THE SIGNAL BOX

PHOTO GALLERY

GNR Somersault signal

Signal boxes of the
PORTPATRICK & WIGTOWNSHIRE JOINT RAILWAY

The Portpartrick & Wigtownshire Joint Railway was formed out of the independent Wigtownshire, Portpatrick & Girvan, and Girvan & Portpatrick Junction concerns and some of the earliest boxes may date back to those days. The P&W Joint Committee was established in 1886, comprising the Glasgow & South Western, Caledonian, London & North Western and Midland Railways, but only the first two were concerned with signalling on the line.

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Challoch JunctionPage includes views of lever frame

A box of apparently unique design, on the Portpatick & Wigtownshire Joint line.

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Stranraer Station

Another 1870s box of indetrminate architecture, perhaps with McKenzie & Holland origins.

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Glenluce

A similar design to the above was found in many boxes along the Portpatrick & Wigtownshire Joint.

Stranraer Harbour JunctionPage includes views of lever frame

Another box to this design, featuring rendered brickwork, appeared on the Portpatrick & Wigtownshire Joint in 1921. Most boxes along the line were built to G&SW designs.

The Portpartrick & Wigtownshire was taken over by the London, Midland & Scottish in 1923.