Severn & Wye Railway


Severn & Wye 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 Severn & Wye Railway was signalled in 1875. Various contractor’s designs were used for “proper” signal boxes although many stations had open lever frames.

The Severn Bridge Railway, which opened in 1879 and immediately became part of the Severn & Wye, was signalled by the Gloucester Wagon Company.

Later, a couple of boxes were built to a freelance design, but then in 1894 the S&W was taken over jointly by the Midland Railway and the Great Western Railway and thereafter known as the Severn & Wye Joint. All boxes built after that date were to the standard designs of both companies.

At present I do not have any photographs that I can publish to illustrate any signal boxes on the Severn & Wye.

The S&WJ became part of the Great Western Railway in 1923.


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