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Signal Fact 47

The Great Western Railway, astonishingly, installed a three position upper quadrant signal at Paddington in 1914.

It was a 'one off' automatic signal on the down main line, functioning as an advanced starting signal.

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


Beckton Gas Works
Extensive standard gauge system which included signal boxes and signalling.
Article: Railway Bylines 2016 May & June.

Mangapps Farm, Burnham-on-Crouch
Private museum with standard gauge running track.    

Samuel Williams & Sons Ltd, Dagenham Dock
Article Railway Bylines 2014 January.

Ministry of Supply, Enfield Lock
Off GE020
For details see Middlesex County list.

Wouldham Works, West Thurrock
Off MR050
BPCM. Article: Railway Bylines 2013 June.

Port of London Authority
Millwall Docks
Article: Railway Bylines 2014 January.
Off MR050
Tilbury Docks

Ford Motor Company.
Article: Railway Bylines 2013 October.


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