Broadway Signal Box

When Broadway Station was initially opened a small wooden signal box with 13 levers was constructed at the end of the up platform. This was replaced by a 37 lever wooden signal box on the down side, just to the south of the road bridge.

It was intended that the signal box be rebuilt in its original location. The original design was of wood on very deep concrete foundations, due to the nature of the made up ground. .

Work has proceeded to develop a Signal Box design which is fit for purpose at Broadway. A review of function and features has concluded, subject to GWSR Board approval that a Great Western style Signal Box will be built on the up Platform(2) near the southern end. It will contain the 46 lever frame from Aller Junction. A sketch is shown herewith. The design has been taken from the platform signal box at Shirley(see below). It will probably be built in new bricks, unless the BAG can find a source of sufficient reds and blues of a common size and condition.


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