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Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway
Signalling Notices Digital Archive

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The following items are currently available ...

Notices suffixed 'a' series are numbered as part of the series used by the Great Northern Railway.
The GO series of numbers are not exclusively related to signalling notices.


Notice Extent of Cover Included and Implementation Date RailRef(s)
7219a Cunningham's Drove, new signal box.
12 May 1890.
MG004
7892a Four Cross Roads, new signal box.
4 June 1891.
MG004
7893a Counter Drain, new signal box.
8 June 1891.
MG004
7894a Twenty, new signal box.
5 June 1891.
MG004
8009a Water Lane & Clay Lake Crossings, additional signals.
27 July 1891.
MG004
8020a Cuckoo Crossing, new signal box, signals and contractor's junction.
20 July 1891.
MG004
8038a Gedney, new signal box and signals.
7 August 1891.
MG004
  Notice to Enginedrivers, Guards, Signalmen, Platelayers, and others, respecting Signal Alterations and other arrangements, between Wisbech and Wisbech St Mary; New Barton Lane Crossing, Wisbech SBs in place of old.
18 October 1891.
MG001
GO 183 Raynham Park: Warning Arrangement.
June 1900.
MG010
GO 191 Clenchwarton: Down Trains.
April 1901.
MG001
GO 208 Melton Constable: Use of slot levers.
November 1901.
MG010
GO 348 Kellings Heath Sidings, Occupation Key System.
January 1916.
MG020
GO 376 Corpusty: Local Instructions.
June 1923.
MG010
GO 387 Raynham Park.
January 1925.
MG010
GO 429 Honing West: Warning Arrangement.
August 1929.
MG010
GO 432 Honing East: Warning Arrangement.
January 1930.
MG010
  No.30 Gates between Honing and North Walsham.
June 1932.
MG010
GO 450 Melton Constable: Engine assisting in rear; setting back through section.
August 1932.
MG010
GO 456 Auxiliary Tablet instrument at Honing, Honing - North Walsham Tablet Section.
March 1934.
MG010
GO 457 No.30 Gates between Honing and North Walsham.
March 1934.
MG010
GO 465 Antingham Road: special passenger trains between LNER and M&GN and vice versa.
August 1934.
MG021
GO 472 Whitwell: section signal to Guestwick; warning arrangement.
January 1935.
MG030