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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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June 2018
  • Diesel Variety at Exeter has good colour images that include Exeter Middle and Cowley Bridge Junction SBs.
May 2018
  • This issue has a nice colour photo feature entitled Taunton before the signals changed


June 2018
  • Lea Valley Look deals with Duck Lees LC and Ponders End SB.
  • The Wisdom of Dieselisation includes an end on view of Ipswich SB.
May 2018
  • Signalling Days covers Dudding Hill Junction in 1957.


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.


1 June 2018
  • June 23rd 2018 will see the opening of the new signalling centre (including Swindon Panel) at Didcot Railway Centre.
4 May 2018
  • The official opening of Billingshurst SB at Amberley Museum took place on March 25th 2018.
  • The reopening ceremony of Oswestry South SB will take place on May 12th 2018.
  • Work has begun on re erecting St. James Deeping SB at its new village location.


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.


20 June 2018
  • The RAIB Annual Report highlights User Worked Crossings as a major issue resulting from investigations during the year.
  • Swindon panel SB has been demolished.
  • Ashton Moss SB was demolished immediately after closure on April 14th 2018.
  • Talacre SB has been converted to an office for a caravan company.
  • Photograph of the derelict Castleford Gates SB.
  • The July 4th issue promises a David Allen article on Liverpool to Weaver Junction resignalling.
6 June 2018
  • Report on a level crossing accident at East Farleigh on April 24th 2015.
  • Signal boxes closed on March 26th 2018 on the North Wales coast: Abergele, Holywell Junction, Prestatyn, Rhyl, Rockcliffe Hall and Talacre.
23 May 2018
  • This issue includes a Digital Railway update including rolling stock aspects.
  • The restoration of Oswestry South SB has been completed.
  • Signalling of the Lewisham and Hither Green area has been transferred to Three Bridges SC.
  • The museum at Frinton SB has been named the Trevor Bright Railway Museum.
  • Prestatyn SB is to be converted into a community centre.
9 May 2018
  • Equipment in Laurencekirk SB has been replaced recently indicating, possibly, a longer term future for the box.


June 2018
  • Nice cover photograph of Seaton SB.
  • GWR Tanks at work in Cornwall includes a photograph of Helston SB with the signalman observing operations.
May 2018
  • Signalling Byways covers Eastcote Halt on the Metropolitan Line.
  • Part two of the article on the LTSR includes an end on photograph of Southend SB at Southend Central station.


June 2018
  • 50 Years Ago reports that the Western Region was to start a MAS scheme that would see Paddington to Bristol controlled by 4 signal boxes.
May 2018
  • The foot crossing at Stone Crossing station has been replaced by a footbridge although the gate box remains as the ticket office.
  • North Wales Coast (Shotton to Conwy Valley) resignalling has been completed. Holywell Junction, Mostyn, Abergele and Rhyl No. 1 SBs are listed. Talacre SB passes into private ownership and Prestatyn SB into community ownership. Rushcliffe Hall and Tyn y Morfa SBs will be removed.
  • Problems with the new ETCS signalling at Ashford International meant that only Class 373 Eurostar trains (and not e320s) could call.
  • Ashton Moss North Junction SB closed on April 14th 2018.
  • The Easter 2018 Bristol Resignalling project was completed on time.


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.


June 2018
  • Steam Days at Nuneaton has incidental photographs of the following SBs: Narborough, Arley and Fillongley, Atherstone (poor, distant view) and Ashby Junction.
  • Rails to Avonmouth has a little signalling information and incidental photographs of the following SBs: Ashley Hill Junction and Gloucester Road together with a good photograph of the new (1959) SB at Ashley Hill Junction with the old box in the background.
May 2018
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Lenton South Junction, Trent Station North Junction, Sheet Stores Junction, Derby North Junction and Oakley.


25 May 2018
  • Electric key token working has replaced staff and ticket working between Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol on the Talyllyn Railway.
27 April 2018
  • This issue includes an incidental photograph of Witham Junction SB in 1957.


July 2018
  • This issue includes small, incidental photographs of Forres SB (August 1965) and Poulton No. 5 SB (end on July 1968 view).
June 2018
  • Race Days at Cheltenham includes a 1960 photograph of Cheltenham Racecourse SB.

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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