Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

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Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by Alrich » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:28 pm

My Great grandad ALEXANDER RICHARDSON was listed as signalman at Alnmouth Alnwick from the NT days to LNER in 1937. I have been given pics of his name listed on the honor board in the bookshop at Alnwick. If anyone has any info especially a picture of him at any stage of his tenure I would love to see it.
I live in Western Australia so you will have to email !
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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by 52D » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:34 pm

Alan if you have facebook let me know via a PM and i will put you in touch with a current Alnmouth signalman.
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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by Alrich » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:13 am

Hi Thanks for that!
email me alanph@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/alan.malcolm.37

Much appreciated.
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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by PinzaC55 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:08 pm

I have the clock from Alnmouth South signalbox hanging on the wall above my computer now.

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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by Alanprvt » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:26 am

Wow, just wow. Any pics of the turn of the 20th century?

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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by richard » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:11 pm

How things change!

Even allowing for the removal of the junction, it seems so much more complicated than it is now (or was when I picked someone up from the station in the late 90s).
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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by 52D » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:17 am

I think pic is dated 1907 after a resignalling, note the district signal engineers petrol car in the road next to the shed. Nowt complex about the layout a road from the shed to the down main and the Alnwick branch connections which either led to platform 3 or 1 depending if the train was a local or a through train to Newcastle and points south.
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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by PinzaC55 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:49 am

Nice view of the throat of the shed here, note there are 2 sets of 3 way points. It looks as though there are a number of gas bottles lying beside the track or am I mistaken ?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8755708@N07/16322550987

Also several views of the station here with a few colour photos by the late John Boyes showing detail of the signals being replaced by colour lights.

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/a ... teresting/

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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by Alrich » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:56 am

Fascinating...and thank you!!!!
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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by Alrich » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:59 am

That could well be GG in the signalbox....thanks muchly...a bit of photoshop magic called for here...I will post the results!
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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by Trestrol » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:54 pm

Alnmouth signal box is the oldest box on the ECML.

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Re: Alnmouth Signalman 1890-1937

Post by Alrich » Mon May 01, 2017 2:35 am

Thank you for that info!
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