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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0822 01/2/19 - Julian Robinson, Filey|
Excellent site. Building 00 gauge layout and needing info on signals. How things have changed in 50 plus years.
1828 23/1/19 - Adrian Roberts, Alfreton, Derbyshire|
Very interesting site. Came on looking for Oxmarsh lane crossing box as working on a 00 scale model of the box and crossing at the moment
0332 02/12/18 - Dominick Rutkowski, Mount Wolf, PA, United States|
While I am American, I feel like a true brit when it comes to trains and railways
1449 29/11/18 - Andrew Thompson, Leyland, UK|
Just browsing and refreshing myself before I have my Crossing Keeper re-test on Saturday at Damems on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. There is just so much interesting stuff here on this website - Thanks.
2104 21/11/18 - Alistair Nisbet, Brackley, UK|
Good evening John I have another article prepared for Backtrack magazine in which railwaymen on the NBR and Scottish Midland Junction in the 1850s ignored rules and caused fatal crashes. Rules ignored related mostly to signalling and it would be useful to be able to include illustrations of the types of signal which might have been used at the locations concerned. Do you know of any source of images which might fit the bill short of copying from a book ? I guess they might have been of the turning bar or disc variety but cannot be sure.
2149 08/11/18 - keith williams, swansea, UK|
have visited previously, but not signed book.
1621 04/11/18 - Stewart Irving, Greystones, Ireland|
Fascinating site. I have just started modelling a section of the GWR, so the info is invaluable. Thanks for all the effort that went into this site.
0910 02/11/18 - Geoff Blyth, Billericay, Essex|
I have been making use of the material here for some time without signing the register, which is no doubt an infringement of the rules! Thank you John for all your work and for allowing us to use it from time to time in Branch Line News.
2349 20/10/18 - Calen Eledh, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK|
I came across this site looking for information on signals, and ended up learning a lot more besides. A very interesting and informative site. Thank you for all the great work!
1941 16/10/18 - Ross Angel, Padova, Italy|
I am starting to model SR after a long break, so a great resource! And the photos bring back memories of 1970s around Redhill and Reigate. Thanks!
1556 03/10/18 - Barry Keens, Toodyay, Western Australia|
Back again in WA after a nice 6 year break in UK visiting many signal boxes. Some on the day they closed. so sad to see so many going/.
2200 21/9/18 - Anthony Fothergill, Bury St Edmunds, UK|
Great site. Trying to find info on MY signal lever I bought at an Auction.
1610 10/9/18 - Ray Butler, West bromwich, U K|
The signal box is a very good and interesting site,I like looking at the old station layouts
1719 28/8/18 - paul wilson|
great site as always, its been a while since I signed the book so here I am now. currently signalling on 2 heritage railways and will be soon starting on my 3rd along with a simulation box up in crewe.
1841 01/7/18 - Hazel Brooks, Tipton, West Midlands|
Old railway signalling was a passion of mine many years ago and it has just risen its head again so I went surfing (as they say these days) and look what I found! Glad to be here, will have a good delve later.
1254 19/6/18 - James Leigh, Strathalbyn, South Australia|
Volunteer S&T worker with the SteamRanger Heritage Railway in South Australia. Also operate a model railway with a very complicated electric lever frame.
1058 07/6/18 - Stephen Rhodes, York, North Yorkshire|
First class site, fortunately recently retired with time to spent searching this site.
2058 21/5/18 - Christopher Tobaras, Dublin, Ireland|
Be right back with you, blasted weather freezing those signals again!
1610 01/4/18 - Ian Pritchard, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands|
An incredible and essential source of invaluable research information, fantastic database!
1056 18/3/18 - SUMIT SIMLAI, GHAZIABAD, INDIA|
I have found this website so useful for several years that I keep going back to it every now and then. I am now trying to prepare a compilation of all signalling related stuff from various sources including this one, for my personal study. The compilation is in pdf format but it would have been good to find MS Word versions so that I could format it my way for easy reading. Keep up the good work.
2038 13/3/18 - Charles DeSol, Philadelphia, U.S.|
Referred here by "Diesel Railcar Simulator" tips messages. What an amazing source of info!
0609 12/3/18 - Ron Bean, Hockley, Essex England|
A very interesting subject, I have learned quite a bit about LNER signals etc. Will be referring to it quite often
0602 11/3/18 - Geof James, Redland Bay, Queensland 4165; Australia|
An LMS man at heart....but I do like the former Great Central Railway!
1810 09/3/18 - Viswanath Varanasi, Hyderabad , India|
We recently took up a 33 KM Doubling Project At Bhimavaram which involves S&T , P Way , OHE and Civil Works . As this subject is new to me I was trying to understand how S&T functions as it is first job we have to carry out before any other job Great Site and very well presented V. Viswanath
1159 28/2/18 - Theo Thomas, Bedford, ----|
Looking for guidance on drawing a signal box diagram
1559 19/2/18 - Duncan Stott, Bolton, Lancashire|
Research visit for Design job at Blackford SB
0219 17/2/18 - Ross K Beetlestone, wadhurst, -|
Really useful website.
1807 21/1/18 - Christopher Allanson, Haywards Heath, West Sussex|
Stumbled over this site while searching for info on where to place signals on my layout. What a wonderful resource! I can see I shall be coming here often. Thanks for all your hard work.
0046 09/1/18 - David Foulsham, Bishops Stortford, UK|
searching web for information concerning signalling for model railway, now I cannot keep away, excellent site, thanks to all who have put this together.
0924 25/12/17 - Col Kay, Mt Lewis, Australia|
Happy Christmas Signaler How did you end up with this shift?
2310 21/12/17 - Tony Joyce, REDCAR, U.K.|
Have looked through this wonderful site many times and become so immersed in reading this wealth of information, the clock just ticks away. Thank You to all involved in running, maintaining and contributing to it.
1552 12/12/17 - Alistair Barrie, Edinburgh, Midlothian|
Looking for diagrams for Forres signal cabins circa 1961. Very impressive the information that is available.
1105 24/11/17 - Steve Bailey, Bristol, UK|
Good fun remembering what we used to do!
1222 21/11/17 - Malc Anderson|
Pointed to this site when looking for info re placement of signals for model railway layout. So far has answered my queries..excellent.
2032 15/11/17 - Terry A Booker, POOLE, UK|
Super site, John. Very helpful for my recent book on modelling signal boxes and infrastructure...many thanks.Now looking for images of the wartime replacement box following the air-raid at Castle Carey.Modern pics show the same size as Lansdowne but less windows and less attractive. "Keep on looking....!"
1420 08/11/17 - Nicholas Evans, Diamond Creek, Australia|
Came across this site a number of hours ago... Still reading.. And i must admit, i am now further addicted to the abundance of information available all in this one spot. Magnificent in every respect. Great to see the expansive history in signalling is still very much appreciated. Still plenty of it all left in the world, including in Australia. Thank you to all of whom contribute factual information on the histories of Railway systems on this site.
0801 27/10/17 - Derek Watts, Hinckley, Leicestershire|
A very enlightening site with an enormous amount of information which has taken me back to my younger days when I was employed on the LMS at Burton on Trent.
1952 15/10/17 - Dan Oliver, Kent, UK|
What a brilliant site!
0402 14/10/17 - Michael bissett, Springwood, Australia|
Great site im a former Area controller grade i. Was home stationed at Parkes.
1354 01/9/17 - David Skeates, Guidlford, United Kingdom|
Excellent site, vast amount of data and well presented
1123 10/8/17 - Michael Bridge, Buxton, Norfolk, UK|
Thank you for providing information settling a discussion (argument) between me and my CME at the Bure Valley Railway.
1047 18/7/17 - Fred sharples, preston, englwnd|
What a great site. used to work preston number 1.4.5 signal boxes. Most of my time at number 5. 1964 to 1968.
0829 12/6/17 - William Barter, Towcester, Northamptonshire|
John, The drawing of Westerham New Box is interesting. Westerham never existed in the form show we can be sure, so it must be a scheme that did not progress. Two features stand out: * Putting the box adjacent to the booking office. This looks like cutting out the clerk and making it a porter-signalman job, with the signalman issuing tickets. Not sure about now but back in the 70s there were still places like this on the SR; * Providing an advanced starter. I beleive in the 1930s the timetabe deamnded two trains in quick succession in the evening peak from Dunton Green. But before Westerham could accept the second, the first had to have arrived and been shunted to the yard, as with the starter on the end of the platform, the shunt move would occupy the single line. With an advance starter as shown, I expect the shunt could take place with the second train on its way. It does not show the crossover from the run-round road to the goods shed road beyond the shed. This as taken out about 1935 as far as I can tell, possibly the only bit of this scheme to go ahead. Hope all is well with you. Regards, William
1719 29/5/17 - Graeme Simmonds, Pontypridd, Wales|
Are you still using the green ink?
2052 02/5/17 - Peter Meekin, Greater Manchester|
Been here ages ago but never got round to signing the Train Register. Even more informative than I remembered. :-)
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