Congleton Lower Junction

PHOTO GALLERY: NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE RAILWAY

Congleton Lower Junction

OPENED: -nk-     CLOSED: 1960s

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I know little about this interesting-looking signal box but it is certainly worthy of inclusion here.

Congleton Lower Junction SB
Dr J W F Scrimgeour collection, 1962

Notes that accompany this and other photographs of the area suggest this signal box was built by Saxby & Farmer although there is little to support or contradict that.

Congleton Lower Junction was on the Milton Junction to Congleton (Upper) Junction line, and controlled a short branch to Congleton Wharf. Before 1956, it had been reduced to the status of ground frame, locked by the Heath Junction to Congleton Junction single-line tablet.

The point rodding is, like Pratts Sidings, covered in by sloping timber where it leaves the box.

The photograph is actually credited to Dr Hollick, but (noting the date of his Pratts Sidings photograph) if that is the case he must have discovered the secret of eternal youth!

 

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