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This section of the web site contains an assortment of track layout diagrams. Some are associated with other pages on this web site but many unrelated ones are being added from time to time. Most are drawings, but there are a few photographs of the original box diagrams - these are identified in the lists below by the symbol ¶.

There are currently 1102 diagrams available here for viewing. British locations are grouped by pre-1923 railway company, irrespective of date. Overseas locations are grouped by country. Please use the search boxes (right) to find those of interest to you.

My own diagrams follow a convention of colour-coding - the layout for the date concerned is basically drawn in black, but:
RED indicates new additions to the layout or signals,
GREEN indicates removed layout or signals (also occasionaly shown as dotted black), and
BLUE indicates features not present on the source diagram but added from data sourced elsewhere.

Signals controlled by other signal boxes are coloured black but for clarity signals worked from ground frames or other non-block posts are sometimes shown hatched.

Most other features conform loosely to BS376 with a few custom modifications. Listed spares with rings round the numbers indicates spaces.

The medium of layout diagrams is not well-suited to display on web pages, and in order to avoid loss of detail some of the images are quite large. Please allow them time to load. The quality varies - not all are sufficiently detailed to allow the lever numbering to be read.

Your use of the diagrams

A small word about copyright. I am sharing my diagrams with you willingly. You are welcome to copy them to disc and/or print them out for your own personal use. However, you must contact me for permission if you intend to do anything commercial with them - such as (but not limited to) inclusion in magazines, books, other sales and display on other web sites. Believe it or not I have twice detected and had to take action against scoundrels selling my drawings for profit on Ebay!

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Matlock c1960 (Mid)  

 added 19-11-17

Crescent Junction 1951 (GN)  

 added 19-11-17

Penruddock c1960 (CK&P)  

 added 8-11-17

Haymarket Central Junction 1971 (NB)  

 added 5-11-17

Haymarket Central Junction 1929 (NB)  

 added 5-11-17

Waterhouses Yard 1922 (NS)  

 added 23-10-17

Waterhouses (Manifold) 1922 (NS)  

 added 23-10-17

Murthly 1932 (High)  

 added 23-10-17

Peterhead 1949 (GNS)  

 added 23-10-17

Abbeyhill Junction 1935 (NB)  

 added 23-10-17

Cardonald Junction 1902 (GSW)  

 added 23-10-17

Penilee 1915 (GSW)  

 added 23-10-17

Arkleston Junction 1933 (GSW)  

 added 23-10-17

Fryston 1981 (NE)  

 added 8-9-17

Camden Road Junction 1959 (NL)  

 added 19-8-17

Kentish Town Junction 1950 (NL)  

 added 19-8-17

Bexhill West 1942 (SE)  

 added 18-8-17

Cole Green c1950 (GN)  

 added 17-8-17

Stillington 1963 (NE)  

 added 31-7-17

Aylesbury South 1967 (Met)  

 added 23-7-17

Achnasheen East 1977 (High)  

 added 15-7-17

Garve East c1966 (High)  

 added 22-6-17

Monks Abbey 1966 (GC)  

 added 10-6-17

Chappel 1944 (GE)  

 added 10-6-17

Yarmouth South Town c1960 (GE)  

 added 21-5-17

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