Kingsmere East signal box

Kingsmere East signal box is on the Moors Valley Railway, at Moors Valley Country Park, Ashley Heath, Dorset

This signalbox combines both a full sized mechanical lever frame with 28 levers and a 12 lever section of the ex British Rail Gloucester Road Junction lever frame.

The Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. Ltd. Style 'L' Power Lever Frame section was added to accommodate signalling for the new carriage sidings and station avoiding line, this was were installed during 2005

The frame shown there is that which was located on the Central line and the siding was located between Holborn and Tottenham Court Road on the site of the closed British Museum station

Kingsmere East

Kingsmere East signal box opened in 1988 in time for the the railway to host the 71/4" Society AGM in 1988.
Although the signal box has been made-to-measure to suit the site, all the equipment within comes from old redundant signal boxes and was installed by the signalling department. Semaphore signals are used in the station area although the rest of the railway uses coloured lights for simplicity and convenience. The operating procedures provide an accurate and interesting visual demonstration of railway signalling operations. Picture courtesy of Neil Henderson of the Moors Valley Railway, and copyright © Neil Henderson 2005.

Kingsmere East

Pictured above is a good general view of the interior of the signalbox looking towards the station The main signal lever frame, for example, came from Becton Gas Works in East London, with bells, bell pushes, and other instruments obtained from Collectors Corner at Euston, which specialised in the sale of redundant BR equipment. Picture courtesy of Neil Henderson of the Moors Valley Railway, and copyright © Neil Henderson 2005.

Kingsmere East

The Westinghouse Style 'L' Power Frame which is formed of 1 x 12 way section. whose numbering starts at lever 29, as lever 28 is the last lever in the mechanical frame. 3 of the Westinghouse levers work the points, 4 signal levers operated the signals, and there are 5 spare levers when the frame was installed. As can be seen the frame was installed without its electrical locking as there was insufficient room available. Picture courtesy of Neil Henderson of the Moors Valley Railway, and copyright © Neil Henderson 2005.

Kingsmere East

Another view of the interior looking from the door, this shows all the mechanical lever frame with the Westinghouse lever frame at the near right hand end. The NX Panel at the other end is shown in more detail below.. Picture courtesy of Neil Henderson of the Moors Valley Railway, and copyright © Neil Henderson 2005.

Kingsmere East

NX Panel detail for the Lakeside Station area. Picture courtesy of Neil Henderson of the Moors Valley Railway, and copyright © Neil Henderson 2005.

Diagrams

none availiable.

Adjacent boxes


There is only one adjacent signal box, this is called Kinsgmere West and is located that the other end of the station.