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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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July 2019
  • Photograph of Uphill Junction SB in Broad Gauge days.
May 2019
  • This issue includes photographs of the following SBs: Talyllyn West Junction, Swanley, Bearsted and Croft.
  • Failures deals with signalling related accidents.


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.
July 2019
  • Out of the Ordinary features an unusual signal on the Down Goods between Retford North and Babworth and a slotting signal at Stockton on Tees.
  • Incidental photograph of Hitchin Yard SB.


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.


2 August 2019
  • The Swanage Railway is appealing for qualified volunteer staff including signallers.
  • Reedham Junction SB is to form a visitor attraction on the North Norfolk Railway at Holt.
  • The Blue and Grey Years supplement includes photographs of the following SBs: Norwich Thorpe, Skegness, Newark Crossing and Goose Hill Junction (small end on view).
10 May 2019
  • Ludborough SB on the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has been refurbished.


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.


31 July 2019
  • The Lewes to Seaford resignalling will be commissioned between November 28 and December 1 2019.
  • The RSSB report for 2018-2019 raises concerns about the number of SPADs although overall Britain has the safest major railway in Europe.
  • Resignalling and other work is being carried out at Acton Grange Junction from July 20 to August 4 2019.
  • Speke Junction SB was demolished at the end of April 2019.
  • Aviemore and Pitlochry SBs closed on March 27 2019.
  • Analysis deals with the Network Rail digital railway strategy.
17 July 2019
  • Article on NR strategy relating to digital signalling and ETCS.
  • NR has applied for permission to demolish Dyce SB.
3 July 2019
  • NR has gifted Reedham Junction SB to the North Norfolk Railway.
  • Newtonhill SB closed on 27 April 2019 with control passing to Aberdeen.
5 June 2019
  • Bowesfield and Urlay Nook SBs have been decommissioned with control transferring to York.
  • Trent Power Box opened 50 years ago.
  • Reedham Junction SB closed 1.4.19
  • All infrastructure work has been completed for the Bristol area signalling upgrade. Testing will take place in June and July 2019 with control eventually passing to Didcot.


August 2019
  • An article on the Nidd Valley Light Railway includes a little signalling information.
  • Trips in the Forest includes an end on photograph of Bilson Junction SB (between Cinderford and Newnham).
July 2019
  • Incidental photographs of Old Mill Lane and Marshs Crossing SBs in an article on a railtour around glassworks in St. Helens.


August 2019
  • The North Norfolk Railway is appealing for funds to transport Reedham Junction SB to Holt, erect it and undertake essential repairs.
July 2019
  • The WCML will be closed at Acton Grange Junction between July 20th and August 4th 2019 for resignalling and other work.
  • A short feature on modernisation in Myanmar includes a photograph showing Bago North SB where semaphore signals are to be removed.


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.


August 2019
  • Spotlight on Inverness includes a photograph of Welsh s Bridge Junction and its adjacent signal gantry.
  • The Railways of Highbridge and Burnham on Sea includes photographs of the following SBs: Wells (Priory Road), Highbridge B, West Pennard, Highbridge East A, Highbridge East B, Highbridge Crossing and Highbridge A.
July 2019
  • Rails Through Melmerby includes some signalling information and photographs of Melmerby North, Topcliffe and Tanfield SBs.
  • Westwards to Bath includes some signalling information and photographs of Uffington, Knighton Crossing, Swindon East (1875), Langley Level Crossing and Bath SBs.
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: New Basford, Kearsney Loop Junction, Buchlyvie and Forth and Clyde Junction.


29 March 2019
  • A photograph of Seaton SB appears in an article on Q6 locomotive no. 63395.
  • Bricks from the former Butts Junction SB will be used in the base for the former Great Missenden SB which is to be re erected at Ropley.
1 March 2019
  • The signalling panel from Lostwithiel signal box has been donated to the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.


August 2019
  • A Short Spell at Sidmouth includes a photograph of Sidmouth Junction SB.
July 2019
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: West Drayton and Yiewsley, Dawlish Warren (end on).

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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