Stopham Road signal box

Stopham Road with its Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. Ltd. Style 'L' Power Lever Frame is a new signal box that has been created on the South Downs Light Railway at Pulborough in Sussex. The signal box has physically been in existence for some years, but it has been refurbished when the railway was rebuilt. The lever frame was assembled from donated parts form several benefactors, so the lever frame does not have a 'history of where it came from.

Stopham Road signal box exterior on th eSouth downs light railway

The exterior of the signal box complete with fire buckets looks a real treat. the signal box is located at the main station. Picture by curtsey of Mark Adlington

Stopham signal box inetrior

The neat interior inside the signal box, the area to the right are the track circuit relays, next to the window. The frame is made from donated parts from several Style 'L' Power Frames The frame now comprised 8 x 2 segments making 16. 8 signal levers operated the semaphore, there are 5 spare levers and one Ground frame lever .
Picture by curtsey of Mark Adlington

Stopham signal box lever frame

A close up of the levers, notice the brown ground frame release lever No.16 Picture by curtsey of Mark Adlington

Stopham signal box diagram

Another close up, this time for the track diagram and signal indicators. Picture by curtsey of Mark Adlington

Stopham Road station crest

The SDLR crest in the station canopy which stands for South Downs Light Railway. The signal box is immediately behind the 2nd roof truss behind the crest. Picture by curtsey of Mark Adlington

South Down light railway train

Not strictly signalling, but nice anyway, this narrow gauge locomotive is named 'Pulborough' , this is one of around 10 locomotives, there is a good mix of standard gauge locos as well as narrow gauge on the site.
Picture by curtsey of Mark Adlington