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Signal Fact 51

When colour light signalling was commissioned at Borough Market Junction in 1926, the overlap on the Down Charing Cross Home signal was just 15 yards - 45 feet against a typical carriage length for 57 feet.

At times of fog, this signal was fog-signalled.

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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

Great Cockrow Railway, Chertsey
Opened 1968
Hardwick Central
Lester's Crossing
Everglades Junction
Cockrow Hill SB

Greystone Limeworks & Quarry, Merstham, aka Grey Stone
Opened c1871
Closed by 1956
Lime Works
Merstham (Down Siding) SE072
Operated own locomotive(s). Not listed in 1956 Handbook of Stations.

London Necropolis Company
Opened 1854
Closed 1941
Funeral trains from a terminus in Westminster Road, London. Closed following destruction of the London terminus in the blitz.
Brookwood SW060
North Station
South Station
Locomotives and crews supplied by London & South Western Railway, Southern Railway from 1923.

Tandridge Brick & Tile Works
538064,148002. Tramway not connected with main line.


London Power Co Ltd, Battersea
Off LB003
Battersea Power Station (528955 177483) on south bank of Thames, east of Grosvenor Bridge. Rail traffic ceased by 1964.

Rom Plasclip Ltd, Battersea
Off SE102
Stewarts Road Works (TQ 293 765), locomotives used for shunting 1972-1986.

Gas Light & Coke Co, Nine Elms
Off SW005
Up side (TQ 296 775) from connection by Nine Elms 'B'. Also internal narrow gauge.

H P Burt & Co, Rotherhithe
Durand's Bonded and Suffrance Wharf (536728 179954). Standard gauge loco ex Eastern Counties Railway, not known if stationary or mobile.

Croydon "B" Power Station
Waddon Marsh.

Article: Railway Bylines 2013 November.

Dorking Greystone Lime Company, Betchworth
Narrow gauge (3'2½")

Article: Railway Bylines 2013 November.


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