Tinsley East signalbox pictured in 1982, was located between Rotherham main signalbox and Woodburn signalbox.
The actual location was close to a steel factory in Tinsley now a exhibition centre called Magna. The remains of the box are only accessible to railway staff as it is located near to 302 points where the former line was singled.
The box was closed on the 8th of November 1992 when the signalling equipment was upgraded and the line was singled. Today the line is normally freight only and at night, but occasionally it is used as a passenger diversionary route.
The box was severely damaged by fire in 1985, and was subsequently repaired and re-opened.
The picture above shows a train leaving Tinsley Marshalling Yard and has just passed Tinsley East signalbox.
The signalbox is not very clear, but the bridge over the Don is just about visible in the distance.
Today, obviously the cooling towers are gone, but so too have the doubled main lines from Tinsley Yard (now Bi-directional singled line at the site close to where the SB was) and just one out-of-use sidings lines is still in situe. The line now only handles night freight through Woodburn Jn (passing former sites of Broughton Lane, Wadsley Bridge & Deepcar) to Stocksbridge steel works and occasionally sees passenger diversions to Sheffield Midland Station during emergency closures/incidents.