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Crosfields Crossing

Crosfields Crossing

Crosfields Crossing signal box 3 signal (Home Down Goods) slotted with Littons Mill Crossing signal box 1 lever (Down Main Slot) is carried on a tubular post with Monks Siding signal box 18a signal (down goods outer distant) slotted with Littons Mill Crossing signal box 2 lever (Down Home) below it and the signal box behind. Thursday 15th September 2011

Crosfields Crossing signal box was located by the Up Goods line alongside the level crossing at the end of Factory Lane in Warrington, and was a London & North Western Railway Company type 4 design fitted with an 18 lever London & North Western Railway Company Tumbler frame which opened in the early 1900s, replacing an earlier signal box in almost the same spot. The signal box was one of only a few type 4 design signal boxes fitted with 6′ deep operating floor window instead of the normal 4′ 6" windows. The signal box carries a London Midland & Scottish Railway Company post-1935 design nameboard which was removed when box was refurbished with uPVC cladding and windows in August 2007, being replaced by a modern nameboard reading Crosfields SB. The signal box closed on 9th July 2012 when absolute block working between Monks Siding and Arpley Junction signal boxes was replaced by track circuit block working and the level crossing was converted to closed circuit television operation controlled by Monks Siding signal box

The signal box carries a Network Rail nameboard which replaced a London Midland & Scottish Railway Company post-1935 design nameboard when box was refurbished with uPVC cladding and windows in August 2007

The signal replaced a similar signal at the same location in the early to mid-1990s

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Posted by Ingy The Wingy on 2011-09-23 22:11:26

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