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Signal Fact 39

In 1899 the London & North Western Railway commissioned the first 'all electric' signalling installation at Gresty Lane, Crewe.

The semaphore signals were power operated, as were the points and detection.

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

Stocksbridge Railway  
Deepcar - Stocksbridge Steelworks
Deepcar Junction GC360
Stocksbridge Steelworks

Westgate Siding, Millmoor, Rotherham
Off MR826 by Holmes Junction
C F Booth, Scrapyard. (scraps railway locos and vehicles). Signalbox on premises, appears non-working.

Dorman Long & Co Ltd, Cleveland Works
Off NE530
Own locomotives.
Article Railway Bylines 2014 January.

Boulby Potash Mine
Off NE545
476201 518479. Cleveland Potash Ltd, Loftus, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland TS13 4JZ; part of ICI Fertilizers. Uses own locomotives for shunting etc.


Ackton Hall Colliery

Newmarket Silkstone Colliery
Stanley, Wakefield.

Prince of Wales Colliery

Harrogate Gas Company
Narrow gauge system.
Article: Railway Magazine 1926 August.

Sand Hutton Light Railway (narrow gauge)
Main Line
White Sike Cottages Halt
White Sike Junction Halt
Sand Hutton Depot Halt
Sand Hutton Central
Sand Hutton Gardens Halt
Belle Vue Halt
Barnby House
White Sike Junction Halt


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