Usan Signal Box

Location type

Place

Name and dates

Usan Signal Box (1906-2010)

Opened on the North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway.

Description

This signal box controlled the point where the double track line became single track on the approach to Montrose from the south. This is needed as the Rossie Viaduct and South Esk Viaduct are both single track. Once north of these the line reverts to double track.

The point of change from double to single line was been moved south of an over bridge north of the signal box.

The box closed in 2010 and this is still the location where the line drops to a single track going north.

Before doubling to the south in 1932 this was a passing loop which opened in 1906.

Tags

Signal box

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map




Dates

  /  /2016North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Doubling of the single track section of the East Coast Main Line from Usan Signal Box to Montrose (over the Rossie Viaduct and South Esk Viaduct) planned at a cost of £200M.

Books


The Montrose & Bervie Railway: A Study of Transport in South-East Kincardineshire 1770-1966