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. 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".