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Photo: Peter Worthington
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Item #: 21686
1963. Photo taken from Whelley Jct. signal-box.

Comment by: Harry Gardner on 23rd October 2012 at 21:08

Whelley Jct must have been a great place to work back then,perched high on top the embankment with a fine view of the Douglas Valley below.
Even in bad weather it must have been a cosy place to be with the fire roaring away,the rain beating down on the windows & the wind howling through the telegraph wires outside.
Did Whelley Jct Signal Box have a night shift??,or did the place switch out overnight?

Comment by: Peter W. on 24th October 2012 at 01:58

Whelley had a night shift, if I remember rightly the last shift was saturday night at 22:00 and next one was monday at 06:00, the pic. of me at the desk, if you look at the clock on the wall, it says 7:20, but it's a 12 hour clock. Balshaw Lane closed and opened at those times

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