THE SIGNAL BOX

PHOTO GALLERY

Southern Railway

NEW HYTHE

Opened: 1939

Closed: 2005

Location code: S43/16a

New Hythe signal box
Photograph by John Hinson, c1974

The box at New Hythe is effectively a baby version of Dorking - it is just too small to justify the curved corners and the additional accommodation space was not required.

It opened in 1939, controlling additional sidings for local industrial activity.

The box contains a Stevens & Sons frame of 20 levers, and at one time it was manned regularly as it controlled a level crossing. Since the closure of the crossing, the box has seen little use, although it is still maintained and available for use if required.

About the photographs

Comments about this article should be addressed to John Hinson



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