Broomielaw Signal Box

  • Description

    "It may seem bizarre now that a private station train station should exist but prior to the development of road and air transport the railway was the most effective means of travelling long distance. Investors in passenger stations sought to place them where they would have the best return, but at the time it was entirely possible for a private individual to build their own station and feed it onto one of the main lines. Broomielaw was a private halt built for the Bowes-Lyon family in 1856 who lived in nearby Streatham Castle...."
  • Owner

    Metal and Dust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 1 year, 2 months ago
    Viewed: 107 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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