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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

Hetton Colliery Railway
Hetton Lyons Colliery to Sunderland
Useful article in Backtrack for February 2012.
Elemore Colliery Branch

Lambton Collieries Railway
Frankland Colliery to Low Lambton Colliery
Frankland Colliery
LR/NER boundary NE381
Useful article in Backtrack for February 2012.
Lumley Colliery Branch
White House Colliery Branch
Fencehouses to Lambton Staiths, Sunderland
Houghton Colliery Branch

Londonderry Railway
Penshaw to Seaham Harbour
Useful article in Backtrack for February 2012.
Adventure Colliery Branch
Lady Seaham Colliery Branch
Moorsley Colliery Branch

South Hetton Railway
South Hetton Colliery to Seaham Harbour
Useful article in Backtrack for February 2012.

Dorman Long Off
Cleveland Works opened 1918.
Article: Railway Bylines 2014 January.


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