THE SIGNAL BOX
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0258 28/9/99 - Don Miller, Jr, Cape May City, NJ , USA|
Having found your site by accident, I was pleasantly surprised to find both Winslow Jct.'s and Tuckahoe's towers included in a British rail website. Being the webmaster, employee of the Cape May Seashore Lines (which leases the Tuckahoe tower through a arrangement w/ NJ Transit, and a "railfan" of the Pennsylvania - Reading (pronounced like redding)Seashore Lines, I emailed Mike Brotzman on some corrections on the history of the towers. I'm glad Btritish railfans can see some of the old style "Interlocking" towers (what we call signal boxes). The CMSL does have plan to restore Tuckahoe to the way it was in its "hey day". By the way my personal home page URL is, http://users.snip.net/~lionking
2058 22/9/99 - Philip A. Millard, Woking, Surrey|
A really interesting and highly professional site, full of information.
2040 20/9/99 - Robert Neuhoff FITC, Bremerhaven, Germany
- Email: RobertNeuhoff@yahoo.co.uk
I am a German signalman. I am study privatley the UK signal system. This are very helpful sides. Is here any signalman from the UK, please contact me.
0230 20/9/99 - Ken Smith, Chico, California, USA|
A good site, which I have bookmarked and will revisit. Had a go at the SB anagram quiz, but am almost certainly too late or have made some errors, possibly both. Any chance of your doing signalling diagrams on your site?
2015 19/9/99 - Ian Stemp, Portsmouth, Hants|
Many thanks for setting up a site like this, It allows people like me to read about signalling.
1758 19/9/99 - Dennis Lister, Grimsby, Lincs|
Just dropped by for a good browse
0337 19/9/99 - William Chree, Inverness, Inverness-shire|
An excellent site the pictures of Achnasheen are gems. I don't know as to the fate of the Nairn bicycle system as the ABERDEEN INVERNESS line is to be radio blocked as part of railtracks refurbishments.
0037 17/9/99 - John England, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset|
A new site found via the SeMG and very good it seems too, thanks
2119 14/9/99 - Terry Tracey, Preston, Lancs|
I think it a great web site from one who loves manual signaling. I am very interested in the former SECR lines and also in the NW area and have lots of photos.
2038 13/9/99 - Steve Daly, Saffron Walden, Essex|
So far I am finding the site quite interesting.
2043 8/9/99 - Keith Parkinson, Peterborough, Cambs|
Very interesting site, well done. I shall definitely revisit. Especially found the sales/wants section of interest, as S&T leader for Nene Valley Rly, this could be of use. There is a growing need for S&T Managers of Heritage rlwys to have a common "exchange" forum. I am by profession (26 years) a practising professional railwayman, mainly S&T. Bye - sorry, 7-5-5!
2241 7/9/99 - Ian Coleby|
Full of lots of info.
1241 6/9/99 - Robert Gray, Greenfield, Beds|
Very interesting, especially some of the 'historic' photographs and information. Is useful in my day-to-day work as a signalling consultant.
1955 31/8/99 - Phil Wimbush, Uxbridge, Middx|
Outstanding, I'll be visiting again for sure, very soon.
0305 31/8/99 - Michael Borden, San Francisco, CA, USA|
Great site! My main interest in trains is track work and signals. thanks for the good info!
1711 30/8/99 - M. R. Clary, Troy, Texas, USA|
1250 30/8/99 - Mick Wilkins, Newbury, Berks|
Signing on again as I have changed my isp and e-mail address since my last visit a few weeks ago. The site just gets better and better - well done.
0754 29/8/99 - Allan Hendry, Cambus, Clackmannanshire|
I was interested to see this signal box and to read information on it.
2055 28/8/99 - Steve Daly, Saffron Walden, Essex|
A very interesting site - glad that I found it!
1739 28/8/99 - Euan MacKintosh, Keith, Banffshire|
A very informative site. The mechanical signalbox is one of the last direct links to the steam age. I started my railway career at Insch, where the Great North of Scotland signalbox is still operational. As in Kennethmont featured it contains both Absolute and Tokenless Block instruments. Over the years I have also built up a collection of signalbox photographs, many of which alas are no longer with us. All the best with your future research.
0925 28/8/99 - Malcolm Chainey, Stocksfield, Northumberland|
Very interesting. I commute on the Tyne Valley line which still has plenty of semaphore signals. There are places where this is an advantage (walkers crossing the line near Prudhoe can see whether a train is due). However, in this day and age, aren't they a bit dated?
1124 25/8/99 - Rod Mackay, Cardiff|
Barry box - need cheering up, just lost ANOTHER wagonworks. (I was at Llandaff when Cathays and Powell Duffryn went.) "To lose one... may be considered a misfortune, but to lose (three) seems like carelessness!"
2218 24/8/99 - David McLellan, Mishawaka, Indiana. USA|
1238 24/8/99 - Graham Hill, Brookwood, Surrey|
1812 23/8/99 - Phil Pritchard, Neston, Cheshire|
Signals Engineer, Llangollen Railway Have built a replica Cheshire Lines box at Deeside & done 4 signalling installations as well as Cheshire Lines frame locking and GWR Stud & Tappet locking.
1951 21/8/99 - Chris Higgin, Puddletown, Dorset|
Ex booking boy/signalman Subway Junction, Old Oak Common East, Park Royal, Old Oak Common Loco, Western Region 1961-1974. Looks like an interesting site.
1716 21/8/99 - Alan Lee, Reading, Berks|
(Train driver, Thames Trains) I loved the site, and I'll certainly be back!
0212 19/8/99 - Alan Mackenzie, London|
Very interesting, I will visit again. I was looking for information about Balham box, also Kensal Green Junction.
0032 14/8/99 - Andrew Carr, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear|
I have found your website very interesting, and I shall ceratinly return at a later date, to study it more
2238 13/8/99 - Ed Kowal, Buffalo, Erie County, New York State, USA|
Very nice site. Easy to navigate. I liked the joke on the home page. Thorough. Very well done.
0944 10/8/99 - Chris Gordon, Melbourne, Australia|
Very good site.
2152 9/8/99 - Geoff Williams, Talke, Staffs|
1413 8/8/99 - Barry Keens, Perth, Australia|
I enjoyed this trip as much as playing at the AMRA Exhibition. I will get you some info and photos of the WA signalling system. Can you give me the site for the Signal Guru in the UK who has done so many signal boxes there? I have details and photos of UK boxes he can have. Regards
0447 8/8/99 - Gary Peare, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada|
Wonderful site!!! Believe it or not there are still some semaphores on a few of the old lines here. One such signal is on the B.C Southern railway following highway 11 between Abbotsford and Mission here on the west coast of Canada.
2236 4/8/99 - Claudio Bellon, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA|
Wow! What a site! Very informative. Truly a labor of love. I'll be back
2234 3/8/99 - Tony Sparks, Downham Market, Norfolk|
(Director of Great Central Rly, Nottingham)Great site! We are developing lots of signalling at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, and out on the main line down to Loughborough. Includes 100-plus lever frame in restored Neasden South GC box. Also GN somersaults in stock for later, and 5-doll gantry now erected.
2101 2/8/99 - Brian Porter, Basingstoke, Hants|
A very interesting web site.Thoroughly enjoyable and instructive.
1850 31/7/99 - John Percival, Irchester, Northants|
I will get the hang of the wonderful site eventually, many thanks.
1852 28/7/99 - Mick Wilkins, Newbury, Berks|
Congratulations John on a brilliant site. I'm currently Relief Signalman Basingstoke Panel and sometimes cover Salisbury as well. Prior to late 1997 I was Relief Signalman Horsham so am I the first visitor to have actually worked Warnham?
1321 26/7/99 - Robert Kilrain, Darlington, Durham|
A very enjoyable and informative site.
2150 27/7/99 - Paul Wilson, Coleford, Glos|
DFR & SDR signalman. Very good site, keep it up.
1721 25/7/99 - Martin Balser, Frankfurt (Main), Germany|
Excellent piece of work! Unfortunately ,we don't have such a great website about signalling in Germany, although we still have many interesting mechanical and electro-mechanical frames around here. Even with bells to call routes ...
0454 25/7/99 - Keith Hale, Inala, Brisbane, Australia|
Hi from down under!
1733 23/7/99 - Martino Antonio, Cormons (GO), Italy|
A very good site! Regards!
1015 23/7/99 - D.S. Parkes, Preston, Lancs|
Great site. None better. Signed: A Signal Engineer.
1536 22/7/99 - Alastair Dussart, Canterbury, Kent|
I love the site. It's very informative list of signalling and signal boxes throughout the ages. It's a very useful resource to those who are learning how to work signal boxes and a trip down memory lane for some of the older signalmen and women. I have been learning how to operate a signalbox and it has been a very entertaining experience.
2018 20/7/99 - Rob Ruutel, Wells, Somerset|
Well, an absolutely smashing site. Keep up the good work! Here's one trainee signalman at Williton box on the West Somerset Railway who is going to learn a lot from this site...
1055 19/7/99 - Robert Thrower, Crewe, Cheshire|
Great site, well laid out and factual. Great material for use during Train Driver Training which our company develops and delivers on behalf of many British Train Operators. Further information contact (01270) 252400.
2304 12/7/99 - Ian P. Lyman, Kettering, Northants|
Just found your website - hoping to build one myself soon - dealing with British railway clocks.
2132 12/7/99 - David Mortimer, Bradford, West Yorks.|
Great sight, duly added to favourites (sod the US spelling !). Will no doubt be back, FREQUENTLY
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