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Signal Fact 38

Track circuits were devised in the USA in 1872 by William Robinson.

William Sykes tried one out at Crystal Palace in 1876.

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.

RailRef Line Detail SBR ELR

Cumberland Iron Mining & Smelting Co
Hodbarrow Goods FN056
New Annie Lowther Pit
Useful article in Railway Bylines for February 2012.
Pumping House Branch
Arnold Pit Branch
Annie Lowther Pit Branch
Hodbarrow Quarries Branch

Ladysmith Lines
Latterly NCB  
Corkickle to Ladysmith
Corkickle No.1 Junction FN050
Fire Brick Works
Ladysmith Colliery
Useful article in Railway Bylines for March 2012.
Whitehaven Harbour to Ladysmith
Whitehaven South Harbour Whitehaven Harbour Trustees
Howgill Incline
Kingpit Yard
Havenhill Quarry
Haigh Colliery
Old Kells
Ladysmith Colliery
Useful article in Railway Bylines for March 2012.

Whitehaven Harbour Trustees
Queens Dock to West Pier
Queens Dock NW949
North Harbour
Inner Harbour
South Harbour Ladysmith
Old Quay
West Pier
North Pier Branch
Queens Dock NW949
North Pier
Queens Dock Curve
Inner Harbour Branch


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