Signalling Record Society
Astley controls a short section of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and guards a small level crossing on a minor road in the middle of Chat Moss. Although the signal box releases the gates of the crossing, the gates themselves are worked by the road users.
The geographic location of the 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 lines and icon(s) to reveal what they represent. Increase the scale using the scale selector on the left to separate closely positioned icons.
|Filmed by:||Andrew Gardiner|
|Filmed on:||Tuesday 21 June 2016|
|Local Operations Manager:||Ian Hammond|
|Crossing User:||Allen Lewis|
|Video Editors:||Andrew Gardiner & George Duncan|
|17 September 1830||Liverpool & Manchester Railway opened.|
|c1844-1845||Astley Station opened.|
|8 August 1845||Liverpool & Manchester Railway became part of the Grand Junction Railway.|
|16 July 1846||Grand Junction Railway became part of the newly formed London & North Western Railway.|
|7 May 1956||Astley station closed.|
|1972||Present Astley signal box opened. British Railways, London Midland Region design replacing the previous signal box which was located on the other side of the crossing, same side of the line.|
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