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This popped up from a discussion elsewhere, and I wondered what the answer was.
Block signals, track indicators and possibly signal lamp pyrometers all needed electricity. In the LNWR era I have always assumed they were powered by lead acid accumulators. If so, were the accumulators kept in the signal boxes, and if so, where?
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The accumulators were kept cupboards in the locking rooms below the signal cabins.
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Yes, they were. Or in some cases in a separate battery room in the ground floor of the signalbox.