Mansfield South Jct

A Class 44 comes off the Rufford Branch at Mansfield South Junction.

A Class 44 comes off the Rufford Branch at Mansfield South Junction around 1975.

Train comes off the Rufford Branch at Mansfield South Junction (1)

Another train off the Rufford Branch at Mansfield South Junction, this time in 1981.

Train comes off the Rufford Branch at Mansfield South Junction (2)

The driver prepares to hand over the pouch containing the single-line token.

A train from the Rufford Branch heads towards Sutton Jct.

Turning around we see the train head towards Sutton Jct. The remains of the recently lifted down siding can be seen beneath junction signals 3 (main) and 5 (branch). The up advanced starter (No 31) can be seen in the far distance to the left of the locomotives.

Handing over single-line token, Mansfield South Junction

A train from the Rufford Branch hands over the single-line token at Mansfield South Junction sometime in the mid-1970s.

Class 20s take the Rufford Branch

Class 20s and brake take the Rufford Branch.

Interior of Mansfield South Junction box

The interior of Mansfield South Junction box around 1981…

Mansfield South Junction signal box

… and the exterior looking west towards Sutton Jct.

Mansfield South Junction signal box

… and looking east towards Mansfield.

South Junction signalling diagram

South Junction signalling diagram with a pair of standard BR block instruments.

Tyer's Electric Tablet instrument

The Tyer’s single-line electric tablet instrument in South Junction box. Victorian technology which survived in use into the 1980s.

Comments

2 Responses to “Mansfield South Jct”

  1. Withnail on March 18th, 2009 11:58 am

    Excellent site. I’ve been looking for details and photos of the South Jct. box and now my search is over. I remember it well from my youth in the 70′s. Does anyone know when it was removed and whether any items from the box survive?

  2. R Ashmore on June 13th, 2010 5:29 pm

    Hi,

    I know one of the tablet pouches survives at the Midland Railway Centre. It is ‘deeply marked’ in the leather, Mansfield South. Have used it frequently.