Bundoran Junction was a triangular junction station on the line between Enniskillen and Omagh. It was, as its name suggests, the junction for the line to Bundoran.
As a triangular junction, trains could travel to/from the branch to/from either the Enniskillen or Omagh line with out having to stop and reverse. In the early days of signaling, before track circuiting and computerised signaling systems, the easiest way to maintain control of such a layout was multiple signal cabins. At Bundoran Junction, there were three - the main cabin at the station which controlled the southern approach from Enniskillen, the West cabin which controlled the convergence of the two sides of the triangle into the single line of the branch and the North Cabin, which controlled the convergence of one leg of the branch into the line to Omagh.
The Downpatrick and County Down Railway have noted on their website that they have discovered and acquired the former Bundoran North Junction cabin from a property in Ballinamallard. Photographs of the recovery operation can be found here (A facebook account and "liking" their page may be required to view these).
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