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Douglas Bank Signal Box 1978
Douglas Bank Signal Box 1978
Photo: Lawrence Thorpe
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Item #: 18136
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.
Enjoy the photo(s)

Comment by: TONY COOK on 21st May 2014 at 13:08

Lawrence. Can I use this picture in my book, along with others you have taken. Kind regards your old mate Tony

Comment by: LThorpe on 28th May 2014 at 09:50

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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