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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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May 2019
  • This issue includes photographs of the following SBs: Talyllyn West Junction, Swanley, Bearsted and Croft.
  • Failures deals with signalling related accidents.
April 2019
  • Signalling between Gilberdyke and Brough covers Gilberdyke Junction, Crabley Creek, Cave, Oxmardyke and Brough East SBs.
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of Penyffordd and Melton Junction SBs.


May 2019
  • Signalling Days covers Spital Yard, Peterborough in June 1963.
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of Churchill and Blakedown SB and Par Bridge Crossing SB.
April 2019
  • The Midland Way to Bradford includes views of the following SBs: Shipley Bradford Junction, Frizinghall, and Manningham Junction.
  • Signalling Days Always the Bridesmaid never the Bride deals with the last year of operation of the pre power box era at St. Pancras.


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.


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.
24 April 2019
  • David Allen article on some BR schemes that involved reducing double track routes to single including Sleaford South, Filey to Seamer, Wroxham to North Walsham and Ormskirk.
10 April 2019
  • Nature Reserve LC at Attenborough now has Miniature Stop Lights.
  • CP6 improvement plans include the following resignalling projects: Cambridge, Clacton, North London Line, Kings Cross, Carstairs Junction, Edinburgh, Perth, London Victoria and the Wessex Route.


May 2019
  • A photograph of the Irish station Edmonstown taken in 1961 includes what the author describes as an extraordinary signal.
April 2019
  • How Green was my Valley includes photographs of Beddau Loop Junction and Pontcynon Junction SBs.
  • Short but interesting article on Pinks Hill Crossing and its signalbox.
  • War Report deals with the upgrading of the Varsity Line at Bedford St. Johns.


May 2019
  • The first part of the Computer based train control system for London Underground (Hammersmith to Latimer Road) has gone live.
  • Reedham Junction SB was decommissioned on March 22nd 2019 ( brief article and photographs).
  • Signalling modernisation work between Hither Green, Mottingham, Grove Park and Bromley North is underway.
April 2019
  • New hope for Hertford East branch signalboxes, Hertford East may move to Constable Burton, Wensleydale Railway while a use is being sought for St. Margarets.
  • Retaining heritage skills for the future features a trainee heritage signal maintenance technician on the Severn Valley Railway.


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.


April 2019
  • Photographs that include Spean Bridge and Galton Junction SBs appear in this issue.
March 2019
  • This issue includes a detailed history of Foxhall Junction, Didcot with interior and exterior views of the signal box.


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.


April 2019
  • End on views of Kemble and Kennington Junction SBs appear in an article on Richard Dagley Morris.
December 2018
  • A letter from a reader explains how Severn Tunnel banking trains were operated and includes a photograph of Severn Tunnel West SB around 1920.

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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