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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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October 2019
  • The Tonbridge to Ashford Line of the South Eastern Railway has some signalling information and photographs that include the following SBs: Paddock Wood, Marden and Ashford D.
  • Trans Pennine Transformation has a photograph of Ripon SB in 1965.
September 2019
  • The Railways of Rutland and Stamford includes photographs of the following SBs: Manton Junction, Ashwell and Oakham Level Crossing.
  • Other incidental SB photographs in this issue include: Napsbury and Harpenden Station.
  • Signalling Spotlight: The Great Western Cornwall Main Line has photographs of the following SBs: Par (1989), St. Austell (1979), Liskeard (1993), Bodmin Road (1975) and Lostwithiel Crossing (undated).


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.


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.
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).


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.


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
25 September 2019
  • Edgware Road LT SB closed over the weekend of 14th September 2019.
  • Cowbit SB is being converted into a private house.
  • Newtonhill SB which closed on April 27th 2019 is to be demolished.
11 September 2019
  • Dyce SB was demolished in less than 90 minutes on August 13th 2019.
  • The former Oddingley SB is being reassembled at Shottle on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.
28 August 2019
  • Report on the completion of the Aberdeen to Inverness upgrade which saw the closure of Dyce and Inverurie SBs.
  • The Wherry Line resignalling will be completed in a 23 day blockade in February 2019.
  • The disused SB at St. Margarets has been repainted.
  • Dyce SB is to be demolished.
  • Ty Croes SB is to be restored. The Railway Heritage Trust has awarded a grant for the purpose.


October 2019
  • This issue includes a photograph of Felin Fran East Junction SB.
September 2019
  • Return to Ballaghaderreen includes photographs of Kilfree Junction SB.
  • Last Days at Coniston includes a photograph of Coniston SB.


October 2019
  • The RSSB is asking NR and operators whether enough is being done to manage the SPAD risk.
  • RAILWAY ACCIDENTS Lamentable Failures covers Ladbroke Grove which occurred on October 5th 1999.
  • Edgware Road SB closed on August 31st 2019. (photographs).
  • Signalling at Liverpool Lime Street and Edge Hill will transfer to Manchester ROC on November 3rd 2019.
  • Working at Wortley is an article by John Heaton recalling the operation of Wortley Junction SB.
August 2019
  • The North Norfolk Railway is appealing for funds to transport Reedham Junction SB to Holt, erect it and undertake essential repairs.


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.


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.
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.


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.
23 August 2019
  • The former Oddingley SB is to be erected on a timber covered steel frame at Shottle station.


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).
September 2019
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Darlington North and Cranbrook.
  • Volunteers from the SRS and NRM supported by NR managers have set up The Film Archive of Railway Signalling and People. The films are available online on the SRS website.
  • Railways of the Isle of Sheppey includes some signalling information.

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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