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LMS Route: Rugby to Tamworth

Atherstone Station: lnwr_ath1735

View looking towards Stafford showing the entrance to Atherstone's Signal Box and part of the down platform on the left

View looking towards Stafford showing the entrance to Atherstone's Signal Box and part of the down platform on the left. The signal box was supported by a row of steel 'H' sectioned columns placed centrally along the length of the box with stability being provided by two sets of latticework located at either end of the box and anchored from two columns located on the down platform. Entrance to the signal box was also gained from the down platform with a catwalk being provided to cross the tracks. Whilst the girder box design was not unknown it was rare enough to prompt interest. Powell-Hendry and Preston-Hendry write ''what made the Atherstone example even more remarkable, was the superstructure, which possessed the extended roof and bargeboards of post-1904 LNWR boxes, but the shallower windows reminiscent of earlier designs".

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