Williton Signal Box

Supporting replacement lever leads for Williton Signal Box

Replacement lever leads for Williton Signal Box

The Williton Signal Box is a Grade II listed building and the only original Bristol & Exeter box on the West Somerset Railway.

Lever leads in the Williton Signal Box have been replaced and changed over the years, leaving some old faded leads and some hardboard leads, plus the new Williton layout has required new lever leads on several of the levers, which are currently stuck on paper labels!   This situation is detracting from the education and heritage value of the signal box and so the WSRA Trustees have agreed to fund the project to supply a complete set of 25 new levers.

The new leads are being commissioned from a local engraver, and will copy the design, typeface and font of the old British Railways Western Region.

UPDATE - the new lever leads, funded by the WSRA, were installed on 3rd September 2018.  S&T team leader Peter Mann said "We are pleased with the final result, the leads look very good and they help to complete the WN loop extension project."

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The brand new lever leads installed and looking very smart indeed.

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The new lever leads lined up and ready for duty.

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The full set of brand newlever leads in Williton Signal Box

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The poor state of the old lever leads, including temporary labels

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A sample of the new lead on white traffolite, shown alongside the old lead from Westbury box

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The Previous full set of 25 lever leads in Williton Signal Box

Supporting the Heritage of The West Somerset Railway