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Compiled by David Clegg

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April 2020
  • This issue includes photographs of the following SBs: Rose Street, Invergordon (distant view), Ardler and Great Chesterford.
March 2020
  • Peak Forest, Buxton and Great Rocks has stories of signalling in the area and photographs of: Great Rocks Junction SB (1976), the diagram and frame at Chinley Station North Junction, Spencers Siding GF and the frame at Peak Forest South.
  • This issue also has photographs of Earlestown No. 3 and Haydock Crossing SBs.


March 2020
  • Sentimental Journey A Great Central Walk Leicester Central to Arkwright Street includes photographs of the following SBs after closure: Leicester South Passenger, Leicester North Passenger and Nottingham South Goods.
  • Signalling Days has photographs of the following SBs: Epsom, Battersea Park Junction (1960) and the 1860s Lovers Walk.
January 2020
  • This issue includes photographs of token exchange at Penmaenpool with the SB just visible and of a local train passing Lymington Junction SB in 1962.


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.


13 March 2020
  • Photograph of the new build SB at Invergarry that will house the Saxby and Farmer frame from Tyndrum Upper.
14 February 2020
  • A railway heritage group is in discussion with NR regarding the future of Inverurie SB which is threatened with demolition.


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.


11 March 2020
  • Signalling works at Easter 2020 include signalling commissioning between Paddington and Reading and work at Littleport and Kings Lynn.
26 February 2020
  • Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust has recovered equipment from Newtonhill SB prior to its demolition.
  • It was 50 years ago on March 8th 2020 that the power box at Bristol TM was commissioned. Didcot now controls the area.
  • Report on current progress with Wherry Line resignalling which approaches its final stages.
  • The NR signalling framework contracts that went live on January 31 2020 were awarded to: Alstom, Siemens Mobility and a joint venture between Hitachi Rail STS and Linbrook Services.
12 February 2020
  • Motherwell SCC closed on December 26 2019.
  • Brief update on progress with Wherry Lines resignalling.
29 January 2020
  • Wherry Line resignalling will require line closures throughout February 2020.
  • The Shepperton branch has been resignalled with control passing to Feltham.


March 2020
  • Great Eastern to the Docks, Signal Boxes at War has photographs of Millwall Junction SB, the interior of Blackwell Bridge SB and a distant view of Canning Town North SB.
February 2020
  • This issue includes photographs of the following SBs: Denton Crossing, Swanage and Silksworth.


February 2020
  • A correction to a January 2020 entry clarifies that the SB at Maam Cross is a REPLICA. Only the 18 lever frame will be original.
January 2020
  • A photograph of Dulverton SB appears in Practice and Performance.
  • This issue includes part one of a series covering the Network Rail National operations Centre.
  • 20 years ago reports that Railtrack abandoned moving block signalling because of insurmountable technological problems.
  • The signal cabin from Mogeely is to be relocated to Maam Cross on the Connemara Railway.
  • The Newhaven to Seaford resignalling project was completed on December 1st 2019.


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.


April 2020
  • Derbyshire Lost Railways: Rails through Ashbourne includes a photograph of Norbury SB.
February 2020
  • An end on photograph of Knaresborough Goods SB illustrates an article entitled The outstations of Starbeck engine shed.
  • Cornish tales The steam age and its people includes photographs of Truro East and Truro West SBs.
  • The Portsmouth Direct line Havant to Guildford. A travelogue includes some signalling information and photographs of the following SBs: Havant, Rowlands Castle, Buriton Siding, Haslemere and Peasmarsh Junction (partial view).


13 December 2019
  • The LBSCR SB at Lewes closed on November 26th 2019. Network Rail intends for it to be preserved in situ.
  • The Connemara Railway Project is to build a signalbox at Maam Cross. It will have a refurbished McKenzie and Holland 18 lever frame.
15 November 2019
  • Brief report on the RAIB verdict on the near miss incident on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.


April 2020
  • Tebay Junction Home of the Shap Bank includes signalling information about the area.
  • The effect of Beeching on London freight includes a 1958 of the signal gantry and SB at Bromley in East London.
February 2020
  • Angels and Errors at Harrow is a fresh analysis of the 1952 disaster.
  • Steam in the Royal Duchy includes a small photograph of Coombe Junction SB in 1959.

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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