THE SIGNAL BOX
By tradition, the Rule Book has required all visitors to the Signal Box to sign the Train Register. We'd like to invite you to maintain this tradition. Simply fill in your details and comments here .
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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0840 10/1/16 - Dave Hill, Porthmadog, Wales|
General interest in signalling, but I am specifically looking at constructing an interactive signal exhibit. I have a track layout diagram for Porthmadog, dated 1985, but I want to go back a few years to when the Beddgelert sidings were in operation. My first thought was to use miniature power levers, but I am starting to think that they are very rare. The display side will either be a digital animation of, or a signal box track layout diagram.
1700 09/1/16 - Paul Hepworth, York, UK|
Just downloaded a free simulation of the FR/WHR signalling at Porthmadoc station. The website app seems to be android, but the reviews list options for MAC, 32 and 64 bit Windows. Even have to click on the token and train staffs to deliver/return.
1702 06/1/16 - David Croucher, Minehead, UK|
Will be back !
2227 02/1/16 - Daniel Walker, Appleby-in-Westmorland, England|
Soon to be a trainee bobby at a preserved line!
1241 02/1/16 - Patrick Nairne, Tonbridge, England|
Wonderful site and reference source. I am now a passed signalman at Wittersham Road on the Kent and East Sussex Railway and am always learning! Happy New Year to you all.
2149 30/12/15 - bob Puffett, Morecambe|
Good site, useful information for a complete novice
0044 17/12/15 - Graham Clarke, Ipswich, U.K.|
A wonderful site ... I respect your energy and devotion ... thank you and may I wish you a very merry Christmas and all good things in 2016 ... Graham
2115 26/10/15 - Doug Nuckley, Basildon, UK|
Ex Crossing Keeper (Fobbing) and Signalman (Low St. and Grays) on LT&S.
1645 25/9/15 - Graham Wood, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire |
Great information to help my understanding of the old and new world of signalling. Used it to match my signal box lever frame colours to my goods yard approach and layout. Many thanks
1841 16/9/15 - john hallam, nottingham, nottinghamshire|
great site well worth visiting
1327 07/9/15 - Bill Green, Southend, Essex|
Ex signalman. Started Totley Tunnel East 1958, then Relief Signalman LTS finally Nuneaton PSB 1996. 20 boxes in all.
2153 01/9/15 - Brian Williams, Newbridge, Caerphilly|
As a goods guard at Ebbw Junction in the seventies I only ever used the twenty four hour clock for my journals and that system obviously used right through out, I was asked this evening about a system using a dot or a dash to denote AM and PM and used on the railway, has anyone heard of such a system?
1337 31/8/15 - Douglas Morgan, Fleet, UK|
Didcot Railway Museum will be the new home for the Swindon Panel when Network Rail have finished with it. See Swindon Panel Society website for further details.
2143 24/8/15 - Tim Barber, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire|
I have several old photos taken at Millbrook on the Midland mainline and was fortunate to both find your site and the Millbrook box diagram! Many thanks.
1522 05/8/15 - dennis bruce , bristol born, c c bristol|
spent many happy years in east &west box @ bristol temple meads
0512 04/8/15 - Bob Dews, huddersfield, hadyai, uk, thailand|
As aa retired loco driver I find the information on the site extremely interesting and useful. In particular the signal track and signalling diagrams. I intend to build a model railway and hope to base this on real track layouts. I would also like to get hold of all the signal diagrams for huddersfield up 1968.
1431 01/7/15 - Thomas Dabek, London, UK|
Thanks for all the information on your website.
1924 16/6/15 - John buchanan, Billericay|
Just travelled on the preserved Furness Railway from Lakeside to Haverthwaite. Had to come here to find out about the slotted post starting signal still in use at Lakeside. Spotted a similar distant signal further up the line.
1233 17/5/15 - Ivan Stewart, Leighton Buzzard, UK|
Just popping by again to sign the book! Now in my 20th year on the railway with NR. Ex North London Line relief signaller and West Coast South in the Willesden area. Currently control based.
0050 16/5/15 - Michael Fanthorpe, East Sussex|
Very good site. Comprehensive and easy to navigate etc. You are very generous to allow items to be copied. I have printed off a track diagram for Warsop Junction as I have a box board which I am restoring. Thank you. Kind regards.
1555 13/5/15 - matthijs boon, terwolde, netherlands (gelderland)|
Love your website, very interesting! At the heritage railway were i am a volunteer, we are currently starting to make plans for creating a working block system with mainly siemens & halske equipement. If you like, i can send some pictures of it for your website when we have started with the project. Greets from holland
2327 09/5/15 - Peter Stanbridge, Leighton Buzzard, England|
Nice to back amongst friends.
0231 09/5/15 - Michael Dexter, Howick, New Zealand|
It is some time since I paid a visit but I do enjoy looking at all the signalling on show.
2221 04/5/15 - Patrick Monaghan, Warkworth, New Zealand|
Hi John, Change of email address to note Also Having a clean out and wonder if you would like me to sent it all to you(esp AWS St Pancras>Luton 14 sheets c1965) Regards Patrick
2206 02/5/15 - Paulo Ferreira, Sines, Portugal|
I was glad to be redirected again to this highly informative and clear site after I read all of it some years ago. Still most interesting! Good work. Hope the line will keep clear for many more years ahead.
1954 30/4/15 - RA|
hello the signal box
1425 29/3/15 - Trevor Rumgay, Wells, Somerset|
Rule-Line-Name-Time, how often I remember signing the train register in signal boxes as a engine fireman carrying out rule 55 in the early 1960s when at 71a Eastleigh. Great site well done
0134 15/3/15 - Steven Robertson, Brisbane, Australia|
I am a retired QR Signalman and avid railways enthusiast and I happen to own a 7-1/4 inch gauge Black Five.
1954 14/3/15 - Craig Ingham, Gilbertsville, PA, USA|
The Reading Society of Model Engineers has a Hall "Banjo" signal, probably used on the Reading Co., and we are looking for information that may be available. The purpose of this request is to get it operational for display. Please contact me. Thank you
2339 02/3/15 - Kevin.L.P.Atkinson, Geelong, Australia|
Great Site very informative and interesting.I am building an O Gauge 143.5 scale Model of Dunster Signal Box and after exteriour and interiour information and your site has been very helpful.Thank you,Kevin.L.P.Atkinson Ex Victorian & V/Line Driver Class 2/Rock Bassist/Writer.
1515 23/2/15 - Philip baldwin, norwich, norfolk|
Returned to site once again,for another fix of nostalgia,memories of the good old days. Ex rlf SIG norwich.
2218 22/2/15 - Robert Guilford, Southampton, England|
Very interesting site and very accessible.
1815 06/2/15 - David Murray, Chesterfield, UK|
Great site with fantastic information.
1409 14/1/15 - TED COOK, LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE|
Great site followed for last few years. I was Signalman in Sussex 1965-72 and in Leicester 1972-2008 anyone interested in these periods I would be glad to hear from you.
1226 11/1/15 - Jeremy Holland, Okehampton|
A highly informative and well organised site. Fascinating. Thanks.
1122 11/1/15 - Tristan Lockheart, London, England|
A brilliant website, the page about block signalling was brilliant!
1345 05/1/15 - Ben Sanders, Kettering|
I found this site very interesting and informative especially the diagrams of the track and signals.
0649 05/1/15 - SAXENA, AGRA, , INDIA|
Presently I am working with the most prestigious and modern and latest entrant in Metros, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, as Manager Signalling. The information shared through this page and site is invaluable. Good work and equally good tradition of signing the train register. Keep it up!!
2049 01/1/15 - Dafydd Whyles, Gainsborough, Lincs|
Just popped in to sign the book. Still at Gainsborough Trent Jc, but due to close in 2016. After that, who knows...? Keep up the good work
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