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Southern Railway 850 LORD NELSON

The National Railway Museum's former Southern Railway Maunsell A 4-6-0 'Lord Nelson' class locomotive number 850 LORD NELSON passes Falsgrave signal box departing Scarborough station with the Tuesday and Wednesday only 12:22 Scarborough to York ‘Scarborough Spa Express’ (2L52). Tuesday 11th August 1981

 

Falsgrave signal box is a North Eastern Railway type S4 design fitted with a 120 lever McKenzie and Holland Number 16 frame which opened in 1908 in connection with the expansion of the railway at Scarborough including the opening of Washbeck Excursion station. The signal box closed on 7th October 2010 although the official closure date when signalling passed to Seamer signal box was 1st November 2010.

 

The signal box and the adjacent signal gantry were awarded grade II listed building status on 19th March 1986 and while the signal box remains in situ the gantry was dis-assembled on 7th October 2010 for movement to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

 

McKenzie and Holland lattice signal gantry carrying Falsgrave signal box signal numbers (left to right) 13 (from siding line to up siding 3) with 14 signal (from siding line to up siding 2) and 15 signal (from siding line to up siding 1) below it, 63 signal (siding line to 50 signal or 9 signal), 17 signal (up main home 2) with 57 signal (along up main to 50 signal) below it, 25 signal (down main to up main), 30 signal (Down Main To Arrival Line) with 31 signal (Down Main To Departure Line) below it, and 99/109/105 signal (down main to A line/B line/C line) with 100 signal (down main to ? calling on) and a theatre route indicator below it

 

Beneath 17 and 25 signals were formerly Washbeck signal box 2 signal (up main distant). Washbeck signal box was closed in the late 1960s/early 1970s

 

Ref no 02310

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Taken on August 11, 1981