Signal Box

Waverley East, Edinburgh

 

Waverley East Sgnal Box, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the David Hey Collection

 

 

Signal Box

Waverley East, Edinburgh

The initials LNER (London & North Eastern Railway) appear on the track diagram in the background.

This suggests that the photograph was taken before 1945 when Britain's four large railway companies, LNER, LMS, GWR and SR, were nationalised to form British Railways, or perhaps it was taken in the early days of British Railways, before they got around to removing the LNER name from the track diagram.

 

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1.

Ray Graham

Billingham, Durham, England

Thank you to Ray Graham who found this photo on the EdinPhoto web site and wrote:

Waverley East Signal Box

"I worked in Waverley East Signal Box in the late-1960s, as a TR Boy**. 

Waverley East Sgnal Box, Edinburgh

I think I worked with the two men in this photo:

-  The man in the back was Durwood.

-  The and the grey haired man was Jock."

Ray Graham, Billingham, Durham, England:  May 16, 2014

Hi Ray:

Thanks for your comments.  Can you tell me what a 'TR Boy' was?

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 17, 2014

 

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2.

Ray Graham

Billingham, Durham, England

Thank you to Raymond Graham for replying to my question at the end of his Recollections 1 above.

Raymond wrote:

TR Boy's Duties

"As a 'TR Boy', I noted and recorded every train that entered Edinburgh, both goods and passenger.

I also informed the announcer in the station that she could announce the train's arrival,

Happy days!"

Ray Graham, Billingham, Durham, England:  May 17, 2014

 

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3.

Ron Dingwall

Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Ron Dingwall who wrote:

Waverley East Signal Box

"I was interested in the photo posted recently of Waverley East Signal Box."

Waverley East Sgnal Box, Edinburgh

"After working in the signal box at Manuel, my Father-in-law, William Forbes, became a signalman in the Waverley East box, from the late-1960s until the box closed and he transferred to the new Signalling Centre when it opened until he retired in 1984.

Here are two photos:

1.  a shot of him at the 'Frame', taken for The Railway Magazine.   As you can see, the LNER board was never replaced before closure.

2.   a shot taken when my Father-in-law was at Haymarket Central Signal Box in the 1960s.  The other signalman on the levers was Janson (I think).

Ron Dingwall, Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland:  May 19, 2014

*** Photos from Ron

I was interested to see the photos that Ron sent to me, but unfortunately I've not been able to add them to the EdinPhoto web site because I don't have copyright permission to add them to the site.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 19, 2014

 

 

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