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The Midland Railway Butterley

Signal boxes in 2005         ( page 1 of 4 )

Midland Railway Butterley

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Swanwick Junction

 Swanwick Junction signal box from the  steps end.

Swanwick Junction from the Steps end.


This signal box is now named Swanwick junction and is at The Midland Railway Centre. This photo was taken in 2005. This signal box and its frame were  called Kettering Station when it was at  the staion of the same name on the Midland main line, where it had opened in 1913. it was reopened at the Midland Railway Centre around 1990 as Swanwick Junction and is used today to control the trains.

Swanwick Junction signal box.

View from the other end of Swanwick Junction signal box.



As the name says this railway is all about the Midland Railway. Its main site is at Swanwick Junction, were it has a large collection of steam and diesel locomotives and about four or five signal boxes,and all sorts of bits and bobs.

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Pages on signal boxes at the Midland Railway Butterley
Midland butterley 
 signal boxes 1

Swanwick Junction signal box

Midland butterley signal boxes 2

Butterley CF signal box

Midland butterley signal boxes 3

Hammersmith signal box

Midland butterley signal boxes 4


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List of the Signal Boxes on this site

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Page updated 20/12/2014




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Signal Boxes

Swanwick Junction signal box

Butterley CF signal box

Hammersmith signal box

Linby Station and Linby Colliery Sidings signal boxes