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 signal box is on the site of Steam Town Carnforth named Selside

This signal box is on the site of SteamTown Carnforth and was named Selside when the site was open to the public.

At this time is was well painted and very well kept.

  I think this signal box came from Selside on the Settle to Carlisle line. 

 The photos on this page were taken during the open day at Carnforth in 2008.

I just hope that between 2008 when these photo were taken some of the wood has been painted and some glass put in to some of the windows in this box this box. And were are the steps?

Selside signal box

Selside signal box did not look any better from the rear in 2008



I have put  a link below to-- "60009 passes Selside signalbox on 27th May 2013" on Flickr. ---which I hope is still there.

The box looks in 2013 to be in an even worse state than 2008.  Thanks Peter for taking the photo.


Link to Photo of box in 2013 at


Link to a photo of this box when Carnforth Steamtown was open?


Does not the signal box look smart in this photo. The date on this photo says 2010, I think that must be wrong?


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Carnforth Steamtown was one of the main museum site in the UK till around 1997. The major features of the site is its ash plant and the Coaling tower.

These Open days were stopped in 1997 because of commercial activity and the amount of carriages and engines on the site

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List of the Signal Boxes on this site

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 Open Day in 2008
and about
Steamtown Carnforth in 1976
 Line up of steam locomotives in 2008
Openday in 2008
 Class 60074 +  Class 40145   Class 80259  + Class 55022 +   Class 47798
Openday in 2008
0-6-0ST Lindsy
0-4-0ST W.T.T 
 5972 Howarts  Castle
70013 Oliver Cromwell
Openday in 2008
37229 Jonty Jarvis
 20302 + 20307
47802 Pride of Cumbria
Openday in 2008
West Coast Railways
Class 37676 + Class 37685 + Class 33029 + Class 37706 + Class 47355 +  Class 37710
Openday in 2008
Rusty class 47s
Class 47525 +  Class 47236
Class 47?36 +  Class 47368 Class 47772
Openday in 2008
Rusty class 37s
Line of  class 37s +
Class 37517 + unnumbered 37+ + Class 37668
Openday in 2008
0-4-0 fireless steam loco+ the old shed + steam heat van?+ mark one sleeping car
Openday in 2008
Selside signal box
Openday in 2008
Carnforth Station Signal Box
Steamtown Carnforth in 1976
Flying Scotsman +  Midland Compound no.1000    +   LNWR 2-4-0 no790 Hardwicke + LNER 1306 Mayflower
0-4-0T no.12 and 0-4-0 crane tank Glenfield no.1   +   DB 012-104-6 + 80014 + yellow fireless steaam locomotive 



This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is on railways but it is not just onthe  trains but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was British Rail when I started taken photos.

This page and ten more are about the Carnforth open day held in 2008 and Carnforth Steamtown on the same site which is now closed

Today  names like East Coast, East Midland Trains GBRF and Virgin Trains are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not always mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More photos!