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Updated June 2017

Station/Trackside Signs - Other Station Signs - Wood

In the early days of the Railways most Station signs were made from wood with either wooden or Cast iron letters or in some cases the message was painted on. Examples of the three different types are shown below.

Most of these were later replaced with enamel signs as these could survive better being outside and exposed to the elements. Enamel signs were also easier to read and to manufacture.

Another use for wooden signs on Platforms was for Departure Boards which were double sided painted wood and were put into a slot on each platform to show the destinations of the next departure.

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