Rule 55

Rule 55

Your opportunity to “Sign the Book”

In past times, Rule 55 required the Fireman of any train detained more than a short time at a signal box to walk to the box and remain there until the train could leave. His responsibilities included ensuring the signalman protected his train with a collar on the lever to prevent it being pulled, and to sign the Train Register Book.

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14 entries.
Ian Royston wrote on July 1, 2020 at 9:34 am:
When I click on “Home” I’m redirected to a Sewing and Craft site!
Admin Reply by: The Signalman
Sorry about that! See
Robert G Michel from Ashford, CT USA. Originally fr. Sheffield wrote on June 12, 2020 at 12:41 am:
Thanks for such a great site. I am looking forward to referring to it into the future. The photographs, track diagrams, and descriptions of signalling are all very useful and interesting. Keep up the good work!
keith williams from swansea wrote on June 10, 2020 at 1:56 pm:
very enjoyable site, has an ex signalman fetches back many memories of different working practices
Ian Edinborough from Southampton wrote on May 31, 2020 at 5:31 pm:
Just dropping in to sign the register and ensure the collars have been put on the appropriate levers.
Nigel terry from Wolverhampton wrote on May 16, 2020 at 11:43 am:
Fascinating site, sent here by the IGG!
Ian Edinborough from Southampton wrote on May 14, 2020 at 1:59 pm:
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit I look forward to calling by soon. Like the new site.
Barry Keens from Toodyay wrote on May 10, 2020 at 4:14 pm:
Good to see the new format. will keep visiting.
Dave Harris from Willington, Derbys wrote on May 7, 2020 at 8:31 pm:
Hi John. Mr. Nick tipped me off to the new coat of paint on the box -- and very good it's looking too (I'm glad you didn't put in uPVC windows though!). Looking forward to delving back in.
Peter Sheppard from Trowbridge wrote on May 6, 2020 at 12:55 pm:
Delighted to see the Signalbox is open again!
John Stokes from Derby wrote on May 6, 2020 at 9:11 am:
First time back in a few months. Like the new layout. Look forward to seeing the improved photos. I can sympathise with the work needed, been scanning some of my own photo's. A time consuming process!
Kenton S. from Cleveland Ohio, USA wrote on May 5, 2020 at 12:00 am:
This is a great resource for my pre WWI UK layout in N scale. Thank you very much.
Andrew Wood from Hong Kong wrote on May 4, 2020 at 12:11 pm:
I like the redesign. But you used to have some pages on the Malayan Railway ... will they be coming back or is the focus now on British railways in Britain, only? Best wishes
Admin Reply by: The Signalman
Hi Andrew - I have decided to focus entirely on British signalling because, quite frankly, I don't know enough about signalling in other parts of the world to answer all the questions I get asked! Sorry if this is a disappointment. John
Colin Penfold from Shipley (Bingley Junction) wrote on April 28, 2020 at 11:44 am:
Just picked up about the revamp - looks good and thanks
Nick Allsop from Branston, Staffs. wrote on April 26, 2020 at 6:23 pm:
Standing at Branston Junction Down Starter when you're ready Signalman. Excellent revamped site John!

Prior to the rebuild of the web site in 2020, a different “Train Register” was in use, which can be viewed here.

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