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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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THE feature on the old goods warehouse at Huddersfield railway station (Examiner, August 10) reminds me of the time that I worked at the signal box there.
Northallerton's signal box was bang up to date, all electric, completed just before the Second World War, no manual levers, just the flick of a switch," Eric told Remember When in 2003.
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However, at the heart of it, and often overlooked, sits the Grade II listed signal box on Navigation Street, which houses the centre of all rail operations of the station.