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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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I also thought it would be nice to try and put the Signal Box on the map - it is such a brilliant, friendly pub and we cannot wait to see everyone there supporting us.
Over the next decade the signal boxes of the UK will be consolidated into centralised control centres where a single computer will control vast areas of track, a far cry from the ticking behemoths of the New Street Signal Box.
Meanwhile, Meakin and Tinsley were escorted from the signal box by police as casualties were moved to hospitals across Lowland Scotland and north west England.
The decision was made after concerns were raised about Network Rail's plans to demolish the signal box.
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Paul also mentioned the SuperD freight locos which I recall struggling up Gibbet Hill in the night where the line near Wainbody Wood to Kenilworth was singled and where there used to be a signal box.
Network Rail plans to close and demolish the railway signal box on Station Road in the town and replace it with a modernised lighting system, which is controlled remotely.
A real-life train driver, Rory Kenny, explained the exhibits (I thought I was a railway buff until I met him) and the highlight of the tour was the 131-lever Exeter West signal box, restored to its full working glory with Bob Young re-enacting the great days of steam.
He was caught when police smelled booze on his breath at the Newtonhill signal box in Aberdeenshire.
I was a young signalman operating Tremains West signal box (long closed) at Bridgend.