Maud Junction Signal Cabin

This signal cabin (or box) was in use from 21st July 1935 until 5th March 1969. It was the only LNER style cabin in the North of Scotland. It had its chimney at the front and levers along the back wall. It replaced the North and South GNSR style cabins and, unusually, had five sets of 'tablet instruments' so that trains could run when Brucklay and Mintlaw cabins were off duty. A 'tablet' was a token that the train driver carried to give him exclusive access to a section of single track. Sections extended to the next open signal cabin: -

Auchnagatt (south),

Brucklay or Strichen (north),

Mintlaw or Longside (east).






The cabin was demolished completely by a contractor who set fire to it and then bulldozed the base. It was gone in one day.