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Photo: Peter Worthington
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Item #: 21701
Signal-box Whelley Jct. 1963. The telegraph system used to send /receive coded messages for the movement of traffic, and also for work to be carried out as and when required.

Comment by: Harry Gardner on 23rd October 2012 at 20:53

Nice photos pete,
I dont know if you ever noticed it at the time but the block in this particular photo is an earlier type of LNWR Fletcher block instrument to the other one that was in there,(its mounted on cast iron legs instead of the hollow tubular ones).
This block must have been the one that worked absolute block to Roundhouse?,(1 mile 903 yards away)
These are really great photos pete.
Never seen any interior photos of Whelley Jct SB before.

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