Lostwithiel signal box

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Lostwithiel signal box, August 2011

Lostwithiel signal box is a Grade II listed former Great Western Railway signal box, located on Lostwithiel railway station in Cornwall, England. The signal box is situated at the northern end of Platform 1, adjacent to the level crossing.

Bodmin branch[edit]

The single track of the Bodmin branch was controlled by an electric train staff until 28 December 1950, controlled by Bodmin Road Signal Box, after which an electric key token was used. Signalling on the branch was removed on 27 March 1968, after which points were operated by independent levers. After Bodmin Road Signal Box was closed on 30 May 1985, the lever frame controlling access to the Bodmin and Wenford Railway is now operated under the supervision of Lostwithiel signal box.[1]

Grade II listing[edit]

In July 2013, it was one of 26 "highly distinctive" signal boxes listed by Ed Davey, Minister for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, after a joint initiative by English Heritage and Network Rail to preserve and provide a window into how railways were operated in the past.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pryer, GA. Signal Box Diagrams of the Great Western & Southern Railways, Volume 14: GWR Lines Plymouth and East Cornwall. Weymouth: GA Pryer. ISBN 0-9532460-5-1. 
  2. ^ CGHollie (25 July 2013). "Historic signal boxes in Par and Lostwithiel are Grade II-listed". Cornish Guardian. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Railway signal boxes granted Grade II listed status". BBC News. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Historic railway signal boxes get listed status". The Guardian. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 

Coordinates: 50°24′25″N 4°39′57″W / 50.40700°N 4.66577°W / 50.40700; -4.66577