Spinney light railway and their signal boxes

The Spinney Light Railway with its Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. Ltd. Style 'L' Power Lever Frame is run as a private railway by Alan and June and a dedicated team of enthusiasts, for their own enjoyment and the pleasure of our visitors. The Friends of the Spinney Light Railway include several individuals who were involved with the railway when it was first constructed in 1973 by Mr Joseph Ballantine Dykes, and have been instrumental in shaping the development of the railway ever since

spinney light railway signal box exterior

There are four signal boxes, and three main stations with two tunnels and a branch-line offering a significant challenge, as there are 200ft of 1 in 30 incline. There are many examples of authentic practice including a fully functional token system, and communication between the four signal boxes is by traditional bell codes.

spinney light rialway signal box interior

Pictured above is the Westinghouse Style 'L' Power Frame formed of 1 x 12 section. from the picture there are two spare white levers and two point levers, the remaining eight levers are for signals. At this stage its origins of the lever frame section are not known.

Spinney Light Railway Train

Not strictly signalling, but nice anyway, this is one of the fleet of standard gauge and narrow gauge locomotives at the Spinney light railway. The SE&CR 0-6-0 locomotive is nearly ready to depart with its scale freight train.