., and complies basically to their original 1888 design but has a number of extras to give it individuality. These included fancy bargeboards and ridge tiles, and curved top framing to large one-by-three window pane sections.