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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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January 2019
  • This issue has incidental photographs of the following SBs: Brent Junction No. 2, Tebay, Corsham, Blockley and Blea Moor.
  • Kemble Station: The Branches and the Railbus Years includes some signalling information.
December 2018
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Wareham (1980), Dorchester West (1969), Wool (1990) and Prestatyn No. 2 (1964).


January 2019
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following signal boxes: Dove Holes Tunnel, Pontop Crossing and Honiton Incline.
November 2018
  • Signalling Days covers Ilford West


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.


14 December 2018
  • National Rail Heritage Awards included: Bluebell Railway for signalling work at Sheffield Park Station (Siemens Signalling Award) and Network Rail for the restoration work at Worksop Station including the signalbox (Railway Heritage Trust Conservation Award).
16 November 2018
  • Short article and photographs covering the positioning at Corwen Central of the former Weston Rhyn SB.


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.


16 January 2019
  • A museum of signalling is to be created at Irlam in the former Keighley SB.
2 January 2019
  • SRPS is raising funds for a signalbox at Birkhill on the Boness and Kinneil Railway.
  • A David Allen article 200 years of Absolute Block should not be missed.
  • The former Bridge of Orchy SB as been fitted with new timber framed windows funded by the Railway Heritage Trust.
19 December 2018
  • Christmas 2018 engineering works include Weaver to Wavertree resignalling (Allerton, Speke and Garston area switch to Manchester South SC)
  • The Siemens Signalling Award in the 2018 National Railway Heritage Awards was won by the Bluebell Railway for its Sheffield Park signals work.
  • Princes Risborough SB will include a working area for the heritage railway side of the station and a museum and visitor attraction.
5 December 2018
  • This issue includes extensive coverage of the Clapham disaster 30 years ago and its parallels with the incident at Waterloo Station in August 2017.
  • NR is seeking a partner for the implementation of ETCS on the East Coast Main Line.
  • The first implementation of London Underground cab signalling is due in early 2019.
  • ETCS ready signalling will be installed between Stalybridge and Cottingley.
  • The Cornwall resignalling project was completed on November 19th 2018.
  • The following signal or gate boxes will close over the weekend of December 1st 2018: Welton, Cave, Oxmarkdyke, Barlby, Hessle Road, Melton Lane, Brough East, Crabley Creek, Broomfleet, Gilberdyke Junction and Selby.
  • The level crossing and very low underbridge at Ely station can be eliminated now that the bypass has opened.


December 2018
  • Torpantau Notes includes a photograph of Torpantau SB.
November 2018
  • This issue includes an article on Hamworthy Junction with photos of the signalbox there.


January 2019
  • Photos accompanying an article on Shirebrook Depot include views of Shirebrook Station and Shirebrook Junction SBs.
  • The Bluebell Railway has won the Siemens Signalling Award for the third year running, this time for the Sheffield Park installation.
  • An update on developments at Corwen includes a photograph with the former Weston Rhyn SB in situ.
  • From November 26th 2018, York ROC took control over lines in North Humberside and the following SBs closed: Saltmarsh, Gilberdyke, Oxmardyke, Cave, Broomfleet, Brough East, Welton and Melton Lane. Crabley Creek is being retained as a Gate Box.
December 2018
  • Two Dean Forest Railway level crossings have been upgraded by Schweizer Electronics including installation of axle counters.
  • Milner Royd Junction, Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Mill Lane Junction SBs closed on 20th October 2018.


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.


January 2019
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of Thwaites Junction and North Pole Junction SBs.
December 2018
  • Steam Days at Southport includes some signalling information and a photograph of Southport Station Box.
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: New Tredegar, Nantgaredig and Bitterley.


4 January 2019
  • An update on developments at Corwen includes a photograph with the former Weston Rhyn SB in situ.
7 December 2018
  • A short update on Corwen Central includes a small photograph of the former Weston Rhyn SB being craned into position.


December 2018
  • A letter from a reader explains how Severn Tunnel banking trains were operated and includes a photograph of Severn Tunnel West SB around 1920.
September 2018
  • Fate, Steam and the Copy Pit Line includes a nice photograph of Copy Pit SB on June 16th 1968.

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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