Charlestown Buffer

Location type

Names and dates

Charlestown Goods Signal Box (1894-1925)
Charlestown Buffer (1925-1993)

Opened on the Charlestown Railway.


This signal box was in the west of Charlestown a little to the location of the later Braeside Junction. The box controlled the connection between the line to the passenger station and the Charlestown Harbour sidings (laid out around 1896), which were approached from the north east.

The passenger station closed in 1926, and the box closed in 1925 just beforehand. The line remained open for goods until 1964 when it was cut back to a reversing spur at Braeside Junction for RNAD Crombie.


Junction signal box harbour