The Signalling Record Society
The signal box at Coleraine was opened as Coleraine Junction in 1924 and renamed Coleraine in 1938 when Coleraine South signal box closed. Inside an NX (Entrance-Exit) panel had replaced the Railway Signal Company lever frame in 1989. The signal box controlled the area from Slaght Level Crossing, just north of Kellswater, right through to Portrush, interfacing with Belfast Central and Castlerock. There is a busy road junction right in the middle of the level crossing which is quite unusual.
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|Filmed by:||Phil Graham and John Lacy|
|Filmed in:||2015 and 2016|
|Video Editor:||George Duncan|
|1855||Line constructed and opened by the Ballymena and Portrush Railway.|
|1861||Taken over by the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway.|
|1870s||First signal boxes at Coleraine.|
|1903||Amalgamated with the Midland Railway and administered by the Northern Counties Committee.|
|1903||Northern Counties Committee became part of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway.|
|1948||Northern Counties Committee transferred to British Transport Commission, Railway Executive.|
|1949||Northern Counties Committee sold to Ulster Transport Authority.|
|1967||Became Ulster Transport Railways.|
|1968||Became Northern Ireland Railways.|
|1996||Translink created to integrate rail with Ulsterbus and Citybus.|
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