Enfield Lock Signalbox

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Enfield Lock Signalbox

Post by locojoe » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:05 am

Does anyone know when the signalbox which was situated on the down platform at Enfield Lock was demolished.
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Re: Enfield Lock Signalbox

Post by locojoe » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:31 am

locojoe wrote:Does anyone know when the signalbox which was situated on the down platform at Enfield Lock was demolished.

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Re: Enfield Lock Signalbox

Post by BHornsey » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:17 pm

Hi Alan.

I can't say for sure. After electrification in 1968 it was retained to work Ordnance Road level crossing.
Control of the crossing then transferred to Brimsdown (along with Northumberland Pk LC & Copper Mill Jcn) when Temple Mills W box closed which would make it around 1986ish (I was a relief signalman in the area at that time). I don't remember at what point after that it was demolished.

Does this help?

Brian

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Re: Enfield Lock Signalbox

Post by AndyRush » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:01 pm

BHornsey wrote:Hi Alan.

I can't say for sure. After electrification in 1968 it was retained to work Ordnance Road level crossing.
Control of the crossing then transferred to Brimsdown (along with Northumberland Pk LC & Copper Mill Jcn) when Temple Mills W box closed which would make it around 1986ish (I was a relief signalman in the area at that time). I don't remember at what point after that it was demolished.

Does this help?

Brian
I have the box reduced to a gate box wef 13.01.1969 and closed completely 08.11.1987, but nothing on its actual demolition date

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Re: Enfield Lock Signalbox

Post by locojoe » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:06 pm

BHornsey wrote:Hi Alan.

I can't say for sure. After electrification in 1968 it was retained to work Ordnance Road level crossing.
Control of the crossing then transferred to Brimsdown (along with Northumberland Pk LC & Copper Mill Jcn) when Temple Mills W box closed which would make it around 1986ish (I was a relief signalman in the area at that time). I don't remember at what point after that it was demolished.

Does this help?

Brian
Thanks Bryan and Andy. I live not far from Enfield Lock and someone asked me if I knew when the signalbox was demolished. Thanks to you chaps I can now give him the info.
Bryan a chap who lived across the road from me was a signalman in your area, his name was Alex/Alec Keegan, he liked a drink, did you know him. Alex/Alec died a few years ago, he was a regular in the "Railwy Inn" next door to Enfield Lock station.
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Re: Enfield Lock Signalbox

Post by BHornsey » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:25 am

Alan.

I did know Alec quite well; he was at Seven Sisters when I started but lost track of him when I moved out of the area. I'm sorry to here he passed away.

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Re: Enfield Lock Signalbox

Post by ChrisCock » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:43 pm

Only just come across this one! The demolition date was 7/8 November 1987. It was there on Friday 6/11/87 when I passed by train but had gone by the morning of Monday 9/11/1987. I assume demolition was to make room for the CCTV camera post etc. when control moved from local to Brimsdown by CCTV on 8/11/1987.

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