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Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:47 am
by colin61
Can I ask if anyone in the group has a copy of the NERA publication “A History of North Eastern Railway Signalling”? As part of my ongoing researches into Corbridge station, one item I am missing some details on is the Signal Box which burnt down in 1957 ( reckoned to be a birds nest fire lit up by sparks from an engine ) . I know it was an NER type N5 overhead and I have a number of partial photographs looking from the West and South but am lacking detail info from the North and East . There is of course the drawing of Wylam in one of the volumes of a North Eastern Record and plenty of pics of other NER overheads....
Anyway the NERA signalling book is sold out and I am hoping someone on here might have one and can take a look at the book and see if there are any details or snippets related to the original NER Corbridge signal box?
Thanks in advance,
Colin.

Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:00 am
by Albert Hill
Located over eastern platform ends, access stairway onto Hexham platform just before the running board, the box being on that side.

Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:10 pm
by colin61
Thanks Albert - yes it was ( I will post extract from NER track drawing from Railtrack archives ) - and I have managed to gather a number of partial photos ( will post samples ) - but pretty much only taken from the West/South West and one showing the roof from the South. Was your input based on what is in the book or should I try further to get hold of a copy?

Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:12 pm
by colin61
65103Special FlowerSpecialCorbridgeJune1956.JPG
Corbridge Drawing Extract for DIscussion 20181020.JPG
Corbridge Signal Box Destroyed Fire 1957 NER COttages Demolished 1970s.jpg
corbridge_13.jpg

Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:14 pm
by colin61
View of Corbridge with SB Roof.jpg
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Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:21 pm
by colin61
BTW - this is the source for the date of the fire.

Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:29 pm
by colin61
Details the fire - Birmingham Post and Gazette
Extract.JPG
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10th January 1957 - reposting to replace previous PDF file as I realised that was probably a bit large - but now turns out I cannot delete that one...

Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:54 pm
by Albert Hill
Input based on my recollection not the book.

Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:55 am
by West_Stanley
I'm not sophisticated enough to load a photo directly here (tried clicking on the "insert image" icon), but if you are, you're welcome to post it properly. Here's the link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/60292162@ ... ed-public/

Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:12 am
by colin61
Yes - that's the 14th August 1955 J21 on a Station Flower Special pic - I have seen several pictures of the box from that angle ( - and several of the flower specials from 1955 and 1956 - seems to have been a popular train to photograph.... )

Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:53 pm
by LilacCat
Hi, the North Eastern Railway Association are thinking of doing a reprint of "A History of North Eastern Railway Signalling" if there is enough demand.

If you're interested please e-mail 'facsimilie-sales@ner.org.uk'

Re: Corbridge Signal Box details?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:23 am
by colin61
Hi LilacCat - Mail sent re reprint - definitely will buy one!