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Came onto this site many years ago,,, but not kept in touch,,, Ive returned and still enjoyed
3485 1408 18/3/17 - Alan Phillips, Newcastle upon Tyne
Stumbled across this "box" whilst researching the history and types of railway signalling for a college assignment. It has been bookmarked and will be returning many times I suspect! A very useful site indeed
3484 0244 28/2/17 - Steve Ethell, Knights Hill N.S.W., Australia
Many thanks for the detailed info on signaling. I think that it will be invaluable when it comes to doing the signals on my yet to be completed OO gauge model train layout.
3483 1130 27/2/17 - doug pearson, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
I am looking for train timetables for 1965. Wakefield Kirkgate to Horbury Junction. Would to grateful to speak to anyone who might help
3482 0936 27/2/17 - Mike Crouch, Bideford, UK
Looking to construct a Home& Distant signal Gantry to advertise an exhibition of Bideford Appledore & Westward Ho! railway that closed in 1917.
3481 0206 27/2/17 - MICHAEL, Newton Abbot, UK
Learning all about signalling before volunteering with the South Devon Railway. Excellent pages !
3480 0952 23/2/17 - Peter Read, Dunedin, New Zealand
Currently building a GWR layout and looking for ideas. Great site!
3479 0755 17/2/17 - Brian Hooper, Axbridge, England
Any info on Thames Wharf Jcn SB and signalmen
3478 1414 10/2/17 - Hessel Franssen, Haaksbergen, Nederland
Hello John, May I ask your help here? (I lost your email address). We have met years ago at Butterley together with Rush Ashmore. I looking for copies (to study or buy) of the Metropolitan City Widened Lines Regulations for Train Signalling of 1914 (Lock & Block) and 1924 (Track Circuit). Kind regards, Hessel
3476 2136 04/2/17 - Derek Tabot, Sheffield, UK
Hello to Ray Jones of Sandy. Regarding your entry about Hitchin. Jack Wooton was my Uncle and we use to visit regularly(his wife was my fathers sister). His son David was at Hitchin South, ending his days in Kings Cross PSB. I remember Ron(Buddy) Hawkins at the Yard Box. I probably saw you at Cadwell as I spent many happy hours spotting there in the early 1960s. Remember George Howe as well? FU HC HF CW Happy Days! Regards, Derek
3475 1511 03/2/17 - Ian Ings, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
I started as a Second Man at the Cross in 1976 when my partner Alf Broadhead went into the new power box, so knew Ted Bosnal and Ted Nye. Worked the block enders into Moorgate via the widen lines and out via hotel curve. I progressed to return in 1996 as Station Manager. Just found this site which I think is great.
3474 1524 25/1/17 - raymond jones, Sandy Beds, UK
Just wondered if anyone remembers these names from the hitchin area 1962 - 1975 My first box as telegraph lad Sandy. John Turner, Sid Emerson,Ted Bosnal,Ron Hitchcock. Then Hitchin South. Harry Hallows, Jack Wootton, Then Hitchin Yard Ron Hawkins, George (The Vicar) Wakefield, Don Kirby. My 1st Box as signalman Cadwell, Alan Featherstone then back to Hitchin Yard as signalman, My DI Ted Nye. Relief men l knew Roy Revel,Sam Barber, Mick Harmer, Stan Crouch,,,,Cheers
3473 0213 23/1/17 - Frank Kemp, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia Canad
My Father was a Signalman on the LMS Cricklewood, some days my Mother & I would take his lunch to the Signal box and he would allow me to pull one of the Signal levers probably against all rules & regulations! This was at least 78 years ago and I can remember wondering how my Dad made sense of all the different gongs and his use of the key to send transmit signals During the War my Father was given a Enfield 303 rifle to defend the box against German Paratroopers, do not think he would have stood much chance, the top part of the box was just wood & glass Happy menories
3472 2113 16/1/17 - Gordon Mitchell, Westhoughton
This is a truly impressive resource. I am working my way through it slowly and learning a great deal as I go. Thanks for that opportunity!
3471 1828 14/1/17 - Alastair MacIntosh, Perth, Scotland
Just found your diagrams for Larbert South, which are of great interest. Very informative site, thanks
3469 1459 09/1/17 - Chris Thornton, birmingham, west midlands
Just found you excellent website. What a revelation, I am on my 1st model layout & can now understand how to signal it etc.Thanks, keep up the good work.
3468 1551 06/1/17 - Graham Sullivan, Dereham, Norfolk
Thank you for a most informative site. Can I just mention that when I tried to access your site my Kapersky would not allow me access as it stated your certificate belonged to another site! Sounds like a case of Wrong-Line working. So here I am applying rule 55....
Ed note - I am not aware of any issues with the site, which does not use SSL and therefore does not require a certificate. However, you will get such errors if you access the site using (incorrectly) https in the web address.
3467 1843 05/1/17 - Will Litchfield, Holmes Chapel, UK
A veritable mine of useful information for the serious railway modeller. Thank you
3466 0156 27/12/16 - Brett Ballard, Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Excellent site. The track layouts are very inspiring for modelling.
3465 2046 17/12/16 - mark bradshaw, cairneyhill, uk
S&T Boss at shed 47 railway restoration group. fantastic site, what a wealth of information, thanks guys.
3464 2128 14/12/16 - Wetdog FBK, Barnsley, Yorkshire
Great site, keep up the good work
3462 0546 03/11/16 - Robert Purcell, Redcliffe, Australia
Hi there....great resource signalling in all its forms is interesting. My favourite subject is mechanical signalling. I am building my own 400mm gauge railway and must have some semaphore signals..all the best.
3460 1957 08/10/16 - Ian Blair, Staffordshire Moorlands, UK
Excellent site for reference and general railway education.
3459 1717 08/10/16 - Jonathan Samways, East Grinstead
Return visit to look at some West Wales boxes after a couple of days covering lines in that part.
3458 2259 07/10/16 - David Moore, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
Brilliant site. May I suggest a couple of changes? On the Lever 6 Museums page, the link to the St Albans South website is incorrect. It should be This link could also usefully be added to the Lever 16 Links page.
3457 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
3456 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.
3455 1826 16/9/16 - Steve Crawshaw, LEEDS, West Yorkshire
A rite gud read!
3454 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.
3453 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
3452 1245 09/7/16 - Jon Warburton, London, United Kingdom
Very useful website when trying to create signalling systems
3451 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!
3450 1534 30/6/16 - Gary Collins, Cavan, Ireland
Fantastic and interesting site. Very informative. First stop for any info signal related.
3449 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.
3448 1354 16/6/16 - Christopher Bligh, Plymouth, Devon
Very good site. Looking for information on permissive working
3447 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!
3446 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!
3445 1524 19/5/16 - Tim Stubbs, Paignton, England
Fabulous site. As an aspiring signalman, it will be a great help. Full of detail.
3444 1809 11/5/16 - Gabriel Phillips, Forest Row
Fantastic website, incredible detail. Thank you very much!
3442 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
3441 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.
3440 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.
3439 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.
3438 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.
3437 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.

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