Signalling Record Society
Castlerock had a signal box by the 1870s but the present Northern Ireland Railways design signal box dates from 1969 when it replaced its predessor which had been located at the Londonderry end of the station and took over control of the level crossing.
An interesting and unusual feature of the signal box was the access arrangement to the locking room. This consisted of a trap door in the operating floor and a short ladder downwards; no external access to the ground floor being provided. The trap door was usually hidden under the signalman's arm chair.
|Filmed by:||Phil Graham and John Lacy|
|Filmed in:||2015 and 2016|
|Video Editor:||George Duncan|
|1853||Line opened by the Londonderry and Coleraine Railway, crossing loop provided.|
|1861||Operation taken over by the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway.|
|1871||Londonderry and Coleraine Railway purchased 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.|
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