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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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December 2019
  • Marylebone Collisions deals with a number of accidents in the vicinity of London Marylebone, some of which are signalling and SPAD related.
  • Thoughts from inside and outside the box deals with a reminiscences of a railwayman in North Staffordshire with emphasis on visits to local signal boxes. Photographs of Alsager East and Kidsgrove Central Junction are among the illustrations in the article.
  • This issue has photographs of the following SBs: Upton, Firsby (interior and exterior), Firsby East Junction, Firsby North, Dunham Massey and Lymm.
November 2019
  • The Editorial deals with the SRS FARSAP signalling website.
  • The Middleton in Teesdale Branch includes some signalling information and an end on photograph of Middleton in Teesdale SB.
  • The Southern in Devon through the 1970s includes colour photographs of Crediton, Cowley Bridge Junction and Exeter Central SBs.
  • The railway at Shireoaks, Worksop and Rhodesia recalls a visit to the area to photograph signalboxes. The article includes photographs of the Woodend Junction (exterior and interior) and Shireoaks interior) SBs.
  • Other SB photographs include: Calverley and Rodley (end on), Bogside, Devizes (1912).


September 2019
  • The concluding part of an article on Duston West Northampton deals with: Operations and Observations. Part one appeared in the August 2019 issue.
August 2019
  • War Report covers Derby in the 1950s including a view of Derby A Box.
  • The first part of an article on Duston West Northampton deals with: the Area and the Signalbox.


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.


25 October 2019
  • The report on the near miss incident on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway suggests parallels with the 1921 Abermule disaster.
30 August 2019
  • A signalbox recovered from a garden in Elmswell has been erected at Whitwell and Reepham Station. It contains a Saxby and Farmer 21 lever frame from the NRM York.
  • Local villagers are trying to prevent the demolition of Brandon 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.


20 November 2019
  • Signalling at Edge Hill transferred to Manchester ROC from November 3rd 2019.
  • A three week closure of the Wherry Lines to complete the resignalling programme will take place in February 2020.
6 November 2019
  • Article on the Cowden accident of October 1994 which was caused by a SPAD.
23 October 2019
  • Signal box tours of Helpston SB were held in September 2019.
  • The disused SB at Birkdale was badly damaged by fire on September 19th 2019.
9 October 2019
  • Planning consent for the move of Hertford East SB to the Wensleydale Railway has been refused.
  • Keighley Station Junction SB has been moved to Irlam where it will be a museum.
  • The lessons from Ladbroke Grove deals with the impact the accident has had on the railway today.
  • Inexorable steps to the horror of Ladbroke Grove deals with the chain of events leading up to the accident.
  • David Allen article on the signalling changes of 2018 to 2019


November 2019
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Purfleet, Blythe Bridge and Foxfield Siding.
October 2019
  • This issue includes a photograph of Felin Fran East Junction SB.


December 2019
  • Farewell to LUL Signalling Gem is a detailed article on Edgware Road SB.
  • 50 Years Ago recalls that on September 27th 1969 the first stage of Trent PB opened. The full scheme resulted in the closure of 67 mechanical boxes from December 8th 1969.
  • Bristol resignalling was completed on November 3rd 2019.
  • Delivery of Network Rail signalling projects is now the responsibility of the new NR geographic regions.
November 2019
  • Newhaven Harbour, Newhaven Town and Lewes SBs will closed at the end of November 2019.
  • Report on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway incident at Romney Sands on August 28th 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.


November 2019
  • Stirling to Loch Lomond via Forth and Clyde routes, a travelogue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Stirling New Bridge (end on), Buchlyvie and Jamestown (end on) and some signalling information in the text.
  • The Yate to Thornbury branch includes a distant view of Yate Main Line Junction SB and the ground frame hut at Yate Single Line Junction and some signalling information in the text.
October 2019
  • Waterloo station in the days of steam has some signalling information and photographs of the 1867 A SB and the replacement A box of 1874.
  • To Mildenhall with a veteran E4 class 2 4 0 has small photographs that include the following SBs: Burwell, Bottisham and Lode and Barnwell Junction.


15 December 2019
  • Brief report on the RAIB verdict on the near miss incident on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
20 September 2019
  • The former Keighley Station Junction SB has been moved to Irlam Station for use as a signalling museum.
  • An article on proposals for Sheringham station includes a small photograph of the SB that was removed in 1906.
  • An article on Wolferton Station has photographs of the restored SB and LC gates.


December 2019
  • HMRI 180 Years and Still Going Strong is an extract from the new illustrated history of HMRI published in November 2019.
October 2019
  • An article on the Princetown branch has photographs of Princetown SB.
  • This issue has photographs that include Grange Road SB (1960) and Bitterley SB (1956).

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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