East & West Junction Railway

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East & West Junction Railway

Click or tap the thumbnail for a description and photograph of each listed signal box. These are, in some cases, supplemented by other related pictures of the same box, denoted by the following icons:

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The uninformatively-named East & West Junction Railway came into being in 1871 linking Towcester with Kineton, extending on to Stratford-on-Avon in 1873. Proper signalling was not provided until 1885, when passenger services resumed after being suspended for ten  years for financial reasons.

Kineton

Most  boxes on the E&WJ route were built by the Railway Signal Company, although early boxes were Gloucester Wagon Company products – the related companies produced almost identical designs.

The E&WJ became part of the Stratford-on-Avon & Midland Junction Railway in 1909.

 

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