Thursday, 4 April 2013

Lewes signal box

I took this last Autumn while hanging around waiting for a train home. Probably a fairly hefty building for what it actually does now. For those unfamiliar with the area, Lewes used to be a four-way junction: Brighton,Victoria, Eastbourne (which spits to Seaford a mile down the line) and Uckfield. The later line was lifted in 1969 in a rather contentious road improvement scheme and has been threatening to re-appear ever since. The box stands at the Eastborne end of the triangle and is slightly quirky due to the crude and drunken 'extension on the back (in 4mm a section of Wills shed and a piece of Airfix footbridge would get you going in the right direction). Also note the half-buried cabling which is always absent from modern-image layouts


  1. Except for the Windows I would suggest a Loo with a view

  2. I'm not sure what's happening to Lewes box when the Three Bridges signalling centre comes on line later this year; certainly Bexhill will be demolished along with others. If it's anything like Barnham, soon all there will be is a level patch of ground with maybe a few relay boxes........