The Hope Valley railway line

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The picture above is Grindleford signal box, which featured a steel staircase and toilet on the veranda.

There was also a lamp hut and a brick–built platelayer’s cabin. Cable routing can be seen terminating at the box.

This image and many more like it can be viewed in The Lost Railway – The Midlands by Robert Day.

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