Annat Signal Box

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Annat Signal Box (1964-2013)

Opened on the Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway).

Description

This signal box opened in 1964, replacing that at Camus-na-ha Sidings to the west. The box controlled Annat West and Annat East level crossings and the entry into Scottish Pulp and Paper Mills which had led to its opening. It was located on the north side of the line.

The box was originally flat roofed and was later fitted with a peaked roof. It seems this box was relocated from Kinglassie Colliery.

The siding into the mill ran started just west of the west level crossing and ran west, then south and finally east to serve the southern part of the site where there was a series of sidings. There was a ground frame at the point of junction.

The box became a gate box in 1987.

The box closed in 2013, largely redundant after the closure of the mill in 2005.

Tags

Signal box

Books

All Stations to Mallaig!: West Highland Line Since Nationalisation
History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Rannan Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean =: The West Highland Line
The Mallaig Railway: The West Highland Extension 1897-1901 (RCAHMS Broadsheet)
The Story of the West Highland

The Story of the West Highland: The 1940s LNER Guide to the Line

The West Highland Mallaig Extension in B.R.Days

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)

West Highland Extension: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Railway
West Highland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands v. 1): West Highland Railway v. 1