OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
Plus parts of the South Hams and West Devon
www.oldplymouth.uk
 

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: May 19, 2018
Webpage updated: May 19, 2018

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  LAUNCESTON BRANCH
BRANCH LINE, PLYMOUTH STATION (MILLBAY) TO LAUNCESTON STATION

LEE MOOR CROSSING SIGNAL BOX

Lee Moor Crossing Signal Box was opened at 1 mile 11 chains mile post mileage from Tavistock Junction by the Great Western Railway Company in 1895 at the point where the Lee Moor Tramway crossed the Great Western Railway Company's Launceston Branch.  It was not a block post.

Lee Moor Crossing Signal Box in Great Western Railway days.
  Mr F H C Casbourn.

The Box itself, which was 4 miles 65 chains from Plymouth Station (Millbay), was said to have been previously the Tavistock "B" Signal Box.  It was  timber built and contained a Messrs Saxby and Farmer 5-lever frame.  It was manned only as required when the horse-drawn wagons of the Lee Moor Tramway needed to cross.

The same scene in 1955, the year of closure.
  Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

Lee Moor Crossing Signal Box was taken out of use in January 1955.