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Bishop's Castle Railway

Signal Fact 32

Walker of the South Eastern Railway devised a form of block instrument which used miniature semaphore arms to denote the state of the line. The arms lowered when the line was clear.

Some of these instruments were still in use well into British Railways tenure.

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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
BC001 Bishops Castle Junction GWR - Lydham Heath
0m00c Bishop's Castle Junction SH001
0m70c Stretford Bridge
2m08c Horderley
4m10c Plowden
5m50c Eaton
7m23c Lydham Heath Junction BC002
7m40c Lydham Heath
7m40c end of line
BC002 Lydham Heath Junction - Bishops Castle
7m23c Lydham Heath Junction BC001
9m57c Bishop's Castle
9m57c end of line


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