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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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BACK TRACK

October 2018
  • This issue includes incidental photographs pf the following SBs: Forres, Whitehaven (delightful 1890s view), Silecroft, Sowerby Bridge West and Carville.
September 2018
  • Rail Centre Peebles includes a photograph of Peebles Junction SB
  • Ford Bridge Signal Box and crossing are covered in a one page photo feature.
  • A short feature on Thurlby Station includes photographs of the signal box there.
  • The Wires are Down is a fascinating article covering damage to signalling equipment in south east London during WWII.
  • Memories of the Camp Hill Line includes a partial photograph of Bordesley Junction SB and an end on view of Hazelwell SB.

BRITISH RAILWAYS ILLUSTRATED

October 2018
  • This issue includes a Derek Phillips photofeature Signals on the Western Section of the Southern Region in the 1950s and 60s
September 2018
  • Cricklewood and Main Line Freight includes some information on signalling freight trains on the Midland main line and incidental photographs of Stanton Gate South and Brent Loaded Wagon Sidings SBs.

ENTRAIN

August 2006
  • Crewe to Cheadle Hulme has re-opened with a reduced service until the new signalling system can be commissioned fully.
  • The Network Rail signallers' strikes planned for June 2006 were suspended.
November 2005
  • Some details of the Port Talbot resignalling are given in this issue.
  • NR has been allowed a budget increase of 175M for signalling renewals.
  • Police believe that vandalism incidents on 8, 9 and 25 September affecting signalling equipment are related.

HERITAGE RAILWAY

21 September 2018
  • A report on the restoration of the railway path between Keswick and Threlkeld has a small photograph of Threlkeld SB in the 1950s.
  • Short feature on the former Swindon Panel in demonstration use at Didcot Railway Centre.
27 July 2018
  • A fascinating article on the Great Cockcrow miniature railway refers to its realistic signalling installations and a photograph of the former South Croydon frame in use. Further info at http://www.cockcrow.co.uk/page11.html

MODERN RAILWAYS

January 2006
  • The re-signalling of the Sandbach to Wilmslow line commenced on 11 December 2005.
  • Make Level Crossings Safer reports on Dutch practice.
  • Settle Junction box received a National Railway Heritage Award for box refurbishment shared with the Swanage Railway for Corfe Castle.
November 2004
  • The completion of the Marston Vale re-signalling project was marked by the unveiling of a plaque at Ridgmont signalling centre on 17 September.
  • Informed Sources includes a commentary on communications between signallers and other staff.

RAIL

10 October 2018
  • David Allen article on signalling developments on the Aberdeen to Inverness line.
26 September 2018
  • The last phase of the Lanarkshire signalling upgrade was completed by 25th September 2018.
29 August 2018
  • Kings Mill LC at Sutton in Ashfield is proposed for closure.
  • Liverpool Lime Street SB closed on July 30th 2018.
15 August 2018
  • This issue has an article in which Mark Carne talks about his time as Network Rail Chief Executive.

RAILWAY BYLINES

August 2018
  • A photo feature on the Silverdale to Market Drayton line includes incidental photographs of Madeley Chord SB (distant view) and Pipe Gate SB.
  • A photograph of Lincoln St Marks station and loco shed includes Lincoln Station SB.
July 2018
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Fawley and Alexandra Dock.
  • Signalling Byways features Kings Lynn Passenger Yard.
  • Ashington Aspects and Changing Times deals with Ashington control building and the signalling arrangements on the private railway system at Ashington Colliery.

RAILWAY MAGAZINE

October 2018
  • Brief report on electromagnetic interference with signalling systems on ECML caused by IETs working on electric power.
  • NR is to seek contractors to replace conventional signalling with ETCS Level 2 on the ECML.
  • Reedham Junction to Great Yarmouth will close until April 2019 for resignalling work.
  • Following route modernisation of the Inverness to Aberdeen line, semaphore signals will remain at Keith for the time being.
September 2018
  • The diagram from Rhyl No. 1 SB has been donated to the Rhyl and District Model Railway Society.
  • The latest phase of resignalling in Lanarkshire was completed over the 2018 August Bank Holiday weekend.

RAILWAY WORLD

March 2002
  • A Safety Special article reviews the HMRI Annual Report.
February 2002
  • The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust has obtained planning permission for a heritage steam railway and museum that includes permission for a replacement signal box.
  • Further coverage of the collapse of Railtrack.

STEAM DAYS

October 2018
  • An article on the Severn Bridge Railway includes signalling information and photographs of the following SBs: Sharpness Swing Bridge, Sharpness Station, Berkeley Loop Junction and Sharpness South.
September 2018
  • Steam Days at Wellingborough includes a little signalling information and incidental photographs of the following SBs: Castle Ashby, Wellingborough Junction, Finedon Road (distant view) and Irchester Junction.

STEAM RAILWAY

17 August 2018
  • On the Llangollen Railway, the former Weston Rhyn SB is receiving treatment prior to being located at Corwen Central on its new locking room which is under construction.
  • Among proposals from Peak Rail Action Group is a suggestion that Matlock Riverside SB should be moved to Rowsley.
20 July 2018
  • The new signalling centre at Didcot Railway Centre opened on June 23 2018.
  • The Mid Norfolk Railway will provide storage space for Greater Anglia Rolling Stock. The project includes installation of Electric Key Token working. Point rodding and other mechanical signalling equipment has been donated to the railway by NR. It comes from Great Yarmouth resignalling.

STEAM WORLD

September 2018
  • Fate, Steam and the Copy Pit Line includes a nice photograph of Copy Pit SB on June 16th 1968.
August 2018
  • The Last Days of British Railways Steam includes incidental photographs of Rose Grove West and Carnforth Station Junction SBs.

This information on this page is compiled by David Clegg, to whom any comments or contributions should be sent. David can be contacted by email.


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