Alterations 1998


Signalling alterations: 1998



At Yeovil Pen Mill and Yeovil Junction battery operated signal lamps, which supposedly last six months, are being installed in all signals after trials carried out here. They run on just 4 volts. The lamps are manufactured in original style by Signal House Ltd. of Leighton Buzzard. This was widely mis-reported in the press as the first electric lamps in semaphore signals!



Castleford - new box replaced Castleford, Castleford Gates, Methley Junction, Whitwood and Altofts Junction.



Worksop - a new box assumed control of entire Worksop area, replacing Shireoaks Station, Shireoaks Junction and Worksop West. Worksop East was retained in the short-term as a gate box.


Brewery Sidings

Marmalade the cat transferred from Brewery Sidings to Diggle Junction in connection with his being made redundant under the Manchester North resignalling.

April 1998

Newcastle Central

Newcastle Central panel, dating from c1959 and disused since 1991, was donated to the Robert Stephenson Trust, and has been dismantled to become part of a working museum display at 20 South Street, Newcastle.

April 1998


A new box at Barnsley replaced Barnsley Station Junction, Dodworth, Penistone, Ecclesfield West, Skiers Spring and Jumble Lane.

July 1998

Settle & Carlisle line

General upgrading and repairs to Settle & Carlisle line completed.

Former LMS three-aspect distant signals with auxiliary yellow aspects (probably the last in the country) renewed as conventional two-aspect signals, and AWS provided.

May 1998
October 1998

Radyr Junction

Radyr Junction - a new panel box replaced Radyr Junction, Radyr Quarry Junction and Llandaff Loop Junction. The Pontypridd and Porth areas were scheduled to follow on 19th October.

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