Rayners Lane signal box

Rayners Lane signal box was opened by London Transport in 1935. It was built to the London Transport Type design and was fitted with a 35 lever frame. Three switch panels were fitted, in 1975, in 1985, and the last in 1987. On of these panels, possibly the 1985 one, replaced the frame.

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Signalman on duty at Rayner Lane signalbox circa 1980, he controlled the junction between the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines by means of a Push-Pull lever frame.

These red & black route levers controlled both signals and points. The black point levers to the left of the Signalman (Harry Palmer) had to be centred if the yellow route control lever was reversed.

Picture is reproduced by kind permission of the © Henry Davidson

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Closeup of the track diagram showing the Piccadilly Line at the top and Metropolitan Line at the bottom. Picture taken in 1969 Picture is reproduced by kind permission of the © Henry Davidson

The 'N' Style lever frame at Rayners Lane is a Westinghouse Style 'N' Power Frame and was mechanically interlocked between levers with electrical lever locking, The frame was formed of 3 x 12 way section which making a total of 35 levers, {3x12}-1 = 35 levers, as the last “lever” space is unavailable.

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South Harrow sidings visible left on diagram. These were controlled by thumb switches visible left of lever frame below push buttons used to control South Harrow station. Circa 1970 Picture is reproduced by kind permission of the Henry Davidson. © Henry Davidson

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Diagram modernised to show red for trains. Control of South Harrow sidings transferred to Earls Court Control Room and control area extended west to Ickenham. Circa 1982 Picture is reproduced by kind permission of the © Henry Davidson

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Connection added at Ruislip between the Metropolitan Line and West Ruislip Depot. Connection and siding controlled by small push buttons visible to left of Train Register. Circa 1982 Picture is reproduced by kind permission of the Henry Davidson. © Henry Davidson

Raynes Lane since the frame was removed follow.

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Console 1, 1st February 1999. Picture reproduced by kind permission of © Peter Nichols, from Peters Rail Signalling Photo's web site located at http://peter4816.fotopic.net

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Console 2, 1st February 1999. Picture reproduced by kind permission of © Peter Nichols, from Peters Rail Signalling Photo's web site located at http://peter4816.fotopic.net

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Console 3, 1st February 1999. Picture reproduced by kind permission of © Peter Nichols, from Peters Rail Signalling Photo's web site located at http://peter4816.fotopic.net

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Track Diagram showing the large track area up to and including Uxbridge Station and depot. 1st February 1999. Picture reproduced by kind permission of © Peter Nichols, from Peters Rail Signalling Photo's web site located at http://peter4816.fotopic.net

A push button panel was installed in 1st May 1960 to control Northholt IMR
A second panel was installed and the box was re-named West Ruislip Temporary Control Centre on 9th December 1991.
A third panel was installed on 3rd August 1992. The original push button panel replaced by a panel on 9th November 1992, and the frame was replaced by a panel on 18th January 1993.

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Adjacent boxes

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