OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: May 23, 2018
Webpage updated: January 23, 2022

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  PRINCETOWN BRANCH
BRANCH LINE, YELVERTON STATION TO PRINCETOWN STATION

PRINCETOWN SIGNAL BOX

Princetown Signal Box with a train awaiting departure form the platform.
R M Casserley.

Princetown Signal Box, at the entrance to Princetown Station, was opened by the Princetown Railway Company on August 11th 1883.

The block section from Dousland Signal Box was operated by means of train staff and tickets until circa 1896 when the system was changed to Electric Train Staff.

Built of stone, the Box originally had a 14-lever frame but it was increased to 15 levers in 1913.  The lever frame was relocked circa 1928.  It was reduced to Ground Frame status in October 1932 and thereafter manned by a Porter/Signalman from Princetown Station

In 1891 the 29-years-old Signalman, Mr Richard S Wingett, was lodging with the Station Master in Station Road, Princetown.

Later Signalmen or Porter/Signalmen at Princetown Signal Box included Mr William Samuel H Toms, 1939 and Mr S Brokenshire, 1941.

Princetown Signal Box was closed on and as from Monday March 5th 1956.