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Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway (MR & LNWR)

Signal Fact 33

Somersault sempahore signals, centre balanced, were developed as a response to the Abbots Ripton collision of 1876 when snow had interfered with the correct operation of slotted post signals.

They were adopted by the Great Northern Railway, Belfast & Northern Counties Railway and Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway among a few others, including Australia.

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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
AN001
MR170
NW190
Ashby Junction - Moira West Junction
18m25c Ashby Junction NW180
17m61c Weddington Junction AN002
15m74c Higham-on-the-Hill
14m52c Stoke Golding
12m46c Shenton
10m61c Market Bosworth
8m24c Shackerstone
8m19c Shackerstone Junction AN004
5m20c Snarestone
3m77c Measham Colliery Sidings colliery
3m36c Measham
1m49c Donisthorpe
1m38c Donisthorpe Junction AN005
0m33c Moira South Junction AN006
0m00c Moira West Junction MR160
ASE: Weddington Junction - Shackerstone Junction
AMS: Shackerstone Junction - Moira West Junction
  ASE
AMS
AN002
MR171
NW191
Abbey Junction - Weddington Junction
18m41c Abbey Junction MR235
18m25c Judkins Siding Junction
17m61c Weddington Junction AN001
  AJW
AN003
MR172
NW192
Hinckley - Stoke Golding
17m41c Hinckley
14m40c Stoke Golding
MR Distance Diagram sheet 66 of 1906 shows the line as 'disused'.
  ASH
AN004
MR173
NW193
Shackerstone Junction - Coalville Junction
6m11c Shackerstone Junction AN001
5m29c Helpont Mill Siding
3m44c Wain's Siding
3m42c National Brick Co Siding
3m29c Heather & Ibstock
3m21c Heather Brick Co Siding
1m21c Hugglescote
1m12c South Leicestershire Colliery Junction colliery
0m62c Coalfields GF (BR boundary)
0m39c Charnwood Forest Junction NW194
0m00c Coalville Junction MR160
ASC: Shackerstone Junction - Coalfelds Farm GF
CFL: Coalfields Farm GF - Coalville Junction
  ASC
CFJ
AN005
MR174
NW195
Donisthorpe Junction - Donisthorpe Colliery
0m00c Donisthorpe Junction AN001
0m23c Donisthorpe Colliery
MR Distance book, sheet 25 of 1920, shows this as a MR Branch. Industrial Railway Society (Industrial Railways and Locomotives of Leicestershire & South Derbyshire, 2006) indicates that branch was opened 1873 and may have changed hands in 1895. The IRS also state a branch was opened from this line to the Ashby Canal in 1919 - this is not shown on the MR sheet of 1920.
Donisthorpe Colliery Co Ltd was a subsidiary of Moira Colliery Co Ltd, and had been owned by Checkland until 1903. IRS record the colliery becoming part of the NCB in 1947. Closed 1990.
   
AN006
MR175
NW196
Moira South Junction - Moira East Junction
0m37c Moira South Junction AN001
0m00c Moira East Junction MR160
0m00c - 0m37c
   

 




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