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The signal box featured in this video was commissioned in 1882 as a replacement for an earlier, smaller, signal box. It is classified by the Society as Saxby & Farmer, type 5*.

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Video Credits

Filmed by: John Lacy
Filmed on: Sunday 16 March 2014
Additional Material: Royal Train arriving at Eastbourne in 1903
photographer unknown, Paul Edwards collection

Block Shelf and Diagram 1945
photographer unknown, Kidderminster Railway Museum collection (046990)

Signal Box in 1977
photographer Ken Booth, © Signalling Record Society (KB1581)
Narrator: John Lacy
Signaller: Michael Callaghan
Title & End Music: Glow In The Dark (title), Memories (end credits) both © PacDV
Video Editor: John Lacy

Key Chronology

1849 Polegate to Eastbourne opened.
c1864 First signal box opened, type SF1b*.
by 1872 Absolute block working introduced.
1882 Second (replacement) signal box opened.
1911 Sykes' (special) Lock & Block to relocated loco shed introduced.
1935 New frame installed in signal box.
Electric train services introduced.
1991 Track circuit block introduced, controlled from an NX panel.
2013 Signal box listed, grade II.


* An explanation of these classifications will be found in "The Signal Box" and in volume 4 (Southern) of the Society's Signal Box Register series.

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