THE SIGNAL BOX
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Entries made by previous visitors to this site will be found below. These are listed in batches of 50 - follow the links at the foot of the page to see more.
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1731 24/12/14 - Keith Grafton, Hornchurch, Essex|
A great site and very useful for tracking signal box closure dates in my quest to photograph them before it happens!
1239 17/12/14 - Doug Morgan, Fleet, Hants|
Had to come back to the site to find out about possibly unique signals on the UP? (to Bgham) line at Droitwich Spa where I had to change trains en route from Great Malvern to Kidderminster. Any like them elsewhere?
1533 13/12/14 - Ian Edinborough, Southampton|
Excellent site it will be very useful for getting the signalling and point work correct on my model railway.
1321 11/12/14 - Mark Dewell|
An excellent website (which I have now added to the Websites database on my own Uk & Ireland Heritage Railways website).
1036 11/12/14 - Terry Kight, Nottingham|
Most useful site, use it when I am stuck for an answer
1928 19/11/14 - Steve scharmann, Horsham , England |
Love the website. Very informative.
1634 12/11/14 - Brian Richards, westcliff on Sea, Essex|
Excellent website with very useful info.
2301 10/11/14 - Jeff Hall, Smethwick, UK |
Any one from Birmingham to Wolverhampton in the 60s. I was a signalman at Soho Station. then moved to Wolverhampton nos 1 and 4
1107 07/11/14 - Andy Hides, Grantham|
Thought it was time i paid a visit to sign the TRB again.
1028 27/10/14 - Robert Purcell, kippa-ring, Australia|
Nice sight, very informative..I am building my own 400mm gauge railway and I think I will have to include some semaphore signals..Thanks!
1212 23/10/14 - John Waldron-Kelly, Llantwit Major, United Kingdom|
1423 19/10/14 - Ken Torkington, Abergavenny, Wales|
Brilliant Site Thank You. The more of my questions answered - the more I seem to have. Could never have imagined becoming an anorak - but it really is fun !! Ken
1603 20/9/14 - Russell Hodgkin, Langley, BC, Canada|
I am thrilled to have found this site. I had a Hornby clockwork train as a boy and recently I have purchased a great deal more to build a room sized layout. Signals have been the last of my purchases and now I will know how to best place what I have bought. Exploring these pages has been grand!!
1218 29/8/14 - Ashley Anne Hill, Bolton, UK|
Fascinating! Oodles of information. Have developed a strong urge to build a model railway. It beats knitting :-)
0536 21/8/14 - Stephen Millard, Truro, Cornwall|
Whilst training to be a signalman on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway I found The Signal Box a valuable resource which I consulted time and time again in the course of my studies. Now I visit for the sheer pleasure.
1957 27/7/14 - Michael G. Venaccio, Grand Forks, ND, USA|
Outstanding information and site! A long time train buff, I now have an idea as to what "Home" "Distant" and other signaling terminology means. I can better understand the various books I have read on British Rail history and incidents. Thanks for keeping this up.
1440 05/7/14 - Colin Mckinnell, Pitlochry, UK|
current signaller on the highland main line, great sight keeps me up to date on box closures :( keep up the good work
1813 30/6/14 - Martin Withers, PETERBOROUGH, Cambs|
Great site brings back many happy memories of waiting in signal boxes for freight trains when a freight guard at Whitemoor
2102 24/6/14 - Michael Smith , Kapiti , New Zealand |
I am a huge railway enthusiast and I love this website.
2258 16/6/14 - Paul Hepworth, York, England|
The National Railway Museum is hosting a number of signalling related events ongoing till June 22nd, as part of York's "Festival of Ideas". Check the internal link to the Festival on the main NRM website.Includes visits to the interior of Borough Market Junction SB, now undergoing restoration.
1250 12/6/14 - William Pennington, Glossop, United Kingdom|
Needed information with reference to MAS/Semaphore signalling practice with reference to a new 'OO' gauge layout currently being designed. WIlkl send you a copy of the diagram when complete to a standard to which I am happy.
2147 08/6/14 - Phil shepherd, Buckley , N wales|
All the best to all x sman great site
1854 03/6/14 - John Hayes, ELLAND, WEST YORKSHIRE|
Very interesting site. I will be back again on a regular basis. John
1156 27/4/14 - Paul Saxby, West Moors, England|
Just returned from short break at Folkestone and was interested in the Harbour railway (went on it as teenager in 1968 going to France) Pity it derelict now.
2041 22/4/14 - Mark Cleave, Wirral, UK|
Interesting site whilst looking for assistance to help identify a family photo. Think he worked for RSC eventually. Photo was taken by someone in Port Talbot of a gang who had just completed a new box on an existing line I would guess.
2310 15/4/14 - Peter Walcott, London, UK|
Hello peter I sat on an SMTH course with you many moons ago at Ilford training school. Stratford Signal Works Very interesting reading,keep up the good work.
2028 06/4/14 - Mr D E Witts, Peterhead|
While I was learning my "Rules" in the 60s I was in Joppa Signal-box Edinburgh and we used to signal a 6-7. That was the code for the dreaded Roadrailer which used to break in two on its way South.
1220 06/4/14 - colin d. easson, king's lynn, england|
great information to complete my designs of the wolverhampton highlevel LMS signal boxes. couldn't find any track plans for the high and low level stations at wolverhampton though. pity that.
1352 28/3/14 - Ken Torkington, Abergavenny, Wales|
Thoroughly interesting and helpful. I wanted a beginners guide to the mystery of signalling and got one in spades - Excellent. Thank You
0220 25/3/14 - Michael Nunn, Lancaster, UK|
It's wonderful to keep coming back here over the years, and not only nostalging, but keeping up with current developments. Long may this exclusive 'train porn' site flourish!
1639 22/3/14 - Ryan H, North-East England|
First visit to the site but will be back, never too much info as an amateur signalman myself on a heritage line! Thanks, Ryan.
1008 21/3/14 - Shridhar Deshpande, Pune, India|
Useful & very much interesting information! Thanks.
1928 11/3/14 - Bernard Fisher, Rossendale , England|
Use much information from this sight for sig training on the E.L. R.
1835 27/2/14 - Jerry Panter, North Walsham, Norfolk|
A very interesting website that brings back some fond memories.
2019 11/2/14 - Melvyn mobbs, harwich, united kingdom|
This site is the greatest thing since bacon and eggs on a shovel, and a Billy of tea. I find it hugely useful and very entertaining, thank you.
0339 20/1/14 - Neville Parry, Beaver, PA, USA|
Previous visitor, but not recently. I am newly retired and emigrated from Liverpool 30+ years ago, and am lucky to have a 24' x 24' basement in which to build a OO model of the Mold & Denbigh Junction Railway, but am doing it as 'single track' as it should have been. The traffic never justified a double track line! Anyway, I want to include full signaling, even if substituting colour lights for semaphores in places.
1308 12/1/14 - Malcolm Dunstall, Folkestone, Kent, England|
Great site! I shall probably be back for more information. I am actually a GWR enthusiast and modeller in spite of my home address, and am associated with a joint OO gauge line GWR/LNWR.
1716 10/1/14 - Ian Norton, Cwmllynfell|
Great site! Fascinating subject! Come on over to see us at www.avrsonline.co.uk - we're on the same track :-)
0743 08/1/14 - William Wade, Gisors, France|
A great site of a fascinating subject. Thank you for sharing it.
2228 06/1/14 - Peter Lorenzo, Chertsey, Surrey, England|
1038 01/1/14 - Richard Dempsey, Mallow, Co.Cork Eire|
This is a great site as a retired railway worker I will be back again keep up the good work
2209 29/12/13 - Dave Collins, Gillingham, Kent, England|
Great site! Good pictures of Oxted signal box, (CCM)where I worked from 1970 - 1974. Still vividly remember the layout there. In those days we still used every single lever in the box on weekdays, including the crossovers at both ends for a class 33 running round its passenger train. We had a calling on signal, an intermediate block section, quite an interesting box to work.
1705 27/12/13 - Kevin Downham, Rugby, UK|
Excellent site - interesting to look at home sites such as Bentham, Ladies Walk and Wennington.
1519 23/12/13 - Simon, George, West Yorkshire|
Be very grateful if someone could help with a track diagram/layout of Heaton Lodge Junction near Mirfield in 1980 -1986? Am building an 'O' gauge scale model.Thanks again
1413 21/12/13 - Stuart Magnus, Broadstone, Dorset|
I am training to be a signalman on Swanage Railway. I have finished the training school & exams and am now doing practical work at Harmans Cross. I have found the website to be very helpful!
2000 15/12/13 - Boris Durham, Leeds, West Yorkshire|
Signed the book dozens of times even though in most cases the signalmen didn't want me to.
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