The 1907 NER Falsgrave signal box, standing at the south end of platform 1 at Scarborough station, photographed on 28 September 2008. The grade 2 listed structure was the recent recipient of the Westinghouse Signalling Award as part of the National Heritage scheme. This followed a centenary 5-month, restoration project, carried out by Construction Marine Ltd in consultation with Network Rail and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which took it back to how it would have looked when new. According to signalman Mick Hewitt this is one of the largest surviving boxes in the country which still has its mechanical workings. In the box there are 120 levers connected by Victorian engineered interlock systems, around 60% of which are still operational with 40% in regular use. Notwithstanding the restoration project, Network Rail plans to close Falsgrave by 2010. Campaigners are hoping it can then be turned into a tourist attraction.

Location: Scarborough

Company: York to Scarborough Line (York and North Midland Railway)

Photographer: John Furnevel

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Date: 28/09/2008

Image number: 21981

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