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signal box

1. a building containing manually operated signal levers for all the railway lines in its section
2. a control point for a large area of a railway system, operated electrically and semiautomatically
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A train booker, incidentally, was a junior signalbox operative whose job was to phone signalboxes behind and in front of a passing train and then log the time and type of train that had passed.
The signaller was unaware of this since there is no lamp indication repeater in the signalbox.
Jo Smyth, of Network Rail, said TI18 had an electric lamp but could not always be seen from the signalbox.
And as his latest piece enjoyed its world premiere last week, he was in the middle of an eight-hour shift at his signalbox near Aberdeen.
The signalbox at Insch is my own private world and I really do love it there.
The Railtrack man closed his isolated signalbox when water supplies failed to arrive and walked a mile to the nearest road before driving home for a cuppa.