Sunday, 23 October 2011

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

The current Embsay Station signalbox (so called as there was also an Embsay Junction signalbox) is not the original structure from the line's opening in 1888. This 'box was replaced in 1923, at the dawn of Grouping, for reasons not fully known, although it was assumed that the box tried to slip down the embankment! This 1923 replacement (a Midland 4D wooden signalbox, although opened under the LMS) is still standing, following a very thorough rebuild, and still controls Embsay Station. It is now busier than at most times during its history!

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