THE SIGNAL BOX

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GNR Somersault signal

Signal boxes of the
LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAYS

The London Electric Railways (also knpwn as the Underground Group) managed a number of underground railways, most of which had no structures as such for their signal boxes. However, proper boxes were provided on outdoor sections.

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Hounslow Central

Signal boxes were built by the London Electric railway to this design form 1905 onwards. All except one had miniature lever power frames, but the one illustrated here was the sole mechanical installation. These boxes were unique for their time in having a flat roof. This was mounted above an extensive glazed area which in turn was supported by a brick base. The latter was rendered on many examples.

London Electric Railways became part of the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933.