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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.

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Video Credits

Filmed by: Neil Mackay
Filmed on: 14 July 2017
Interviewer: Richard Pulleyn
Narrator: Luke Arnold
Signaller: Luke Arnold
Deputy Local Operations Manager: Nick Wellington
Technical Advisor: Charles Weightman
Video Editor: George Duncan

Key Chronology

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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