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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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November 2018
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Fairford, Waterloo (the power box demolished when Eurostar Terminal was built), Heathfield (distant view) and Montacute.
October 2018
  • This issue includes incidental photographs pf the following SBs: Forres, Whitehaven (delightful 1890s view), Silecroft, Sowerby Bridge West and Carville.


November 2018
  • Signalling Days covers Ilford West
October 2018
  • This issue includes a Derek Phillips photofeature Signals on the Western Section of the Southern Region in the 1950s and 60s


August 2006
  • Crewe to Cheadle Hulme has re-opened with a reduced service until the new signalling system can be commissioned fully.
  • The Network Rail signallers' strikes planned for June 2006 were suspended.
November 2005
  • Some details of the Port Talbot resignalling are given in this issue.
  • NR has been allowed a budget increase of 175M for signalling renewals.
  • Police believe that vandalism incidents on 8, 9 and 25 September affecting signalling equipment are related.


21 September 2018
  • A report on the restoration of the railway path between Keswick and Threlkeld has a small photograph of Threlkeld SB in the 1950s.
  • Short feature on the former Swindon Panel in demonstration use at Didcot Railway Centre.
27 July 2018
  • A fascinating article on the Great Cockcrow miniature railway refers to its realistic signalling installations and a photograph of the former South Croydon frame in use. Further info at


January 2006
  • The re-signalling of the Sandbach to Wilmslow line commenced on 11 December 2005.
  • Make Level Crossings Safer reports on Dutch practice.
  • Settle Junction box received a National Railway Heritage Award for box refurbishment shared with the Swanage Railway for Corfe Castle.
November 2004
  • The completion of the Marston Vale re-signalling project was marked by the unveiling of a plaque at Ridgmont signalling centre on 17 September.
  • Informed Sources includes a commentary on communications between signallers and other staff.


7 November 2018
  • Signalling upgrades at Craven Arms have been completed.
  • Report giving a progress update on Wherry Line resignalling.
  • Signalling between New Pudsey, Bradford, Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Huddersfield transferred to York Control Centre from October 23rd 2018.
24 October 2018
  • Mill Lane, Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Milner Royd SBs are closed with control passing to ROC York.
  • Full services resumed at Derby Station following completion of the resignalling project on October 8th 2018.
10 October 2018
  • David Allen article on signalling developments on the Aberdeen to Inverness line.
26 September 2018
  • The last phase of the Lanarkshire signalling upgrade was completed by 25th September 2018.


November 2018
  • This issue includes an article on Hamworthy Junction with photos of the signalbox there.
August 2018
  • A photo feature on the Silverdale to Market Drayton line includes incidental photographs of Madeley Chord SB (distant view) and Pipe Gate SB.
  • A photograph of Lincoln St Marks station and loco shed includes Lincoln Station SB.


October 2018
  • Brief report on electromagnetic interference with signalling systems on ECML caused by IETs working on electric power.
  • NR is to seek contractors to replace conventional signalling with ETCS Level 2 on the ECML.
  • Reedham Junction to Great Yarmouth will close until April 2019 for resignalling work.
  • Following route modernisation of the Inverness to Aberdeen line, semaphore signals will remain at Keith for the time being.
September 2018
  • The diagram from Rhyl No. 1 SB has been donated to the Rhyl and District Model Railway Society.
  • The latest phase of resignalling in Lanarkshire was completed over the 2018 August Bank Holiday weekend.


March 2002
  • A Safety Special article reviews the HMRI Annual Report.
February 2002
  • The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust has obtained planning permission for a heritage steam railway and museum that includes permission for a replacement signal box.
  • Further coverage of the collapse of Railtrack.


October 2018
  • An article on the Severn Bridge Railway includes signalling information and photographs of the following SBs: Sharpness Swing Bridge, Sharpness Station, Berkeley Loop Junction and Sharpness South.
September 2018
  • Steam Days at Wellingborough includes a little signalling information and incidental photographs of the following SBs: Castle Ashby, Wellingborough Junction, Finedon Road (distant view) and Irchester Junction.


9 November 2018
  • The former Weston Rhyn SB has been moved from Carrog to its new home at Corwen.
  • Three LMS (NCC) somersault signals have been donated by Translink for preservation at Whitehead and Downpatrick.
17 August 2018
  • On the Llangollen Railway, the former Weston Rhyn SB is receiving treatment prior to being located at Corwen Central on its new locking room which is under construction.
  • Among proposals from Peak Rail Action Group is a suggestion that Matlock Riverside SB should be moved to Rowsley.


September 2018
  • Fate, Steam and the Copy Pit Line includes a nice photograph of Copy Pit SB on June 16th 1968.
August 2018
  • The Last Days of British Railways Steam includes incidental photographs of Rose Grove West and Carnforth Station Junction SBs.

This information on this page is compiled by David Clegg, to whom any comments or contributions should be sent. David can be contacted by email.

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