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RailRef Line Codes CK

Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway

Signal Fact 15

E A Cowper invented the railway detonator in 1841. Used to protect trains that had come to a stand unexpectedly.

First adopted by the Great Western Railway, the other companies soon followed suit.

Detonators are still used today.

This page should be regarded as “Work in Progress”. The webmaster will welcome additional information for this page.

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
CK001 Penrith - Cockermouth
30m60c Penrith No.1 Junction NW
  Redhills Junction NE274
  Briery Halt
  Keswick No.1
  Keswick No.2
  Bassenthwaite Lake
  Cockermouth CK&P station (2nd)
  Cockermouth Junction NW944
The datum is uncertain as various sources show different names, Cockermouth Goods, Cockermouth Junction. Gradient profile diagram points towards Cockermouth Junction. If this is so then Cockermouth Joint station is c0m55c. The RCH junction book shows 66 chains between these two points.


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