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signal box

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1. (Railways) a building containing manually operated signal levers for all the railway lines in its section
2. (Railways) a control point for a large area of a railway system, operated electrically and semiautomatically
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Noun1.signal box - a building from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway trains
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
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picturesque The unique signal box at Shelley inside views: David Gillooley on the stairs (above) and the lounge
All that is needed is a set of points and colour light signals connected to the signal box console.
The signal box located at Higgins and Main measures approximately 32 H x 20 W x 12 D.
A fence will be erected to separate the footpath from the railway lines for the first 300 metres of the Cob from the Porthmadog end to a point beyond the new signal box.
s burned out a disused signal box, say Network Rail.
Gordon Wilson, owner of Glendale Engineering and Glendale Properties at Wooler in Northumberland, has applied for planning permission to convert and extend an old railway signal box he owns at nearby Bendor into a house.
New sections of track have been added to ease congestion in the station and the operations of the station signal box have also been moved to Network Rail's new West Midlands Signalling Centre.
They're taking a man away from the signal box in Pencoed who can react immediately to any problems.
A spokeswoman for Network Rail said: "We believe it was an electrical fault with the power supply to the signal box but we're still investigating.
The former railway signal box measures just 8ft by 8ft.
Commuters were stranded on platforms and trains after the alarm was raised when smouldering cables were spotted in a signal box near Cardiff Central station just after 8.
Students and staff worked with the company to build a signal box and an equipment room at the station.