I believe this signal box controlled the junction with the Beck branch and also to the tracks which used to go to the engine shed and then over Norton Road and Church Road. What is interesting is that Network Rail currently has plans to have 10-20 regional signalling centres covering the whole country. When these photographs were taken in the 1960’s there were at least 10 signal boxes between Billingham station and Bowesfield Junction. I suppose they would say that’s progress.
Photographs and details courtesy of Garth McLean.