THE SIGNAL BOX

PHOTO GALLERY

GNR Somersault signal

Signal boxes of the
ISLE OF WIGHT RAILWAY

Boxes on the Isle of Wight Railway were built to both contractors' own designs and in the company's own style.

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

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Brading

Between 1875 and 1883, a number of signal boxes were fitted out by Stevens & Sons. Many were built by that company to their standard gabled-roof design but two, as illustrated here, were designed and built locally. The neat hipped roof arrangement and the valancing was almost certainly inspired by London & South Western boxes of the era.

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Sandown

During the 1890s, several boxes were built by Saxby & Farmer to their 1884 design.

The Isle of Wight Railway became part of the Southern Railway in 1923, and quite a few additional boxes were erected during that company's ownership to cope with the expanding tourist traffic.