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Douglas Bank Signal Box 1978   Comments: 2
Photo: Lawrence Thorpe   Item #: 18136  
Douglas Bank Signal Box 1978

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  A photo taken in 1978 when i was a signalman at douglas bank box,showing the 40 lever all timber L&Y signal box that was situated on the wigan to southport line close to railway street underbridge & on the up side of the line.
this box was built in 1904 by the L&Y & was finally closed by BR after being badly damaged by fire in a vandals arson attack that took place in november 1984 (when the box was switched out overnight).
after the box was abolished a large portion of it was recovered for restoration & preservation in the way we were museum at wigan pier,but the since the museum closed a few years ago it has been dismantled & is in storage at an unknown location & awaiting a new home.
Sorry but i cant reply to any comments as a friend has scanned in & uploaded this shot (& the other photos) on my behalf.
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Comments by TONY COOK, 21st May 2014  tony.cook75@yahoo.com 
Lawrence. Can I use this picture in my book, along with others you have taken. Kind regards your old mate Tony

Comments by LThorpe, 28th May 2014  
Hi Tony, good to hear from you,help youself to use my photos in your book,Look forward to it coming out.Lawrence

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