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SIGNALLING ON THE LINE SIGNALLING PLANS LATEST PROJECTS NEWS MATLOCK RIVERSIDE DARLEY DALE CROSSING BOX CHURCH LANE CROSSING BOX ROWSLEY SOUTH THE DEPARTMENT THE TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT Main Page BEFORE CLOSURE 1 BEFORE CLOSURE 2 BEFORE CLOSURE 3 SIGNALBOXES RECOVERED GLENDON NORTH RECOVERY LUFFENHAM MUSINGS BAMFORD MUSINGS S&T LINKS
Rowsley South is the northern terminus of the line at present and is the location of the new locomotive sheds,turntable, ever expanding carriage and waggon sidings as well as the home of the L.M.S and Heritage Shunters Trust stock depots.The station and yard are controlled by three ground frames at present,though these are planned to be accomodated into one large frame using the redundant ex Bamford signalbox which sat at Darley Dale for many years unused,which will house the ex Barrow Hill Up Sidings turnover leverframe, a unique frame in preservation in the UK and Rowsley will be the only fully working example ,the frame was kindly donated to us via the National Railway Museum in York together with point operating equipment which used to work of a similar leverframe from Sandy upon the eastern region of British Ralways.
At present Rowsley South is operated signalling wise from two ground frames which control access to the shed and yard to the north end and the sidings to the south end, a fourth ground frame controls the Parkside points on the Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway,other operational infrastructure at Rowsley includes our other ex British Telecomm mobile telephone exchange as well as the other half of the No signaller token system which controls the line between Church Lane and Rowsley (Northwood).
We are lucky during the restoration of Rowsley box to have had several visits from ex British Rail staff who both worked around Rowsleys cabins and upon the signalling maintenance side of things when the line was still open. (Below) one of the last train recorders based at Rowsley South cabin,Martin together with a train register book for the old box ,showing some of the trains that ran through and still used the shed sidings.