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Signalling Record Society - 50 Years

London & North Western Railway Digital Archive
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RailRef Issue Date Description
NW001 Euston - Watford
NW001 1931 04 02 Willesden Junction area plan.
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NW001 c1970 Willesden Junction area plan, damaged.
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NW018 Watford - St Albans
NW018 19xx Sketches of each location on the branch drawn by John Swift. These are not copies of the ones in volume 7 of the Swift series.
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NW180 Trent Valley Line (NW070)
NW180 2004 Tamworth TD block schematic.
Drawing W.900052, sheet A1.
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NW180 2004 Tamworth VDU map 'TH'.
Drawing W.900052, sheet TDC1.
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NW200 Stafford - Crewe (NW085)
NW200 1986-09-26 Madeley Junction TD block schematic.
Drawing W.860072/11.
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NW200 1986-09-26 Betley Road TD block schematic.
Drawing W.860072/12.
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NW200 1986-09-26 Basford Hall TD block schematic.
Drawing W.860072/13.
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NW201 Basford Hall - Crewe Coal Yard (NW092)
NW201 1987-10-13 Crewe Coal Yard TD block schematic.
Drawing W.860072/14.
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NW315 Coventry & Leamington Line (NW102/104)
NW315 1968-11-13 Milverton. Scheme plan for recovery of siding connections.
NW315 1969-01-17 Kenilworth Junction. Scheme plan for recovery of Berkswell branch line connections.
NW344 Aston - Lichfield (NW126)
NW344 version AA1 Aston SCC VDU maps.
Drawing W.900038, sheets TDC1-TDC2.
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NW530 Crewe Coal Yard - Golborne Junction (NW240)
NW530 1990-09-19 Crewe Coal Yard - Weaver Junction location plan.
Sheet Y01, version AS1.
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NW530 1994 Crewe Coal Yard - Weaver Junction location plan.
Sheet Y02 version EG1.
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NW530 1994 Crewe Coal Yard - Weaver Junction location plan.
Sheet Y03 version EG1.
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NW530 1994 Crewe Coal Yard - Weaver Junction location plan.
Sheet Y04 version DA1.
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NW530 1979 Birdswood - Warrington location plan.
Drawing RA2 0110-1 version GA.
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NW550 North Union Line (NW250)
NW550 1973 Golborne - Bamfurlong; Ince Moss - St Helens location plan.
Drawing 10448, sheet 4.
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NW550 1988 5mp - 11½mp plus Crow Nest - Wigan Location Plan.
Drawing 10449, sheet 5.
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NW590 Weaver Junction - Edge Hill (NW270)
NW590 1991-05-29 Ditton - Wavertree Location Plan.
Drawing W 892028.
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NW590 2001-09-01 Ditton TD stepping control table and signalling outputs.
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NW590 2001-09-03 Ditton TD block schematic.
Drawings DIT/21/002-004.
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NW590 2005-02-25 Ditton Double Junction Signalling Plan.
Drawing DIT/02/01, version DE4.
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NW590 2005-02-04 Ditton PSB, Halewood Interlocking, Signalling Plan.
Drawing HLE/02/01, version DK4.
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NW594 Speke Junction - Garston Docks (NW273)
NW594 1932-12-10 Garston & Speke Junction Sidings track plan with various signal boxes marked. Plan number 181/22/44. Date stamped 10 December 1932 by the Chief Operating Manager's Office (on front) and also 17 November 1932 (on back) by the Photographer's Office.
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NW620 Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime Street (NW290)
NW620 1977 Newton-le-Willows - Astley plus 187mp - 1mp (WCML) Location Plan.
Drawing 10447, sheet 3, version HG1.
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NW620 1990-02-26 Rainhill - Winwick plus 185½mp - 187mp (WCML) Location Plan.
Drawing RA2/0110-2, sheet 2.
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NW620 1890 Edge Hill Yards. Undated but matches to the 1890 Ordnance Survey (1:2,500) map.
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NW620   Edge Hill Signal Numbered Signal Box numbering follows a pattern although the pattern is somewhat convuluted to follow. A common number series was used for signal boxes, ground frames and, apparently, some Inspectors' huts. However, it may be that some inspectors shared a hut with a ground frame. In the location descriptions that follow an asterisk (*) denotes that the signal box carried the name shown; the others just showing Edge Hill plus their number.
 1 Edge Hill West Junction 11 Engine Shed Junction *
 2 Edge Hill East Junction 12 Downhill Sidings
 3 Bootle & Wavertree Line Junctions 13 Exhibition Junction *
 4 Viaduct Junction * 14 Foot of Grid GF
 5 Picko Junction 15
 6 16 Picton Road Junction *
 7 Tuebrook Sidings GF 17 Goods GF
 8 18 Goods GF
 9 Cattle Sidings GF 19 Top of Grid GF
 10 North Grid GF 20 Park Sidings *
NW620 1954-5-16 Liverpool Suburban Control area track diagram. Centred on Edge Hill, covers area from Riverside / Lime Street / Park Lane to Alexandra Dock / Thatto Heath / Huyton Quarry / Halebank / Garston Road ex LNWR lines. Signed date on front 16 May 1954 but shows Edge Hill No.1 closed in 1947. Posssibly dates from 1932 - see NW594 above.
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NW620 1985-12 Edge Hill Location Plan.
Drawing EEH/27 2 of 2.
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NW620 2000 Edge Hill Signalling Plan.
Drawing EEH/27 2 of 2.
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NW620 1978 Liverpool Lime Street Location Plan.
Drawing LLS/27/1, version CU3.
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NW620 1986-09 Liverpool Lime Street Signalling Plan.
Drawing LLS/02/1, version CU3.
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NW620 1997 Liverpool Lime Street TD Stepping Table.
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NW620 1997-10-01 Liverpool Lime Street TD block schematic.
Drawings W.910062, version AA1, sheets TDA1-TDA2.
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NW620 1997-10-01 Liverpool Lime Street VDU maps.
Drawings W.910062, sheets TDC1-TDC2.
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NW634 Bootle Branch (NW296)
NW634 Undated Hand-drawn track diagram of branch from Edge Lane to Alexandra Dock and Canada Dock including positions of signal boxes.
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NW740 Crewe & Stockport Line (NW340)
NW740 1999-05-24 Sandbach PSB Control Rea. Signalling Plan Sheet 1 (158½ - 162½ mile posts.
Drawing SDH/2-1.
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NW740 undated Chelford Station SB (GF) signalling plan.
Drawing W 437 B.
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NW740 2008-07-16 Manchester South (Cheadle Hulme - Adswood Road) signalling plan.
Drawing MSC/02/04.
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NW740 1996-08-02 Edgeley No.1 signalling plan.
Version AJ.
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NW740 2004-10-08 Edgeley No.1 signalling plan.
Drawing 04-CR-13/19, version DB1.
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NW740 2013-01-02 Edgeley No.1 signalling plan.
Drawing EY1/02/01, version EZ1.
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NW740 2004-10-07 Edgeley No.2 signalling plan.
Version BQ2.
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NW740 2004-10-30 Stockport No.1 signalling plan.
Version BY2.
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NW740 2004-10-07 Stockport No.2 signalling plan.
Version CU2.
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NW740 2004-10-08 Heaton Norris Junction location and signalling plans.
Heaton Norris Junction signalling plan.
Version CR1.
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location plan signalling plan
NW740 1992-08-14 Manchester Piccadilly Location Plan.
Version DY3.
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NW748 Macclesfield Branch (NW344)
NW748 undated Cheadle Hulme - Grange Junction location plan.
Drawings CML 836-4.
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NW790 Heaton Norris & Guide Bridge (NW360)
NW790 1993 Heaton Norris - Denton Junction location plan.
Drawing NW 862075.
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