Colindale signal box

Collingdale signal cabin on the platform

Owen tells us the only thing that livened this box up was Northbound drivers putting out their billy cans for hot water. The kettle here was always on the go. You also got to know a great many drivers. It came in handy when you wanted a quick turn around. I think the guy in the door was was McTernant?
Picture is © of Owen Smithers and is reproduced with permission of © Owen Smithers.

Collingdale signal box interior in 1959

Colindale Signal Box 1952

Owen is seen here operating the frame in Colindale Signal Box 1952, after having his Barnet post claimed by another signalman on seniority. Luckily the other guy couldn't stick it and Owen was back at Barnet before the end of the year. Picture is © of Owen Smithers and is reproduced with permission of © Owen Smithers.