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British Railways Southern Region
Weekly & Periodical Notices Digital Archive

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Districts / Divisions

Initially the Southern Region continued the Southern Railway practice of issuing signalling alteration information as a single weekly publication covering the entire region. From 19 March 1949, signalling alterations were incorporated into section C of the weekly operating notices. Initially the weekly notices were sequentially numbered in each year and 'two week' issues meant that the range of numbers allocated each year was less than the number of weeks in the year. A table cross referencing the notice numbers with dates is included on Research Note CD number 38.

From 1968 the numbering system changed to week numbers with some notices each year given double numbers. Until 1984 year sets aligned with the calendar year, January to December. In 1985 the 'year' ran from January 1985 until March 1986. From 1986 year sets aligned with the financial year, April to March.

P/EW LEDWeekly Operating Notice, London East District (1952-1958)
P/EW SEDWeekly Operating Notice, South Eastern Division (1958-1976)
EWeekly Operating Notice, South Eastern Division (1989-1991)
P/EW LCDWeekly Operating Notice, London Central District (1952-1961)
P/EW CDWeekly Operating Notice, Central Division (1961-19nn)
CDWeekly Operating Notice, Central Division (1983)
CWeekly Operating Notice, Central Division (1988-1990)
P/EW LWDWeekly Operating Notice, London West District (1948-1949)
P/EW SDWeekly Operating Notice, Southern District (1948-1949)
P/EW WDWeekly Operating Notice, Western District (1948-1949)
P/EW WSWeekly Operating Notice, London West, Southern, Western Districts (1949-1963)
P/EW SWDWeekly Operating Notice, London West, South Western Division (1964-1977)
WWeekly Operating Notice, London West, South Western Division (1985-1990)
SOISupplementary Operating Instructions (1960)
Section DGeneral Instructions and Notices (1965)
DGeneral Instructions and Notices (1969-1980)
 Periodical Operating Notice (1981-1994)

Central Division

Notice Period & Extent of Cover Included
1949 Section C for the periods 19 March to 27 May and 11 June to 30 December only.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1950 Section C only up to 6 October and from 23 December. From 7 October to 22 December no LCD notices were published due to a printer's strike. Some of the missed items are in week 52's notice others may have been only on stencilled notices which have not survived.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1951 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1952 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
LCD 1952 Weeks 7 and 32 complete.
1953 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1954 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1955 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1956 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1957 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1958 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1959 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1960 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1961 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1962 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1963 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1964 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1965 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1966 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1967 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1967 Week 43 only complete.
1968 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
CD 1983 Week 2 complete.
C 1988-1989 Weeks 45-46 complete.
C 1989-1990 Weeks 19-21 complete.
C 1990-1991 Weeks 29, 35, and 38-41 complete.
C 1993-1994 Week 21 complete.


South Eastern Division

Notice Period & Extent of Cover Included
1949 Section C for the period 19 March to 30 December only.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1950 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1951 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1952 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
LED 1952 Week 32 complete.
1953 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
LED 1953 Week 14 complete.
1954 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1955 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1956 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1957 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1958 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1959 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
SED 1959 Weeks 4 & 23, complete copies.
1960 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1961 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1962 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1963 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1964 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1965 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1966 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1967 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1968 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
P/EW SED 1973 Week 41 complete.
P/EW SED 1976 Week 15 complete.
E 1988-1989 Week 45 complete.
E 1989-1990 Week 21 complete.
E 1990-1991 Weeks 20-21 complete.
E 1993-1994 Weeks 21, 41-45, and 52 complete.


South Western Division

Notice Period & Extent of Cover Included
1949 Section C for the period 23 April to 30 December only.
SD information for 19 March to 10 June, 23 July to 16 September and 1 to 14 October is missing but some is included in the working over section of the LWD from 23 April.
WD is missing for the entire year but, again, some is included in the working over section of LWD.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1950 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1951 Section C only for the almost the entire year: WS is missing for 10 February to 6 April, 19 May to 24 August, and 20-26 October.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1952 Section C only for the almost the entire year: WS is missing for 26 January to 15 February.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1953 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
P/EW 6-7 WS 1953 Stencilled notice, 12 February.
1954 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1955 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1956 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1957 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1958 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1959 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
P/EW WS 1959 Week 14 complete.
1960 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1961 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
P/EW WS 1961 Week 48 complete.
1962 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1963 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1964 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
P/EW SWD 1964 Weeks 34 & 35, complete copies.
1965 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1966 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
1967 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
P/EW SWD 1967 Week 11 complete.
1968 Section C only for the entire year.
Available on Research Note CD number 38. Order form here.
P/EW SWD 1977 Week 12 (pages 49-50 incomplete); week 14 complete.
W 1985 Week 11 complete.
W 1988-1989 Weeks 45-46 complete.
Form hereon notices were issued under Network SouthEast branding and lacked the "W" prefix to the notice number.
1991-1992 Weeks 36 and 47 complete.
1992-1993 Weeks 8-10 and 12 complete.


All Divisions Combined

Notice Period & Extent of Cover Included
SOI 1960 Supplementary Operating Instructions No.9 dated November.
D 1965 General Instructions and Notices Weeks 11 and 22 only.
D 1969 General Instructions and Notices Weeks 11, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47 and 51 only.
D 1971 General Instructions and Notices Week 15 only.
D 1976 General Instructions and Notices Week 40 (pages 33-36, 39-40 missing) only.
D 1977 General Instructions and Notices Weeks 14, 40 and 49 only.
D 1978 General Instructions and Notices Weeks 22 and 40 only.
D 1979 General Instructions and Notices Weeks 31 and 40 only.
D 1980 General Instructions and Notices, all six issues.
PON 1981 Periodical Operating Notices, all six issues.
PON 1982 Periodical Operating Notices, all six issues.
PON 1983 Periodical Operating Notices, all six issues.
PON 1984 Periodical Operating Notice Weeks 6, 15, 23, 41 and 49 only.
PON 1985-1986 Periodical Operating Notices, all seven issues.
PON 1986-1987 Periodical Operating Notice Weeks 19, 28, 37, 46 and 52 only.
PON 1987-1988 Periodical Operating Notices, all 6 issues.
PON 1988-1989 Periodical Operating Notice, all 6 issues.
PON 1989-1990 Periodical Operating Notice, all 6 issues.
PON 1990-1991 Periodical Operating Notice Weeks 2, 10, 19, 36 and 45 only.
PON 1991-1992 Periodical Operating Notice Weeks 2, 10, 19, 28 and 45 only.
Commencing with week 10 1991 notices were issued under the Network SouthEast name.
PON 1992-1993 Periodical Operating Notice December-February.

series continues with Railtrack South Zone



Somerset & Dorset Line

Notice Period & Extent of Cover Included
P/EW S&D 1956 Week 40 only complete.