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Blood and Custard

Affectionately known as Blood and Custard, the actual colours used for the Signal Box livery were Lemon Chrome and Venetian Red. I know this to be true thanks to Dave Harris (www.derby-signalling.org.uk) who very kindly replied to my email request for information. 80 more words

Diary Entry

Duchy and Lancaster Quarries

On the Vale of Glamorgan railway line midway between Ewenny Quarry and Southerndown Road Station there used to be two small quarries on land owned by the Duchy of Lancaster. 640 more words

Wales

St Albans Signal Box

I’m not a railway enthusiast, but every time I pass this Grade II listed signal box, I have to admire its style.

This smart little building was constructed in 1892 by the Midland Railway, replacing an earlier box on the site, when the line was expanded from two to four tracks.   153 more words

Transport

New Street Signal Box - Birmingham

New Street Signal Box – Birmingham

Construction: 1964

Architects: Bicknall and Hamilton with R L Moorcraft

This delightful little building looks more like an abstract sculpture than a signal box. 89 more words

Architecture

Cefn Junction

Yesterday we took a stroll down the trackbed of the old Duffryn Llynfi and Porthcawl railway to the site of Cefn Junction where the signal box remains.  78 more words

Wales