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17 September 2017
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20 January 2017

Signalling Record Society

FARSAP logo Portrush

Portrush had a signal box by 1884 but the present Northern Counties design signal box dates from 1923. The lever frame remains inside and usable. Some time after regular steam trains ceased the signal box became normally unstaffed, only openeing as required to allow the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) steam excursions to be handled. In 2016 the box officially closed and became a ground frame.

Although the signal box had been redecorated and reglazed, it hadn't taken vandals long to break some of the windows!


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Video Credits

Filmed by: Phil Graham and John Lacy
Filmed in: 2015 and 2016
Narrator: Phil Graham
Video Editor: George Duncan

Key Chronology

1855 Line constructed and opened by the Ballymena and Portrush Railway.
1861 Taken over by the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway.
1903 Amalgamated with the Midland Railway and administered by the Northern Counties Committee.
1903 Northern Counties Committee became part of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway.
1948 Northern Counties Committee transferred to British Transport Commission, Railway Executive.
1949 Northern Counties Committee sold to Ulster Transport Authority.
1967 Became Ulster Transport Railways.
1968 Became Northern Ireland Railways.
1996 Translink created to integrate rail with Ulsterbus and Citybus.

 


Can you help?

The project would love to hear from you, especially if you worked or still work in a signal box, and you are willing to provide reminiscences and / or pictures. Please contact the webmaster in the first instance.