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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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June 2018
  • Diesel Variety at Exeter has good colour images that include Exeter Middle and Cowley Bridge Junction SBs.
May 2018
  • This issue has a nice colour photo feature entitled Taunton before the signals changed


May 2018
  • Signalling Days covers Dudding Hill Junction in 1957.
April 2018
  • Signalling Days covers Hatfield.


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.


4 May 2018
  • The official opening of Billingshurst SB at Amberley Museum took place on March 25th 2018.
  • The reopening ceremony of Oswestry South SB will take place on May 12th 2018.
  • Work has begun on re erecting St. James Deeping SB at its new village location.
6 April 2018
  • An article on the work of Railway Heritage Trust includes a photograph of Aberdour SB following its conversion to an artists studio and a photograph of Corrour SB following exterior restoration.
  • Prestatyn SB will not be demolished and may become a heritage centre.


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.


9 May 2018
  • Equipment in Laurencekirk SB has been replaced recently indicating, possibly, a longer term future for the box.
25 April 2018
  • Bristol resignalling: NR obtained a safety derogation in relation to mid platform signals.
  • The first sod was cut on the new site for St. James Deeping SB on March 18th 2018.
  • This issue includes a David Allen article on North Wales signalling developments and the expanding role of ROCs.
11 April 2018
  • The Shotton to Colywn Bay signalling upgrade was commissioned on March 26th 2018
  • Automatic Train Operation on the Thameslink Core section began on March 17th 2018.
  • Kings Mill No. 1 user worked crossing (near Mansfield) is to be replaced with a bridge.
14 March 2018
  • A portable building from South Marston Junction near Swindon has been donated to the South Devon Railway for signalling use at Churston.
  • Bristol Temple Meads station will be closed over Easter 2018 for resignalling.
  • This issue includes a supplement covering the Digital Railway.
  • This issue includes a David Allen article on Humberside Resignalling.


May 2018
  • Signalling Byways covers Eastcote Halt on the Metropolitan Line.
  • Part two of the article on the LTSR includes an end on photograph of Southend SB at Southend Central station.
April 2018
  • An article on the London Tilbury and Southend line includes an end on photograph of Westcliff on Sea SB.
  • Signalling Byways deals with Kings Lynn Harbour Junction.
  • The second part of the Swanage Holiday article includes photographs of Swanage and Worgret Junction SBs.


May 2018
  • The foot crossing at Stone Crossing station has been replaced by a footbridge although the gate box remains as the ticket office.
  • North Wales Coast (Shotton to Conwy Valley) resignalling has been completed. Holywell Junction, Mostyn, Abergele and Rhyl No. 1 SBs are listed. Talacre SB passes into private ownership and Prestatyn SB into community ownership. Rushcliffe Hall and Tyn y Morfa SBs will be removed.
  • Problems with the new ETCS signalling at Ashford International meant that only Class 373 Eurostar trains (and not e320s) could call.
  • Ashton Moss North Junction SB closed on April 14th 2018.
  • The Easter 2018 Bristol Resignalling project was completed on time.
April 2018
  • Then and Now features Bestwood Park Junction and its signal box (1993) and with Nottingham Express Transit in 2017.
  • Over Easter 2018, new equipment was installed on the Goole to Hull route to allow York ROC to take over local signalling.


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.


June 2018
  • Steam Days at Nuneaton has incidental photographs of the following SBs: Narborough, Arley and Fillongley, Atherstone (poor, distant view) and Ashby Junction.
  • Rails to Avonmouth has a little signalling information and incidental photographs of the following SBs: Ashley Hill Junction and Gloucester Road together with a good photograph of the new (1959) SB at Ashley Hill Junction with the old box in the background.
May 2018
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Lenton South Junction, Trent Station North Junction, Sheet Stores Junction, Derby North Junction and Oakley.


27 April 2018
  • This issue includes an incidental photograph of Witham Junction SB in 1957.
30 March 2018
  • The Blackpool and Fylde rail user group believes that some of the scrapped signalling equipment from the recent upgrade could have been reused by heritage railways.


June 2018
  • Race Days at Cheltenham includes a 1960 photograph of Cheltenham Racecourse SB.
May 2018
  • Steam Memories of 1960s Nottingham includes an atmospheric interior shot of Nottingham Victoria South SB.

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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