THE SIGNAL BOX

PHOTO GALLERY

GNR Somersault signal

Signal boxes of the
RHYMNEY RAILWAY

The Rhymney Railway had little outstanding to show with its signalling. All signal boxes built by McKenzie & Holland to their standard designs.

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The Rhymney Railway clearly regarded signalling as a necessary evil as their is no evidence of any effort being made to provide signalling until it was required by legislation. Even then, boxes were built as small as possible with few levers controlling minimal signalling. All boxes were built to McKenzie & Holland's post-1875 design.

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Ystrad Mynach SouthPage includes views of lever frame

Nearly all of the cabins were built with bases of locally quarried stone. This example is mounted part-way up an embankment where timber construction might have been easier.

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Caerphilly EastPage includes views of lever frame

An example built as late as 1913, Caerphilly East was the largest box on the Rhymney's system and was a brick-built example of Mckenzie & Holland's architecture.

The Rhymney concern became part of the Great Western Railway in 1923.