Kingswinford Signal Box

THE RAILWAY REINSTATEMENT ASSOCIATION

 

Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway

 

Wolverhampton & Kingswinford Railway

Kingswinford Junction Signal Box

 

After a long and at times busy history the atypical GWR signal box met a somewhat ignominious end, being burnt down by vandals 14 November 2001, eventually replaced by a ground frame. Today the site houses the electronics to operate the junction from the West Midlands signaling centre Saltley.

In this mid 1980's picture the busy Moor Street yard can be seen behind the junction of the former Wolverhampton & Kingswingford Railway and the signal box in the foreground

A somewhat derelict looking box taken shortly before the fire that lead to its total demise

Kingswinford Junction and Moor Lane Sidings

 

This is the junction where the Wolverhampton and Kingswinford Railway left the OWWR, see our W&KR page. Of note is that Network Rail might be assumed to still hold out hopes that the Womborne Branch could be reopened to Pensnett as a freight line or they would have disposed of the asset. The 2013 track map publication showing the alignment still in NR hands and yard leased to DB Shenker, the rail freight moving company.

 

The signal box met a somewhat ignominious end, being burnt down by vandals 14 November 2001, eventually replaced by a ground frame. Now the site houses the electronics to operate the junction from the West Midlands signaling centre Saltley.

Picture by kind consent of Paul all rights reserved

Taken from within the yard in the mid 1980's this picture shows the still busy Moor Street yard looking back at the footbridge from which pictures in the previous sections were taken

In this

Moor Street Bridge

Taken from Moor Lane bridge facing south the two loop sidings can be seenclearly despite the grass and saplings begining to take hold even though the site has only been mothballed for a short time

Considerabe new housing built right next to goods yard that would benefit from a reintroduction of a passenger serve on the alignment

Take from Moor Lane bridge looking north onto the site of the former Brierley Hill Station which was situated just to the fore of the distant road bridge

The road entrance to the yard with road bridge over the site Brockmoor Halt on the motnballed 'Wombourne Line' in the far distance

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