Signalling Record Society
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*.
The geographic location of Eastbourne's signal box 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.
|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)
|Title & End Music:||Glow In The Dark (title), Memories (end credits) both © PacDV|
|Video Editor:||John Lacy|
|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.|
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