Whitehaven, Cleator & Egremont Railway


Whitehaven, Cleator & Egremont 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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Despite being one of the lesser railways in the Cumberland industrial network around Whitehaven and Workington, the Whitehaven, Cleator & Egremont Railway was well signalled in the 1870s.

Rowrah No1

Early boxes, such as this one, were provided by Stevens & Sons.

Moor Row No1

After the London & North Western Railway took over the line (soon becoming joint with the Furness Railway), all boxes were built to L&NWR designs. This is a particularly late example.

The WC&ER sold out to the L&NWR in 1877, becomong joint with the FR in 1878.


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