Baker Street signal box

Baker Street signal box was opened by the Metropolitan Railway in 6th A|pril 1924. It was built to their Type 4 design and was fitted with a 39 lever Westinghouse 'K' frame (frame number 19). The box was closed in 11th June 1988.

Baker Street signal box taken in 1988, external view

The exterior of the signalbox taken on 23rd March 1998 several years after closure.
Picture by kind permission of © David Ingham.

Baker Street signal box taken around 1924, with its Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co. Ltd style 'B' miniature power lever frame photograph

We think this is the orignal 'B' Style lever frame in the photograph above, it is shown as a historical photograph, and it is interesting to compare the differences to the 'K' sytle frame below. The picture is taken from a railway journal presumably around the opening of the signal box in 1924.

Baker Street signal box taken around 1950's, with its Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co. Ltd style 'K' miniature power lever frame photograph

bove is an original black and white photograph of Baker Street probably taken around the time the new lever frame was commisionef in the orignal signal box. The frame is a Westinghouse Style 'K' Power Frame and was mechanically interlocked between levers with electrical lever locking, The frame was formed of 2 x 12 way sections, plus 2 x 8 way sections, which making a total of 39 levers, {2x12}+{2x8)-1 = 39 levers, as the last “lever” space is unavailable. 12 levers levers worked the point, and 20 levers worked the signals with 7 other levers being provided.
Picture by kind permission of © Graham Floyd.

baker street signal box 1964

Lever frame pictured in 1964. Picture by kind permission of © Arthur Huckle

baker street signalmen 1964

Above shows the signal man Jim Lester and the line man plus ove rthe back you see the platform indicators which as box boy had to operate Arthur Huckle says "I worked in this cabin as a 15 yr old boy for two years and I have even worked the frame" Picture by kind permission of © Arthur Huckle

Baker Street signal box taken around 1986, with its Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co. Ltd style 'K' miniature power lever frame photograph

This is a later picture from around 1986 showing a later track diagram and other amendments on top of the lever frame console.

Baker Street signal box taken around 1986, with its Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co. Ltd style 'K' miniature power lever frame photograph 2

A closer view of the lever frame and track diagram in 1987. Picture by kind permission of © Graham Floyd.

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