Signalling Record Society
This video covers all three corners of the Norton Triangle plus Norton-on-Tees station. Opened in 1870, Norton South and Norton East are now the oldest block post signal boxes on the national network.
The geographic location of the Norton area 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:||Neil Mackay & Dafydd Whyles|
|Filmed in:||May 2015|
|Local Operations Manager:||Andy Thaxton & Team|
|Signallers:||John Forrest (Norton South)
Robert Moreland (Norton Station)
Danny Watchman (Norton East)
|Video Editors:||Derek Young|
|1833||Clarence Railway opened from Ferryhill to Port Clarence with a branch to Stockton.|
|1835?||First Norton Junction station opened roughly on site of 1870 Norton South Junction.|
|c1837||Norton Junction station opened at site of 1841 Norton South Junction.|
|1841||East to South curve opened at Norton-on-Tees.|
|1843||Stockton & Hartlepool Railway took over operation.|
|1852||West Hartlepool Harbour & Railway absorbed both Clarence and Stockton & Hartlepool companies.|
|1865||West Hartlepool Harbour & Railway vested in North Eastern Railway.|
|1870||Signal Boxes opened at Norton West, Norton East and North South. Original East to South curve closed, replaced by curve on new, less sharp, alignment. Second Norton Junction station closed. Third Norton station opened some way east of Norton East Junction.|
|1872||Signal Box opened at Norton station.|
|1901||Norton station renamed Norton-on-Tees.|
|1921||Norton West signal box replaced.|
|1960||Norton-on-Tees station closed.|
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