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Banbury Signal Boxes

Banbury North Box, 12 April

A small group of MDRS members visited the Banbury Signal Boxes, this view of the North Box's lever frame looking North, clearly shows the different functionality of the levers by colour, and the shorter levers which connect electronically.

(Mike Walker)

Banbury North Box, 12 April

This view is still in the North Box but looking South.

(Mike Walker)

Banbury South Box, 12 April

The MDRS group have now moved to the South Box, this is the view looking South.

(Mike Walker)

Banbury South Box, 12 April

The Spagnoletti instrument in the South Box dates from sometime in the late 19th Century, and is the last surviving example in service on Network Rail. As the plate shows, it is the receiving instrument from Banbury North for the Down Relief line(through platform 1), the moving disc has two positions, Line Clear and Line Blocked because this was normal practice at the time.

(Mike Walker)

Banbury South Box, 12 April

This view looking North from the South Box, again shows the shorter levers for electrical operation and the colour coding.

(Mike Walker)
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