Links to other web sites about British railway signalling
Societies and Games/Simulations are listed lower down the page
It is hard to keep this section up to date, let me know if you spot any problems. Sometimes people sell their web site address to advertisers of other (questionable) things so please explore with care.
Signalling history and information
- British Railway Signalling has a wide range of signalling photographs and descriptions.
- Central Line (LUL) Signalling gives details of the recently installed signalling on this London Underground line which includes a new form of Automatic Train Protection and Control.
- Clive Feather‘s pages include a section covering various aspects of railway signalling.
- Danger Ahead is an extensive site covering railway accidents, many of which are signalling-related
- David’s Railway Photography has a large range of signal box photographs to view.
- The Exeter West Group – tells all about this box which is now restored at the Crewe Heritage Centre.
- The Friends of Romsey Signal Box – details of the restored signal box which is linked with a simulator.
- The Great North of Scotland Railway Association site includes a summary of that railway’s signal box designs, and a list of boxes.
- Gloucestershire Worcestershire Railway Auctions regularly have signalling equipment in their sales.
- The Office of Rail Regulation web site includes sections on Railway safety and the HMRI, providing information about their function, and also reports on recent accidents.
- Irwell Press – this company publishes general railway books and the magazines British Railways Illustrated and Railway Bylines, which sometimes contain excellent signalling articles.
- John’s Web Pages – includes details of John Saxton’s signal box simulator and some scanned signal box diagrams.
- Logan’s Line Art is a source of railway graphics and fonts, including BS376 signalling symbols.
- The Malden & District Society of Model Engineers web site contains details of the full-sized Willowbank and Angel Road signal boxes on their 7¼” gauge live steam railway.
- The National Archive at Kew, West London, has many railway documents in the archives.
- The National Railway Museum at York now has a comprehensive site bringing the latest news and an excellent on-line signal box simulation.
- The Northampton & Lamport Railway site has a page illustrating their box at Pitsford & Brampton.
- Oak Leaf Studio will give you your own signal box, for free! You have to build it yourself, though, out of cardboard! And it is rather small.
- Railscot is a comprehensive site covering Scottish railways, past and present, which includes a number of photographs of signal boxes and historic information.
- Railway Codes and other data – a site that lists (amongst other things) signal box prefix codes past and present, along with box closure dates.
- Railway Collector’s Network UK is a free email mailing list service for the buying and selling of railwayana.
- Railway Technical Web Pages include sections on general history, basic signalling layouts, high-intensity suburban signalling and automatic train protection.
- Railwest is a site about railway matters in the West Country, and includes many articles of signalling interest.
- St Albans South Signal Box has its own web site describing the restoration of this listed building and the current dates it is open to the public.
- The Severn Valley Railway S&T Department has its own (“unofficial”) web pages, with information about the signalling and a description of the operation of interlocking.
- The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust Museum – describes the demonstration box modelled on Midford that can be found in Washford, Somerset.
- Southend Pier Railway – a comprehensive history, which includes mention of the old and current signalling.
- The Swanage Railway provide illustrations and updates on the progress of their signal boxes at Harmans Cross and Swanage.
- Timesegment Ltd manufacture and supply mechanical signalling equipment
- Visit Cumbria has a page devoted to Culgaith Signal Box and Crossing in the Settle & Carlisle line section.
- Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers have a section of their site detailing their signalling arrangements.
Societies and Organisations
- Signalling Record Society – details of the society and how to join.
- The extensive Historic Model Railway Society site has many pages of interest, including photographic listings and discussion areas in which signalling is often discussed.
Games and simulations
- Block Post Software – authentic simulations of mechanical signal box operation.
- PC Rail – supply railway simulations, including signal boxes.
- SIAM Railway Simulations – railway simulations (including several signal boxes) that will keep you at your post for hours.
- SimSig is a remarkable and highly realistic IECC simulation by Geoff Mayo.
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