Whitechapel signal box

Whitechapel on the District Line was opened in 1951 and was fitted with a Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co Ltd 'N' Style miniature power lever frame, (frame No 198). A push button panel was added in 1959 with 11 pushbuttons to control Whitechapel Junction ELL and Shoreditch. 

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The Westinghouse 'N' Style lever frame is clearly visible with its 47 levers, above which is mounted the various consoles, which are shown below in detail. The Style 'N' power frame is mechanically interlocked between the levers with additional electrical lever locks as required. The frame was formed of 4 x 12 way making a total of {4x12}-1 = 47 levers, as the last “lever” space is unavailable. Taken 19th 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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A closeup of the Control Panel above the eft hand end of the lever frame. Taken 19th 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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The first panel of the track diagram Taken 19th 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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Panel 2 of the track diagram clearly shows the 2 island platforms that make up Whitechapel station. Taken 19th 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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Panel 3 of the track diagram shows Whitechapel Junction. Taken 19th 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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Another photograph of Panel 3 showing Whitechapel Junction Taken 19th 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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Later pictures of the lever frame controls Whitechapel and St. Mary's Junction on District line, push buttons control Shoreditch, after the Whitechapel & Whitechapel Junction on East London Line.
pictures reproduced by kind permision courtsey of District Dave's Web site.

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Diagram showing District line on bottom and East London Line on top. St. Mary's curve can be seen linking the two.
pictures reproduced by kind permision courtsey of District Dave's Web site.