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British Railways English Electric Type 3 Co-Co class 37/5 diesel-electric locomotive numbers 37520 and 37506 British Steel Skinningrove of Thornaby TMD pass Uttoxeter signal box on the Down Main line with an additional Lackenby British Steel Corporation to Etruria British Steel Corporation steel train (6Z78). Friday 6th May 1988
Uttoxeter signal box is located by the Down Main line adjacent to Pinfold Crossing, and is a British Railways London Midland Region Type 15 design which opened on 28th January 1981 fitted with a 40 lever London Midland Region Standard frame. The wooden superstructure was moved from Carlton Road Junction which had closed on 22nd October 1978 and the frame is a reconditioned frame. The signal box replaced Pinfold Crossing signal box, a 31 lever McKenzie and Holland Type 1 signal box located on the opposite side on Pinfold Crossing, and control of Uttoxeter West level crossing by closed circuit television passed to Uttoxeter signal box. The signal box also replaced Hockley Crossing signal box, a 20 lever North Staffordshire Railway Type 2 design controlling the level crossing by closed circuit television
The train is passing Uttoxeter signal box (left to right) 38 signal (up main home 2), 28 signal set back down main to up main or to down main limit of shunt or to down sidings) and 16 signal (set back down goods loop to down sidings).
16 signal is a London Midland and Scottish Railway 1941 type standard dwarf signal.The signal also has an arrow indicating to drivers that the signal applies to the down goods loop.
28 signal is a London Midland and Scottish Railway 1941 type standard dwarf signal which works in connection with a three stencil route indicator. An M was displayed when cleared for a movement to the Up Main line, a XDM was displayed when cleared for a movement to the Down Main line limit of shunt, and a DS was displayed when cleared for a movement to the Down Sidings. The disc carries a white diamond which indicates to the driver that his train is occupying a track circuit that indicates his presence to the signalman.
38 signal is carried on a British Railways London Midland Region tubular post which carries a white diamond which indicates to the driver that his train is occupying a track circuit that indicates his presence to the signalman. The signal was replaced on 6th October 1991 with the signal arm approximately 17 feet above rail level