LMS Route: Evesham to Birmingham
Broom Junction Station: mrbj540
This photograph of Broom Junction South signal box is
described by Bob Essery in his book "An Illustrated History of the Ashchurch to
Barnt Green Line - The Evesham Route" as the second signal box at this location
which opened on 9th October 1892. However image 'mrbj158' clearly shows the second box was of an
altogether different design as was its successor seen in image 'mrbj539c'. It is Mike Musson's contention therefore
that this box was actually the original 1879 structure.
The two members of staff appear to be shunters as one is
holding the long handled hook that was used to disconnect the couplings of
unfitted wagons. Interestingly this photograph shows little evidence of the
point rodding that is normally seen emanating from signal boxes to the points
and signals under its control.