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Signalling Record Society - 50 Years

Great Western Railway Digital Archive

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RailRef Issue Date Description
GW000 All Lines
GW000 1958 11 14 Standard arrangement of ground floor in signal boxes: BR standard 10"wheel. Drawing MC6591/1A
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GW000 1958 11 26 Standard arrangement of ground floor in signal boxes: WR 10"wheel. Drawing MC6591/1A
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GW000 1958 11 26 Standard arrangement of ground floor in signal boxes: BR standard pedestal and WR 10"wheel. Drawing MC8077/1B
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GW050 Northolt & Ashenden Line
GW050-120 1891 High Wycombe plan of station area seemingly in preparation for the replacement signal box of 1891 (or 1892).
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GW060 Old Oak Common - Maidenhead
GW060-000 1962-02 Reading - Hayes: aspect sequence down main. Drawing SP62/505/1.
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GW060-000 1962-02 Reading - Hayes: aspect sequence up main. Drawing SP62/505/2.
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GW060-000 1962-02 Reading - Hayes: aspect sequence down relief. Drawing SP62/505/3.
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GW060-000 1962-02 Reading - Hayes: aspect sequence down relief.
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GW060-410 1963-07-02 Maidenhead: standard timber signal box, well opening detail. Drawing MB9696/13.
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GW083 Basingstoke Branch
GW083-000 Date illegible Proposed alterations to Reading DMU fulelling and inspection depot.
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GW086 Berks & Hants Line
GW086-140 1974 10 Newbury Racecourse: realignment between 51m70c and 52m30c. Drawing D.1856.
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GW086-170 1976 04 Newbury East & West: permanent way alterations for Reading MAS extension. Drawing R 6307 X.
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GW100 Didcot & Chester Line
GW100-170 1973 1 5 Oxford MAS - Signal OX25. Drawing No, MD5152A. Drawing of 31 October 1941 updated to show OX25 amongst the semaphore signals on the gantry.
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GW110 Steventon - Thingley
GW110-080 Undated Wantage Road. Right hand end missing.
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GW115 Swindon Works Lines
GW115   GWR Works Swindon - Plan of works at unknown date.
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GW120 South Wales & Bristol Direct
GW120-080 1968 02 23 Westerleigh West Signal Box Diagram. Drawn 16 February 1942 but endorsed on back 23 February 1968 (and box closed 9 May 1971).
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GW130 Bristol & South Wales Union
GW130-060 1969 07 20 Ashley Hill Signal Box Diagram. Drawn May 1953 but endorsed on back 20 July 1969 (and box closed 18 October 1970).
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GW140 Bristol & South Wales Union
GW140-020 1965 12 03 Cattybrook Sidings Signal Box Diagram. Drawn November 1921 but endorsed on back 3 December 1965 (and box closed 21 February 1971).
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GW150 Corsham - Flax Bourton
GW150-300 1964 07 31 Bristol East Depot Main Line signal box diagram. Drawn December 1950 but endorsed on back 31 July 1964.
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GW150-415 1935 12 ? Bristol Temple Meads station layout and signalling diagram. Undated but appears to be following completion of the resignalling. Scanned from a printed copy that was too small to show all the detail clearly but useful to give a wider view than individual box diagrams.
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GW170 Nailsea - Huntspill
GW170-060 1965 Yatton West Signal Box Diagram. Drawn September 1947 but amended to remove the branches to Cheddar and Clevedon. Many lever numbers of the removed track and signals can be made out.
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GW180 Berks & Hants
GW180-180 1968 11 29 Lavington Signal Box Diagram. Drawing number S381/12
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GW190 Weymouth Line
GW190-180 1949 11 23 Westbury North Box Diagram, for new 99 lever frame.
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GW190-200 1952 04 Westbury South Box Diagram, for new 99 lever frame.
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GW230 Pawlett Meads - Sampford Peverill
GW230-140 1960 12 01 Taunton East Junction signal box diagram.
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GW230-180 undated Taunton West Station signal box diagram.
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GW230-220 undated Taunton West Junction signal box diagram.
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GW234 Castle Cary - Cogload Junction
GW234-020 1961 06 09 Keinton Mandeville Signal Box Diagram. Drawn June 1961 but may be later.
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GW238 Taunton Loop
GW238-020 Pre 1948 Taunton West Loop Signal Box Diagram.
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GW250 Culm Valley - Dainton
GW250-010 1951 06 Tiverton Junction signal box diagram.
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GW250-040 1969 05 09 Hele & Bradninch signal box diagram.
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GW250-080 1960 09 19 Stoke Canon Crossing signal box diagram. Drawing S827/12. Endorsed on back 14 October 1982.
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GW250-090 1966 03 22 Cowley Bridge Junction signal box diagram. Drawing S829/12.
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GW250-090 1966 03 22 Cowley Bridge Junction signal box diagram. Drawing S829/12. Date stamped 3 January 1985.
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GW250-100 1943 8 27 Exeter East signal box diagram. Drawing S830/12
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GW250-110 1958 01 Exeter Middle signal box diagram.
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GW250-150 1957 08 Exeter West signal box diagram. Drawing No.S833/12. Date stamped 24 August 1982.
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GW254 Exeter Goods Lines
GW254-010 1972 10 19 Exeter Riverside signal box diagram. Diagram number S831/12
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GW254-020 1918 06 07 Exeter Goods Yard signal box diagram. Diagram number S834/12
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GW270 Ashburton - Plymouth Millbay
GW270-180 1965 04 29 Tavistock Junction signal box diagram.
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GW304 Bodmin Branch
GW304-010 2011 04 18 Bodmin General Signal Box Diagram, drawn by D Green.
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GW304-010 2012 03 Bodmin General Signal Box Diagram, drawn by D Green.
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GW304-010 2012 11 Bodmin General Signal Box Diagram, drawn by D Green.
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GW350 Redruth - Penzance
GW350-260 1880 Penzance signal box diagram from MT6/260/13, drawn by Bruce Bennett.
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GW350-260 1954 Penzance 40' plan for provision and rerouting of discs.
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Plan Locking Electrical Detection
GW350-260 2007 Penzance signal box diagram, drawn by Bruce Bennett.
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GW370 Swindon - Gloucester
GW370-310 1974 Gloucester Central area diagram.
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GW370-310 Undated Gloucester Central area diagram denoting changes after closure of Eastgate station.
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GW370-310 1987 09 23 Gloucester PSB, Barnwood and South Interlocking, Locking Sketch. Drawing number S2399/2/2.
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GW370-310 1988 10 25 Gloucester PSB, Gloucester Station Interlocking, Locking Sketch. Drawing number S2399/2/1.
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GW660 Pembrey - Neyland
GW660-260 1975 12 Clarbeston Road signal box diagram drawn by John Morris (from SRS Drawing Office series) with amendments made by a previous owner.
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GW690 Witney Junction - Wyld's Lane
GW690-040 1971 10 01 Ascott under Wychewood box diagram.
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GW690-250 undated Evesham signal box diagram prior to redoubling between Morton in Marsh and Evesham.
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GW690-320 1881 01 21 Norton Junction plan, presumably for new signal box. [MT6/275/11]
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GW710 Worcester Shrub Hill - Tunnel Junction
GW710-020 1889 06 29 Worcester Shrub Hill proposed plan for new siding for Midland Railway. [MT6/499/14]
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GW710-020 1889 12 06 Worcester Shrub Hill implemented plan for new siding for Midland Railway. [MT6/499/14]
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GW710-030 2004 Worcester Shrub Hill & Tunnel Junction signalling plan.
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GW710-040 1889 12 06 Worcester Shrub Hill implemented plan for new siding for Midland Railway, section of plan showing signal boxes in centre of station. [MT6/499/14]
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GW712 Worcester & Hereford Line
GW712-020 1899 05 05 Worcester Foregate Street, alterations to crossovers and Butts Branch connections. [MT6/993/4]
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GW712-070 1966 10 19 Newland East Signal Box Diagram.
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GW712-080 1901 03 Gas Works Siding, new signal box and connections. No date on plan but sent to Board of Trade 3 April. Work not completed until end of January 1903. [MT6/1142/6]
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GW712-120 1901 05 Malvern Wells, drawing for move of Worcester end crossover. [MT6/1049/8]
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GW712-170 2004 Ledbury locking sketch.
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GW730 Didcot & Chester Line
GW730-360 1964-04-15 Warwick Station. Scheme plan for closure of Cape Yard and Down Siding.
GW738 North Warwickshire Line
GW738-040 1907 11 27 Danzey Station signal box diagram, copied by Bruce Bennett.
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GW738-050 1907 10 01 Henley-in-Arden Station signal box diagram, copied by Bruce Bennett.
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GW780 Stourbridge - Priestfield
GW780-070 1896 07 Brettell Lane signal box diagram in poor condition.
GW780-280 1958 02 05 Tipton Five Ways signal box diagram (office copy). Date stamped 5 February 1958, operative date probably 16 or 23 February [K2-won-432].
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