The Signalling Record Society
Industrial & Private Lines: Cornwall
Signal Fact 15
E A Cowper invented the railway detonator in 1841. Used to protect trains that had come to a stand unexpectedly.
First adopted by the Great Western Railway, the other companies soon followed suit.
Detonators are still used today.
This page should be regarded as “Work in Progress”. The webmaster will welcome additional information for this page.
County pages contain details of Industrial and other Private lines that do not form part of any of the principally listed companies on this web site. RailRefs generally remain un-numbered in the county lists.
In the list below the information is set out in tabular form, spread over four columns. The column entries are -
|RailRef||The Line Code used in RailRef system.|
|Line Detail||The principal locations included within the Line Code. They are arranged in 'down' direction order. Locations shown are primarily stations and junctions to allow easy cross check against published atlases. Signal box names appear in italics where these are 'intermediate' to stations or have been shown to facilitate links from other pages on this web site. The inclusion of a station or junction name does not imply that there was always a signal box of that same name!|
|SBR||The section reference used in the relevant Signal Box Register published by the Society.|
|ELR||The corresponding Engineer's Line Reference(s). This will be blank for railways that never came within British Railways terms of reference. It will also be blank where British Railways had no surviving responsibility for infrastructure at the time the ELR system came into use.|
Falmouth Docks & Engineering Co
312m22c Famouth No.1 GF GW338Useful article in Railway Bylines for February 2012.
Redruth & Chacewater Railway
Article: Railway Magazine 1933 December.
East Cornwall Mineral Railway
Kelly Bray to Calstock, part later included in Bere Alston & Calstock Railway.
Article: Railway Magazine 1951 May.