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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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July 2019
  • Photograph of Uphill Junction SB in Broad Gauge days.
May 2019
  • This issue includes photographs of the following SBs: Talyllyn West Junction, Swanley, Bearsted and Croft.
  • Failures deals with signalling related accidents.


July 2019
  • Out of the Ordinary features an unusual signal on the Down Goods between Retford North and Babworth and a slotting signal at Stockton on Tees.
  • Incidental photograph of Hitchin Yard SB.
June 2019
  • Signalling Days covers Birmingham Moor Street SB and platform 2 and 3 starting signals.
  • This issue has an incidental photograph of Hurlford SB.


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.


10 May 2019
  • Ludborough SB on the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has been refurbished.
12 April 2019
  • Small photograph of Eythorne Station EKR showing the former Selling SB.


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.


3 July 2019
  • NR has gifted Reedham Junction SB to the North Norfolk Railway.
  • Newtonhill SB closed on 27 April 2019 with control passing to Aberdeen.
5 June 2019
  • Bowesfield and Urlay Nook SBs have been decommissioned with control transferring to York.
  • Trent Power Box opened 50 years ago.
  • Reedham Junction SB closed 1.4.19
  • All infrastructure work has been completed for the Bristol area signalling upgrade. Testing will take place in June and July 2019 with control eventually passing to Didcot.
22 May 2019
  • Movements between the Strathspey Railway and the main line at Aviemore are controlled by new semaphore signals.
8 May 2019
  • The first phase of Aberdeen to Stonehaven resignalling has been completed.
  • NR has awarded GBP750M of framework contracts for the period 2019-2024.
  • During weekend partial closures of Kings Cross, NR will begin transferring control to York ROC and will remove old cables from the east bore of Gasworks Tunnel.


July 2019
  • Incidental photographs of Old Mill Lane and Marshs Crossing SBs in an article on a railtour around glassworks in St. Helens.
June 2019
  • Chard Central Snapshots includes a photograph of Chard Central SB.
  • Signals in the mist is a fascinating analysis of a photograph leading to the conclusion that the view is from Ellington Colliery SB.


July 2019
  • The WCML will be closed at Acton Grange Junction between July 20th and August 4th 2019 for resignalling and other work.
  • A short feature on modernisation in Myanmar includes a photograph showing Bago North SB where semaphore signals are to be removed.
June 2019
  • Bessacarr Halt and Carr Lane LCs (near Doncaster) will be replaced by an underpass by April 2020.


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.


July 2019
  • Rails Through Melmerby includes some signalling information and photographs of Melmerby North, Topcliffe and Tanfield SBs.
  • Westwards to Bath includes some signalling information and photographs of Uffington, Knighton Crossing, Swindon East (1875), Langley Level Crossing and Bath SBs.
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: New Basford, Kearsney Loop Junction, Buchlyvie and Forth and Clyde Junction.
June 2019
  • This issue has a 1954 photograph of Waverley West SB.
  • An article on the GWR Market Drayton branch has some signalling information and an end on photograph of Market Drayton Junction SB


29 March 2019
  • A photograph of Seaton SB appears in an article on Q6 locomotive no. 63395.
  • Bricks from the former Butts Junction SB will be used in the base for the former Great Missenden SB which is to be re erected at Ropley.
1 March 2019
  • The signalling panel from Lostwithiel signal box has been donated to the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.


July 2019
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: West Drayton and Yiewsley, Dawlish Warren (end on).
April 2019
  • End on views of Kemble and Kennington Junction SBs appear in an article on Richard Dagley Morris.

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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