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Signalling Record Society - 50 Years

Great Eastern Railway
Signalling Notices Digital Archive

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Signalling Notices for the 1903 to 1910 period are from a folder of office file copies which, in common with a considerable number of other folders containing signalling notices, were stored in Bishopsgate Goods Depot. For reasons now unknown this folder had been removed from the store and thus escaped the disastrous fire of Saturday 5th December 1964 which completely destroyed the Depot and its contents. They were unexpectedly placed on sale on eBay between August 2014 and July 2015. The originals were often in poor state and it has been necessary to create fully transcribed copies from scratch.

The notices bear endorsements indicating the number of copies produced and to whom they were sent. There is often an endorsement indicating the number of the notice which superseded them. Where known, this information is included in the relevant entries below.


Notice & Year Extent of Cover Included and Implementation Date RailRef(s)
1135 1903 Marks Tey East Local Instructions.
Monday 2 November 1903.
Distribution: Marks Tey 2 card 6 limp, Mr Jackson, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Hyde, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, Mr Hollins, 30/10/03.
Endorsed on front: Cancelled by 1247.
GE210
1197 1904 Haddiscoe Local Instructions.
Tuesday 17 May 1904.
Distribution: Haddiscoe 3 card 8 limp, Mr Britten, Engineer, Mr Hollins, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, 14/7/04.
Endorsed on front: Cancelled 2389.
GE142
1198 1904 Saxmundham Station Local Instructions.
Friday 27 May 1904.
Distribution: Saxmundham 1 card 4 limp, Mr Jackson, Mr Hollins, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, 26/5/04.
Endorsed on front: Cancelled by 692.
GE142
1212 1904 Kelvedon Local Instructions.
Wednesday 20 July.
Distribution: Kelvedon 3 card 8 limp, Mr Jackson, Mr Hollins, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, Mr Gibson, Mr Maylam, Mr Page, 19/07/04.
Endorsed on back: Cancelled by instruction 374.
GE110
GE132
1213 1904 Lynn Local Instructions.
Monday 25 July.
Distribution: Lynn 6 card 15 limp, Mr Kimm, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, Mr Gibson, Mr Maylam, Mr Page, 22/07/04.
Endorsed on back: Cancelled 598.
GE110
GE132
1215 1904 Thetford Temporary Working.
Sunday 21 August 1904.
Distribution: Thetford 12, Mr Britton 8, Mr Hollins, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, 19/8/04.
GE120
1217 1904 Thetford Local Instruction.
Thursday 25 August 1904.
Distribution: Thetford 2 card 4 limp, Mr Britton, Mr Hollins, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, 23/8/04.
GE120
1219 1904 Kelvedon Local Instruction.
Friday 2 September 1904.
Distribution: Kelvedon 2 card 6 limp, Mr Jackson, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, 31/8/04.
GE210
1230 1904 Brookfields Local Instructions.
Notice dated 6 October 1904.
Distribution: Fulbourne 2 card 4 limp, Mr Kimm, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, Mr Page, Mr Maylam, Mr Gibson, 6/10/04.
GE060
1249 1904 Thoby, Blunts Hall, Rivenhall Local Instructions.
Notice dated 8 December 1904.
Distribution: Shenfield 1 card 3 limp, Ingatestone 1 card 4 limp, Hatfield Peveril 1 card 4 limp, Witham 3 card 8 limp, Kelvedon 1 card 3 limp, Mr Jackson, Engineer, Loco (Sup), Guards Room, Ballast Guards, Travelling Inspectors, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Mr Page, Mr Maylam, Mr Gibson, 8/12/04.
Endorsed on front: Cancelled by instruction 815 Thoby and Blunts Hall; instruction 816 Rivenhall.
GE210
24 1905 Enfield Town Temporary Working.
Sunday 5 March.
Distribution: Enfield Town 4 card 12 limp, Mr E Randall 12, Mr Hollins, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, 3/3/05.
GE030
25 1905 Frating Level Crossing Local Instructions.
Monday 6 March.
Distribution: Thorington 2 card 6 limp, Great Bentley 2 card 6 limp, Mr Jackson, Mr Hollins, Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, 3/3/05.
GE230
79 1905 London District Special Electric Bell & Gong Communications; Electric Train Describers.
Friday 18 August.
Distribution: Liverpool Street 2 card 12 limp, Bishopsgate 4 card 20 limp, Bethnal Green 3 card 15 limp, Cambridge Heath 1 card 4 limp, London Fields 1 card 4 limp, Globe Road 1 card 4 limp, Coborn Road 1 card 4 limp, Mr E Randall, Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Rowley, 17/8/05.
GE001
422 1908 Bishop's Stortford Local Instructions.
Sunday 11 September.
Distribution: Bishops Stortford 4 card 20 limp, Takeley 1 card 3 limp, Mr Kimm, Superintendent, Mr F Randall, Mr Prytherch, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Worstead, Inspector Rowley, 13/8/08.
GE040
GE041
560 1909 Lynn Passenger Yard temporary working.
Sunday 2 May.
GE110
GE132
582 1909 Soham.
Notice issued 7 June.
GE062
597 1909 Lynn Junction & Middleton.
Monday 26 July.
Sykes Special Locking.
GE110
GE132
598 1909 Lynn Local Instructions.
Monday 26 July.
Distribution: Lynn 6 card 15 limp, Mr Kimm, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Worstead, Inspector Rowley, Mr Gibson, Mr Maylam, Mr Wight, 21/07/09.
Endorsed on both front and back: Cancelled D12075 21/4/40.
GE110
GE132
691 1910 Shelford local instructions.
Thursday 23 June.
Distribution: Shelford 9, Mr Kimm, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Mr Prytherch, Mr Maylam, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Worstead, Inspector Rowley, 21/6/10.
Endorsed on back "cancelled by 2542".
GE050
694 1910 March East Junction Temporary Working.
Sunday 10 July.
Distribution: March 5 card 12 limp, Mr Kimm, Mr Firth, Engineer, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Mr Prytherch, Mr Maylam, Mr Wight, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Worstead, Inspector Rowley, 8/7/10.
GE080
725 1910 Ponders End & Pickards Box Local Instructions.
Sunday 10 July.
Distribution: Ponders End 3 card 8 limp, Mr Randall, Mr Firth, Engineer, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Mr Maylam, Mr Prytherch, Mr Wight, Inspector Greenfield, Inspector Worstead, Inspector Rowley, 8/9/10.
Endorsed on back "cancelled by Instruction 777".
GE020
2359 1922 Thorington.
Sunday 18 June.
GE230

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