LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Nuneaton
Birmingham New Street to Tamworth
LMS Route: Hampton in Arden to
Whitacre Station: mrwj1165
An end elevation view of Whitacre Station's 1939 LMS signal
box which was responsible for the sidings as well as all main line workings.
The London, Midland & Scottish continued to use designs of its three major
constituents for some years before producing its own design. The LMS's own
signal box design, when it finally appeared, was a diplomatic mix of the
pleasant architecture of the Midland with the economy of the London & North
Western designs. The LMS was the only company to adopt the Railway Executive
Committee's 1921 approved design of lever frame - not an entirely surprising
decision as it was a direct development of the Midland Railway's design. Block
instruments, however, generally followed the individual pre-grouping railways'
practice. Courtesy of www.signalbox.org