• Short Summary

    Contrast of old and new signal boxes at tube stations in London.

  • Description

    Harrow and Ealing, London.

    L/S of Harrow tube station (overground) with a train passing through.

    Signal man Arthur Toy is seen at work in old-fashioned South Harrow signal box, using the old-style signal levers and using a telephone.

    We then see the new, modern signal box at Ealing Broadway with an electric counsel board. Robert Geary sits at the desk and presses buttons. Lights flash as the tube trains move. He makes notes on a pad and speaks into a microphone. Other men at work in the signal and wiring rooms.

    Stationmaster William Neill takes over from Robert who checks a roll of paper in a machine then picks up the kettle for a cup of tea.

    Note: extensive notes, correspondence and news cutting on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1317.07
    Media URN:
    43570
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1953
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:39:00 / 01:14:09:00
    Canister:
    NP 447

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Signal man Arthur Toy is seen at work in an old-fashioned signal box" - its the South Harrow signal-box.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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