LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Nuneaton
Birmingham New Street to Tamworth
LMS Route: Hampton in Arden to
Whitacre Station: mrwj1065
View of the LMS built Whitacre Junction Signal Box on 3rd
August 1969 one month prior to its closure. The signal box has a cat walk built
on all sides to enable the signalman to clean the windows on a regular basis.
The presence of two cast-iron chimney flues would indicate that the box was so
large that it required two stoves. The presence of the motorcycle reminds us
that for many signalmen based in rural areas that they often had to make their
own way to work. In years previous this might have resulted in their using
bicycles or even resorting to 'shanks pony' (e.g walking).