Signalling Record Society - 50 Years
The signal box opened in 1930 as a replacement for the two previous boxes and as a preliminary to the rebuilding of the station, goods yard and the major remodelling of the layout. It is equipped with a Westinghouse A2 frame which over the years has changed from an essentially mechanically locked frame to one that mainly uses electrical locking.
The geographic location of the station can be seen on a current OS Map by following the link. The map will place the selected location at the centre of the map panel, roll the mouse over the icon(s) to reveal what they represent. Increase the scale using the scale selector on the left to separate closely positioned icons.
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|Filmed by:||Neil Mackay|
|Filmed on:||14 July 2017|
|Deputy Local Operations Manager:||Nick Wellington|
|Technical Advisor:||Charles Weightman|
|Video Editor:||George Duncan|
|1851||Ashford to St Leonards opened by South Eastern Railway including the station at Hastings.|
|by 1863||Block working in use by SER.|
|1891||Hastings East Yard and Hastings West Yard signal boxes opened.|
|1899||LCDR & SER form a joint committee to work the two companies as a single entity but both companies remain legally separate.|
|1909||Hastings East Yard and Hastings West Yard signal boxes replaced.|
|1930||New Hastings signal box opened, replacing both previous signal boxes.|
|1935||Brighton to Ore electrified by Southern Railway.|
|1977||Ore signal box closed, control transferred to Hastings.|
|1979||Hastings (Ore) to Rye changed to Tokenless Block working.|
An explanation of signal box classifications will be found in "The Signal Box" and in the Society's Signal Box Register series of books.
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