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Signal Fact 36

Daylight colour light signals were first introduced on the Liverpool Overhead Railway in 1921.

They were also the first to be operated automatically using track circuit detection.

They remained in use until the line closed in 1956.

This page should be regarded as “Work in Progress”. The webmaster will welcome additional information for this page.


Backtrack 2020 August.
Location Magazine
Dainton Tunnel GW250 British Railways Illustrated 2016 April.
Steam Days 2012 April.
Great Eastern Journal 2011 October.
British Railways Illustrated 2011 April.
Steam Days 2008 January.
Steam World 1981 August.
Dalmeny Junction NB480 Railway Magazine 1966 October.
Dalnaspidal HR001 Railway Magazine 2013 Christmas.
Dalreoch Junction Steam Days 2008 May.
Dalry Road Railway Bylines 2008 October.
Dalrymple Junction GS110 Steam Days 2011 November.
Dalston Bank (Carlisle) Cumbrian Railways Journal 2007 10.
Dalston (LNWR) Modern Railways 2011 April.
LCGB Bulletin 2011 March.
Railway Observer 2011 March.
Modern Railways 2011 February.
Dalston MC001 Steam Days 2015 October.
Dalton Junction Backtrack 2008 October.
Backtrack 2008 January.
Dalwhinnie HR001 Railway Magazine 2020 September.
Railway Magazine 2013 December.
Damanhour (Egypt) RSHS Bulletin 2009 volume 42-4.
Damems MR893 Steam World 1982 January.
Danesmoor MR750 Midland Record 2008 28.
Dare Valley Junction TV010 Steam Days 2011 September.
Darley Dale Rail 2008 October 8.
Darlington Bank Top NE230 British Railways Illustrated 2012 December.
British Railways Illustrated 2011 April.
Steam Days 2010 April.
Steam World 2009 November.
Steam World 2009 August.
Steam World 2008 May.
Darsham GE260 Steam Days 2013 February.
Dartford Junction SE020 Railway Magazine 1926 August.
Datchet SW051 Steam World 1993 April.
Daubhill (LNWR) Steam Days 2011 March.
Dauntsey GW111 Steam Days 2015 October.
Backtrack 2015 June.
Davis (California) RSHS Bulletin 2004 37-6.
Davy, Edward Backtrack 2010 November.
Dawes Lane GC192
GC192
Railway Bylines 2010 March.
Forward 2009 March.
Dawlish GW250 Railway Magazine 2013 August.
Railway Observer 2013 May.
Backtrack 2009 November.
Rail 2008 August 13.
Dawlish Warren GW250 Railway Magazine 2015 June.
Rail 2008 July 16.
Deal SE090 Modern Railways 2013 July.
Railway Observer 2012 August.
British Railway Modelling 2009 March.
Deal Junction SE120 Railway Bylines 2012 February.
Dean (LSWR) Backtrack 2010 July.
Děčin (Czech) British Railways Illustrated 2010 June.
Decoy (GNR) British Railways Illustrated 2010 June.
Deepdale Junction PR002 Steam World 1995 February.
Deeside Loop (Llangollen) GW844 Railway Magazine 2011 August.
Railway Magazine 2011 June.
Railway Magazine 2010 August.
Deganwy Rail 2009 September 9.
Delabole SW153 British Railways Illustrated 2013 December.
Denbigh NW490 Railway Magazine 1962 July.
Denbigh Hall NW001 British Railways Illustrated 2013 October.
Denham GW050 British Railways Illustrated 2010 January.
Denmark Hill LB022 Steam Days 2012 March.
Denny West Junction (CR) Steam Days 2010 November.
Denstone Railway Bylines 2008 September.
Dent MR930 Backtrack 2011 January.
Backtrack 2010 November.
Steam World 2000 November.
Steam World 1993 June.
Steam Days 1990 March.
Dentonholme DJ001 Midland Railway Journal 2011 Summer.
Midland Railway Journal 2010 Summer.
Midland Railway Journal 2009 Winter.
Deptford Lift Bridge LB043 Steam Days 2021 April.
Railway Bylines 2011 February.
Deptford Wharf LB043 Railway Bylines 2012 October.
Deptford Wharf North LB043 Steam Days 2021 April.
Derby MR205 British Railways Illustrated 2013 August.
Backtrack 2013 May.
British Railways Illustrated 2012 March.
British Railways Illustrated 2011 April.
Midland Railway Journal 201 Autumn.
Midland Railway Journal 2009 Winter.
Midland Railway Journal 2009 Autumn.
Midland Railway Journal 2009 Summer.
Midland Railway Journal 2008 Winter.
Midland Record 2008 28.
Steam Days 2007 December.
Steam World 2004 December.
Steam World 1993 February.
Railway Magazine 1926 September.
Derby Road GE261 Railway Archive 2013 issue 39.
Great Eastern Journal 2012 January.
Dereham GE130 RCHS Journal 2013 March.
Railway Observer 2012 September.
Norfolk Railway Society 2012 March.
Blastpipe 2011 Spring.
Steam Days 2008 June.
Steam World 1994 October.
Dersingham Great Eastern Journal 2007 July.
Great Eastern Journal 2007 January.
Derwydd Road GW640 Steam Days 2016 May.
Desborough MR150 Wyvern 2013 140.
Desford Junction MR160 Steam World 1993 June.
Dewsnap Sidings British Railways Illustrated 2010 August.
Devizes GW185 Backtrack 2015 December.
Backtrack 2012 March.
Devonport SW150 British Railways Illustrated 2013.
Didcot GW100 British Railways Illustrated 2012 April.
Backtrack 2012 January.
Backtrack 2011 April.
British Railways Illustrated 2010 November.
Modern Railways 2010 July.
Steam World 2010 April.
Steam World 2008 October.
Rail 2008 August 27.
Railway Archive 2008 March.
Steam World 1990 October.
Didcot Railway Centre Steam Railway 2009 May.
Didsbury MR520 British Railways Illustrated 2013 November.
Digby JN030 Railway Archive 2012 Issue 36.
Diggle Steam World 2008 December.
Steam Days 2007 November.
Dingwall Railway Bylines 2010 December.
Rail 2008 September 10.
Dinting GC370 Railway Magazine 2011 August.
Railway Magazine 2010 August.
Railway Magazine 2009 June.
Disley MR520 British Railways Illustrated 2013 November.
Railway Magazine 2009 November.
Diss GE280 Great Eastern Journal 2011 January.
Ditchingham (GER) Great Eastern Journal 2006 January.
Docking (GER) Great Eastern Journal 2007 January.
Dogdyke (GNR)
GN100
Backtrack 2009 April.
Great Northern News 2006 148.
Dolau NW290 Steam Days 2015 December p38.
Dolphinton  
Dolgelly / >Dolgellau (GWR)  
Doncaster GN270 British Railways Illustrated 2013.
LNER Society Journal 2012 June.
British Railways Illustrated 2012.
Steam Days 2011 August.
Steam Days 2010 August.
Railway Magazine 2010 05.
British Railways Illustrated 2010 January.
British Railways Illustrated 2009 September.
Steam Days 2009 May.
Railway Magazine 2007 October.
Steam World 1995 March.
Donington Road JN030 Railway Archive 2012 Issue 36.
Dorchester GW220 Norfolk Railway Society News 2012 November.
Steam World 2007 April.
Dorchester South SW100 Railway Modeller 1971 May.
Dore & Totley Midland Railway Journal 2009 Winter.
British Railways Illustrated 2008 June.
Dore South Junction British Railways Illustrated 2008 June.
Backtrack 2007 June.
Dorking North LB084 Railway World 1970 October.
Southern Way 2016 issue 36.
Dorking Town SE073 Southern Way 2010 issue 12.
Railway Bylines 2010 September.
Backtrack 2010 August.
Steam Days 2010 January.
Steam Days 2009 January.
Dorrington SH001 Modern Railways 2016 September.
Rail 2013 Issue 727.
Douglas IM001 Railway Magazine 2016 September.
Backtrack 2011 May.
Backtrack 2007 May.
Dousland GW254 Steam Days 2012 February.
Dover Marine Steam Days 2008 November.
Dover Priory (LCDR) Backtrack 2011 May.
Backtrack 2010 April.
Southern Way issue 8.
Dovercourt Bay Great Eastern Journal 2007 January.
Dovey Junction (CR) Steam Days 2007 November.
Dowlais (BM-LNWR-TBJR) Steam Days 2009 May.
Dowlais Cae Harris TB001 Steam Days 2020 August.
Steam World 2008 March.
Dowlais Top BM001 Steam World 1994 January.
Dowlow NW772 British Railways Illustrated 2013 July.
Downham Great Eastern Journal 2006 January.
Downpatrick BD001 Railway Magazine 2016 February.
Downton SW128 Southern Way 2011 issue 16.
Southern Way 2010 issue 12.
Dr. Day's Bridge Junction GW130 Steam Days 2010 January.
Railway World 1970 April.
Draycott Railway Bylines 2008 April.
Drayton MG030 M&GN Bulletin 2012 April.
M&GN Bulletin 2011 March.
Dresden Railways Illustrated 2008 June.
Driffield NE070 Steam World 2000 December.
Drigg Backtrack 2008 May.
Drighlington GN350 Great Northern News 2013 January.
Droitwich Road MR270 Railway Archive 2012 issue 34.
Droitwich Spa GW720 Railway Magazine 2020 June.
Railway Magazine 2013 May.
Steam Days 2012 November.
Modern Railways 2011 February.
Railway Magazine 2010 July.
Railway Magazine 2010 June.
Railway Magazine 2009 12.
Dromod ZL001 Railway Bylines 2011 June.
Railway Bylines 2008 December.
Droylsden Backtrack 2007 July.
Drumvaich CA520 Steam Days 2015 November.
Drws-y-Nant GW844 Steam Days 2011 January
Dryclough Junction LY300 Backtrack 2016 October.
Drymen NB450 Backtrack 2010 May.
Dubton Junction CA580 Steam Days 2013 January.
Steam Days 2010 April.
Ducie Street See Manchester London Road Goods.
Dudding Hill Junction MR060 Modern Railways 2015 November.
Railway Observer 2011 October.
Duddingston NB090 Steam World 1994 August.
Duffryn GW460 Steam World 2005 February.
Duffws (FR) Railway Bylines 2010 October.
Dukeries Junction Low Level GN130 Railway Magazine 2016 October.
Railway Bylines 2013 June.
Dukinfield Junction GC390 British Railways Illustrated 2010 February.
Dullingham Steam World 2008 November.
Dulverton GW240 Railway Magazine 2020 January.
Dumfries GS001 Backtrack 2009 June.
Railway Magazine 1927 February.
Dumpton Park SE064 Backtrack 2011 October.
Dunball GW230 Steam Days 2020 August.
Dunbeath Junction (Weymss) Railway Bylines 2011 June.
Dunblane CA510 Backtrack 2010 May.
British Railways Illustrated 1998 April.
Dunbridge SW126 Railway World 1970 October.
Backtrack 2010 July.
Dundalk Backtrack 2007 February.
Dundee Esplanade NB510 Steam Days 2009 August.
Dundee Tay Bridge NB510 Backtrack 2008 April.
Steam World 1997 December.
Dundee West CA540 Steam World 1993 January.
Dundonald Road Backtrack 2007 April.
Dunfermline Lower (NBR) British Railways Illustrated 2010 October.
Backtrack 2010 July.
Dunfermline Upper (NBR) British Railways Illustrated 2010 October.
Dunford Bridge GC360 British Railways Illustrated 2012 September.
Steam Days 2009 June.
Rail 2008 July 29.
Dunmere Junction SW155 Steam World 1994 January.
Dunmore Junction (NBR) Steam Days 2011 April.
Dunragit Rail 2008 March 12.
Duns NB063 Backtrack 2011 August.
Dunstable North GN032 Backtrack 2009 September.
Dunstall Park GW750 Steam Days 2016 September.
Dunster GW239 Backtrack 2012 March.
Steam World 1981 December.
Dunston NE650 Railway Bylines 2009 June.
Dunton Green SE001 Steam Days 2015 June.
Steam Days 2011 May.
Steam Days 2011 May.
Steam World 1993 July.
Durham NE420 British Railways Illustrated 2020 May.
Backtrack 2007 February.
Steam World 2000 January.
Durran Hill MR930 Steam Days 2021 April.
Steam Days 2020 July.
Durran Hill Junction NE430 Steam Days 2015 August.
Durston GW230 Steam Days 2011 June.
Dyce GO001 Railway Magazine 2013 December.
Rail 2008 August 13.
Railway Magazine 2008 February.
Dymock GW382 Railway Archive 2012 Issue 36.

 




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