Everglades Junction signal box

Everglades Junction signal box with its Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. Ltd. Style 'L' Power Lever Frame is a reconstruction of the whole lever frame from the original South Croydon signal box which was originally installed in 1955.

Everglades signal box is now used to controlĀ and operate the Cockcrow Railway along with Harwick Central, and 2 other signalboxes. Hardwick Central is also another Westinghouse installation. This true to scale live steam miniature railway is located at Chertsey near London.

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Above: The frame is a Westinghouse Style 'L' Power Frame which is all electrically locked. The frame was formed of 2 x 12 way and 1 x 8 way section which making a total of 31 levers, {2x12}+8}-1 = 31 levers, as the last “lever” space is unavailable. 6 of these levers worked the points, 15 signal levers operated the coloured light signals, and 10 spare levers when the frame was installed. This made the working lever total of 21.

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The Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. Ltd lever frame, with its indicators behind the levers, the 4 glass roundels showed the signal aspect, being Red, Yellow, Green & 2nd Yellow reading from bottom to top. The top indicator behind the signal lever is the "F" light and this became lit when the lever was normal, all points in the route correctly detected and all relevant track circuits clear. You could pull the lever at any time provided that the locking was correct but the signal would not clear unless the "F" light was lit before the lever was pulled. Clearly visible on the top of the lever frame are the 3 SR &/or BR 3 position block instruments used in conjunction with Cockrow Hill and Hardwick signalboxes

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Somebody likes their tea!! -  in a true signalbox fashion!

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Adjacent boxes

Hardwick {Station}
Cockrow Hill

The lever frame has been preserved by the Great Cockrow Railway located at Chertsey Surrey