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Crow Nest Junction Now and Then.   Comments: 9
Photo: Colin Harlow   Item #: 24121  
Crow Nest Junction Now and Then.
  A 2013 photo of Crow Nest Junction Hindley, and a 1956 shot of the same site with the signal box sandwiched between eight running lines.
The signal box in the top photo is now closed and will be demolished.
Bottom photo by Signalling Record Collection.

 [<< Back] 9 user comment(s) below:-  [Leave a comment]

Comments by AP, 8th November 2013  
The impressive signal gantry visible in lower photo: there are some excellent pictures of this gantry about. Anyone in a position to post one? -- asks hopefully.

Comments by Dr Keith Tattum, 8th November 2013  
Well isn't that just marvelous? This is EXACTLY as I remember it with the signal box in the V of the tracks. Very many thanks for posting such an evocative photograph.

Comments by cullie, 8th November 2013  
sad sight to see i was there early hrs this morning and took some video footage of it i could'nt get in side the control room of the box but did manage to go underneath the box check it out with this link http://youtu.be/t0qTYm-Q3OY

Comments by Loz, 8th November 2013  
Very sad, Culle, most of the stuff robbed. How many levers did the box have at closure? And how many in the old box in its heyday??

Comments by Garry, 8th November 2013  
The bottom photo, which four track are in use today out all these. It looks a signal man's headache, how did they know what train direction to take. Look how wide the track bed is.

Comments by Loz, 8th November 2013  
Cullie, my query about the number of levers has been answered by baldylocks under one of the other Crow Nest pics.

Comments by Kev, 8th November 2013  
The signal box in the lower photo was better positioned...the signal man had a much better sight of train movement.

Comments by Mark L, 9th November 2013  
It looks like the top signal box is where the fast lines are on the bottom pic would have been.

Comments by David, 9th November 2013  
We take one step forward and fifty steps back, what's the point to close a Signal Box if the line is still being used?? Health and Safety should have steped in, and more important job loses, AGAIN. Our railways are being killed off.

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