Dalmuir Park

PHOTO GALLERY: NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY

Dalmuir Park

OPENED: 1897      CLOSED: 1989

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Before you read on, I need to apologise for the quality of the photographs and their inability to demonstrate the description below. I made a special journey to photograph the interesting architecture of this signal box but it proved impossible to get a decent photograph. You will have to use a little imagination!

Dalmuir Park SB
John Hinson, 1988

Known as Dalmuir Junction until 1952, Dalmuir Park signal box was erected in 1897 when the station was relocated. The box controlled the junction where the Argyle line from Glasgow and North Clyde line from Edinburgh merge to head north towards Craigendoran and the West Highland line.

The signal box was one of the few erected by the North British Railway with gabled roofs, but more interesting – and hard to see in these pictures – were arched operating floor windows along the front wall.

Dalmuir Park SB
John Hinson, 1988

In connection with electrification of the line, the all-brick signal box was fitted with a new 35 lever frame supplemented by switches for the colour-light signalling in 1959.

Dalmuir Park signal box closed on 2nd July 1989 when control of the area passed to the new signalling centre at Yoker.

 

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