Abergele signalbox opened in 1902 in conjunction with the resignalling taking place at Abergele and the lines east towards Rhyl. The box is a LNW Type 4 with a 60 lever LNW Tumbler frame. A busy place in its heyday controlling four main lines with connections to a goods yard on the down opposite the box, a cattle dock on the Colwyn Bay end of the layout off the down slow, a small timber yard off the up slow and a siding behind the up platform which once had camping coaches stabled.
Only 11 levers remain in use out of the 60 levers and nowadays controls the down loop for trains to access the platform.
The box stands approximately on the site of the original down platform before the station was widened and a new platform constructed few yards further south on a new alignment. The original down line ran next to the up main through the station sharing the same bridge span that carried the roadway towards the beach. The bridge was extended c.1900 and a new span was put in to carry the roadway over the new down fast and down slow lines and a portion of the new down platform.
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I work for Network Rail as a Relief Signaller on the North Wales Coast and have always been interested in railway signalling from a very early age. The photos on my website will include railway signalling in North Wales mainly along the coast between Chester and Holyhead. So please enjoy.