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13 July 2018
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Signalling Record Society

FARSAP logo  Knaresborough

Knaresborough signal box is one of a small number of signal boxes that was built as an 'extension' on the end of an established row of properties rather than as a 'free standing' structure. The box is also unusual in 2014 in that the mechanical lever frame has no white (spare) levers. The level crossing has remained manually operated and is primarily a pedestrian crossing of the line. However, the wicket gates are secured by the signaller for the passage of trains.

The geographic location of the signal box and crossing can be seen on a current OS Map. The map will place this 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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Video Credits

Filmed by: George Duncan
Filmed on: Saturday 13 September 2014
Narrator: Richard Pulleyn & Phil Graham
Signaller: Phil Graham
Video Editor: George Duncan

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Key Chronology

1851 York and North Midland Railway opened from their temporary terminus, through Knaresborough to a north facing junction south of Starbeck station.
1854 York and North Midland Railway become part of the newly created North Eastern Railway.
1964 Knaresborough Goods Junction to Boroughbridge closed.
1965 Knaresborough Goods Yard closed.
1973 Cattal to Knaresborough singled.

 


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