THE SIGNAL BOX
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0104 04/10/16 - Ken Hannah, Richland, Washington, US|
New to UK trains topics but am digesting the 1960s Beeching Report and following the plight of your UK Heritage Rail systems. // Hoping to see resolution of US oil shipping issues here on Columbia River rail network served by BSNF and UP
2151 24/9/16 - Andy Hides, Grantham, Great Britain|
Just to record that Lowdham SB will 7-5-5 (close) for good on Monday 3rd October 2016, after 120 years service. As ever this sight continues to be a valauble resource for all things signalling related.
1826 16/9/16 - Steve Crawshaw, LEEDS, West Yorkshire|
A rite gud read!
1532 31/8/16 - Mike Lewis, Irchester, England|
stumbled across your website searching for info on GCR and was pleased to see the name Chris Bellett as a main contributor. I have happy memories of working with Chris at Waterloo.
0720 12/7/16 - graham mullis, manchester, uk|
revisiting the site and it is as good as ever. used to be a signaller years ago on BR Southern. Started at Godstone and ended at Waterloo. Does anybody remember Frank Pacey who used to be the signals instructor on SR. I am hoping he is still with us, he used to be Station Master at Appledore also
1245 09/7/16 - Jon Warburton, London, United Kingdom|
Very useful website when trying to create signalling systems
1147 09/7/16 - John Pritchard, Basingstoke, UK|
This is a well-organised and fascinating site which I found very helpful when researching my Doctor Who audiobook story The Mouthless Dead (a signalbox-based ghost story) which has just been released by Big Finish Productions. Many thanks!
1534 30/6/16 - Gary Collins, Cavan, Ireland|
Fantastic and interesting site. Very informative. First stop for any info signal related.
0644 30/6/16 - Frank Douglas, Selby, North Yorkshire|
I was the Signalman at the Keady Power Signalbox on The East Coast Mainline, I was 19 at the time in 1970 when it was demolished by a Freight Train which had a hot box and the Bogie Bolster left the rails at the points into Keady Power Station and went straight through the Signalbox completely demolishing it.The Signalbox was only a two Shift Box 6 am to 13:00 and 13:00 to 21:16 for coal into the Power Station.The Signalbox had been shut at approximately 21:20 and the train went through the Signalbox not long after, Luckily no one was injured.The thing is I cannot find any reports anywhere about this accident, Could anyone help me with this please I would be grateful.
1354 16/6/16 - Christopher Bligh, Plymouth, Devon|
Very good site. Looking for information on permissive working
2154 04/6/16 - Tyler Brace, Peterborough, United Kingdom|
Great site you have here and very informative for people like me who want to learn the old signalling ways. Thanks!
1858 04/6/16 - David Lewis, Dartford, United Kingdom|
Love this website. I am a signalman who started his journey at Neasden Junction - a 19th Century Midland-style mechanical lever-frame (yes, still all mechanical!) I am now based at Feltham Area Signalling Centre and actually getting to use my rulebooks!
1524 19/5/16 - Tim Stubbs, Paignton, England|
Fabulous site. As an aspiring signalman, it will be a great help. Full of detail.
1809 11/5/16 - Gabriel Phillips, Forest Row|
Fantastic website, incredible detail. Thank you very much!
0809 10/5/16 - Tenbrae, Preston, Uk|
This site is a wonderful resource . I was looking for information on the L and Y Rly and signals , great resource
2206 09/5/16 - Michael Bailey, Blessington, Ireland|
Thanks for this great web site. I have always loved railways, my father had a attic full of model railway regrettably I cannot do the same.
2313 28/4/16 - Tony Thompson, Torquay, Devon, UK.|
I found this site by chance,and find it to be very interesting,brings back many memories. Well and truly retired, ex driver:Agecroft, Patricroft & Crewe.
0035 27/4/16 - Barry Keens, East Bridgford, UK|
Love visiting here. First visit to a Signal Box was in 1951 at Chelmscote Bridge. Now at the age of 75 I have not lost my enthusiasm of visiting Signal Boxes, having returned to the UK 5 years ago. I am a member of SRS and would welcome visitors to my Email address.
2248 25/4/16 - ROMAN PEACEY|
Very interesting site and very informative I will be back to look in more detail as there is a lot to take in at once.
2136 19/4/16 - Steve Budd, harlow, essex|
Really enjoyed the some of the info on some of the signalboxes on the hertford east branch I visited many of them during the 80s, and have some fond memories of wormley signal box visits at this time as well.
1550 19/4/16 - David Rounce, Project Manager, Ravenglass Railway Museum, England|
Thanks, a very useful resource which is helping us overhaul the interpretation of the Ravenglass signal box.
2026 17/4/16 - Henry Hearle, Annalong, Northern Ireland|
Great, very informative site! I came here looking for information regarding the placement of signals for my model (loosely based around Paisley/Glasgow in 1:450 T Gauge).
1607 15/4/16 - Eric Pace, Derby, United Kingdom|
As a railway signalling ledgend I find this site rather interesting
0919 14/4/16 - Barry Connor, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire|
been interested in the working of signals for many years.
1519 11/4/16 - Brian Perrie, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire|
I spent twenty years as a signalman on BR in and around Dundee during the 80`s and 90`s. I have spent the last twenty years as Stationmaster at Dingwall Railway Station in the north of Scotland.
0954 04/4/16 - Alastair Carr, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, UK|
Signalling Designer at Mott MacDonald
2344 26/3/16 - Alan Spencer, Derby, UK|
Started at Bromsgrove, as an Engine Cleaner 25.02.1963 (53 years ago), I am still employed in the Railway Industry, as A Controller, having spent 30+ years from Fireman, Driver and Driver Manager, moving on after Retiring in 2003 to Controller for various Companies, now with DC Rail.
1045 11/3/16 - JOHN JACKSON, BRISTOL|
Hello I have work on the railway for 40 years as a Guard at Barry and Bristol Bath road and Temple Meads,so i have signed a few signal box books. this is a good site i like it. JPJACKSON
1159 07/3/16 - Mike Attrill, Aldershot, Hants|
Visited Romsey Signal Box over weekend- very good explanation of how Cooke & Wheatstone System system operated. Followed up interest by finding this site. My father was a BR Signalman 1949- 1975
1455 06/3/16 - william french, banbury, oxon|
VERY enjoyable read and have applied for membership 6 mar 2016
1119 06/3/16 - Phil Kenny, Barrow-in-Furness|
Great information I will be visiting this site often
1941 03/3/16 - Gary Dimmock, Paignton , UK|
Thanks for "the knowledge " on signalling. A great resource for anybody researching this subject.
1922 28/2/16 - Frank White, Manchester, UK|
my first visit was 12/11/11 and consult this work frequently. I still find this the most informative work on uk railway practice in the internet. Excellent reading
1012 27/2/16 - Alan Deamer, Blackpool, Lancashire|
What a great sight, so much information in an easy to understand format. Only a very brief visit, but I shall return soon when I can spend plenty more time having a good look round. Well done. Thank you.
2234 26/2/16 - Reverend David Croucher, Blue Anchor / Minehead, Somerset|
In Training with WSR , and this site is great for reading and revision . Many thanks
1928 08/2/16 - jon gardner, didcot, england|
Great site, as a complete novice, regarding railways, I have learned more in the first look at the site, and will keep coming back. I am planning a model railway based on Didcot station, including the DNS railway,and when finished, if it is before I pop my cloggs, will give it to Didcot railway centre.
1125 27/1/16 - dennisbruce, ringwood , hants|
anybody out thereknows a MR Alex seal or alextrack exsignaler from bristol tm and thanks
1412 24/1/16 - Paul Hirst, Sheffield, South Yorkshire|
Crossing Keeper soon to be entering Signalling School. Found this site to be very helpful and informative especialy the signal section. Great fun too Loved It and will use often
2256 19/1/16 - Gordon Woods, Shrewsbury, U.K. |
Great resource for the railway modeller looking for junction details and proper signalling. Thank you.
2155 19/1/16 - Barrie Papworth, Sidmouth|
Excellent site came across it while trying to find out why the back of semaphore signals are white with black lines. Anyone know?
1449 13/1/16 - Ken Owen, Redhill|
Fascinating site, prompted by research into remaining semaphores in London and learning more about signal boxes in home town of Redhill for U3A talks
1701 12/1/16 - Helen McBride|
Great Site, all the info in one place, easy to use.
1119 10/1/16 - Alistair Fyffe|
Great Site - I will be a regular visitor in the future...
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.
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