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Burn Naze

Burn Naze signal box located by the Up & Down Goods line on the Down side of the line at Burn Naze. 19:55, Sunday 5th July 1987

 

Burn Naze South signal box was a second hand Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company standard design top fitted on a new brick base fitted with a 40 lever Railway Executive Committee frame opened by the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company in 1940. It was renamed Burn Naze on 9th December 1973 when double line absolute block working between Poulton No3 and Burn Naze North signal boxes was replaced by a single line between Poulton No3 and Burn Naze signal boxes worked by direction levers. The signal box was closed and replaced by four ground frames on 19th August 1987 when the line between Poulton and Burn Naze signal boxes was reduced to one train working

 

The signal box carries a London Midland & Scottish Railway Company post-1935 design nameboard.

The lower set of operating floor windows have been boarded over but whether this is how the signal box was built of a later modification I am unsure, they windows boarded over by 1974.

After the signal box's closure the lever frame was moved to the East Lancashire Railway

 

Note there was a previous Burn Naze South signal box between 1917 and the mid-1930s. It was a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company standard design built for the Preston & Wyre Railway located on the Up side of the line some distance north of the later signal box

 

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Taken on July 5, 1987