Newsham South

Prefix
N
Built
Not Known
Closed
Type
North Eastern N1
Frame
McKenzie & Holland 17 (reconditioned) 1945; 20 levers (reduced)
Locking
Tappet

Originally, Newsham South Signal Box controlled the Blyth and Tyne line between Seghill and Newsham North Signal Boxes. During the 70s and 80s, route changes have meant that its area is now much broader, covering the line from Benton Junction (where it interfaces with Tyneside IECC) to Bedlington South Signal Box. It includes several level crossings, the former Civil Engineer’s Sidings at Newsham and the former Isabella Branch at Newsham North Junction, which used to link with Isabella Colliery and Bates Colliery.

15 – 16/10/2011

DCE siding disconnected from single line. No. 2 points removed and replaced with plain line; N3 signal removed. Line remains in place across level crossing but lifted between crossing and former junction.

Newsham South Signal Box
Newsham South Signal Box
Newsham South Signal Box
Newsham South Signal Box and MCB Level Crossing

Lever Frame Details

Lever Function Description
1 Stop B&T Down to Down B&T 12 Signal 4. (12 Normal) | Up B&T 6 Signal 5. 4. (6 Normal) | Up Siding 2.4.
2 Points B&T Down | Up Siding *Clamped and Locked 15.2.03*
3 Stop Up Siding to B&T Up 17 Signal 2.4. (17 Normal)
4 FPL F.P.L. to 2 & 5 Points
5 Points B&T & Down B&T | Up B&T
6 Stop Up B&T to Down B&T 13 Signal 9. (13 Normal) | Isabella 7.
7 Points with FPL (Up B&T | Isabella?) Clamped and Locked
8 Stop Isabella Up Home to Up B&T 18 Signal 5.7. (18 Normal)
9 Points with FPL B&T Crossover
10 Stop Down B&T to Up B&T 18 Signal 9. (18 Normal)
11 Stop B&T Down to Down B&T 12 Signal 4.1. (12 Normal)
12 Stop Down B&T to 13 Signal (13 Normal)
13 Stop (Electric Release) Down B&T Starter (Line Clear)
14 Distant B&T Down Distant 11.12.13.
15 Detonators Down
16 Detonators Up
17 Stop (Electric Release) B&T Up to T638 Signal
18 Stop Up B&T to 17 Signal 5.4. (17 Normal)
19 Stop Up B&T to 18 Signal 5. (18 Normal)
20 Stop Up B&T Home to 19 Signal (19 Normal)
101 Stop Down B&T Home (Electrically controlled)
Lever Function Description
1 Stop Down Main to Down Independent Home
2 Locking Bar Lock Bar to No 3 Points
3 Points Down Main | To Down Independent
4 Stop Shunting Up Main to Down Main
5 Points Mains Crossover
6 Stop Shunting Down Main to Up Main
7 Points Up Main | From Up Independent
8 - 10 Spare
11 Stop Down Main Home
12 Stop Down Main Starting
13 Distant Down Main Distant
14 Spare
15 Distant Up Main Distant
16 Stop Up Main Starting
17 Stop Up Independent to Up Main Home
18 Stop Up Main Home
19 Wicket Up Side
20 Wicket Down Side
21 Gate Stops Gate Stops
Gate Wheel