London Transport Meseum Acton

The LT Museum depot at Acton works has at least 3 with its Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. Ltd. Style Power Lever Frame lever frames rebuilt and on display. These are from Elephant & Castle, Marble Arch along with part of Drayton Park which is being used by the Acton Miniature Railway which is located in the grounds of the museum

Holborn signal box was located in the station building. It was opened by London Transport in 1933 and was fitted with a 11 lever Westinghouse 'N' frame (frame number 176) which was replaced by a panel on 2st March 1994.

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

Elephant and Castle Westinghosue miniature power N style lever frame 1

General view of the whole lever frame unit, Picture taken in Acton Museum Depot 28th March 2009, where attempts are being made to preserve / conserve the lever frame, Picture copyright © Mark Adlington

Elephant and Castle Westinghosue miniature power N style lever frame 2

Close up view of the lever frame unit, Picture taken in Acton Museum Depot 28th March 2009, where attempts are being made to preserve / conserve the lever frame, Picture copyright © Mark Adlington

Elephant and Castle Westinghosue miniature power N style lever frame 3

Close up view of the lever frame unit, Picture taken in Acton Museum Depot 28th March 2009, where attempts are being made to preserve / conserve the lever frame, Picture copyright © Mark Adlington

Elephant and Castle Westinghosue miniature power N style lever frame 4

Close up view of the lever frame unit, Picture taken in Acton Museum Depot 28th March 2009, where attempts are being made to preserve / conserve the lever frame, Picture copyright © Mark Adlington

Notes from Steve Roberts
Steve Roberts worked as a guard at the Elephant and Castle and was able to give some details of the frame at least from the working as he remember it from the 1970's. The cabin code was 'BS' My thanks to Steve Robert,s for the following information.

The levers for the points were not in the frame at all, the normal or reverse indications were on the track diagram. In fact, there were no remote interlockings as far Steve is aware at Elephant & Castle.
Lever 1, the southbound home, was what was called a free lever, effectively the lever worked automatically when
reversed.
Lever 2 was a blank space.
Lever 3, when you saw it at the museum and indeed when I saw it in operation at E&C was spare (white) but had been a calling on signal located below signal 10.
Lever 4 was a shunt sounthbound from the northbound running road to the southbound (push) or northbound
(pull) platforms located to the north of the sissors crossing.
Lever 5 (push) was the shunt from the southbound platform to the southbound siding.
Lever 6 was the shunt from the northbound platform to either the southbound siding (push) or the northbound siding (pull).
Lever 7 was the southbound siding exit shunt signal to the southbound plantform (push) or the northbound platform (pull).
Lever 8 was the shunt from the northbound siding (pull) to the northbound platform.
Lever 9 was a blank space.
Lever 10 was the southbound inner home to the southbound platform (push) or the northbound platform (pull).
Lever 11 was the soundbound platform starter (push) and the northbound platform starter (pull).
Crossovers were numbered 101, 102 and 103.

Marble Arch
Marble Arch was a London Transport signal box which was opened in 27th April 1952. It was fitted with a an 11 lever Westinghouse Style 'N' miniature power lever frame, this installation replaced the previous 1900 Edwads O'Donnel 17 lever pnuematic frame. The box closed on the 9th December 1999 whne control passed to Wood Lane signalling control centre.

Marble Arch - Westinghosue miniature power N style lever frame 1

General view of the whole lever frame unit, Picture taken in Acton Museum Depot 28th March 2009, where attempts are being made to preserve / conserve the lever frame, Picture copyright © Mark Adlington

Marble Arch - Westinghosue miniature power N style lever frame diagram

Close up view of the lever frame unit, Picture taken in Acton Museum Depot 28th March 2009, where attempts are being made to preserve / conserve the lever frame, Picture copyright © Mark Adlington

Marble Arch - Westinghosue miniature power N style lever frame 3

Close up view of the lever frame unit, Picture taken in Acton Museum Depot 28th March 2009, where attempts are being made to preserve / conserve the lever frame, Picture copyright © Mark Adlington

Diagrams

none availiable.

Adjacent boxes

details to follow.