The Signalling Record Society
RailRef Line Codes DB
Dumbarton & Balloch Joint Railway
Signal Fact 52
In 1932 the line from Coulsdon to Brighton (via Quarry) became the longest section of main line to be fully signalled by colour light signalling.
A length of 36 miles with many signals functioning automatically.
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In the list below the information is set out in tabular form, spread over four columns. The column entries are -
|The Line Code used in RailRef system.
|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!
|The section reference used in the relevant Signal Box Register published by the Society.
|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.
Part Closed (B)
|Dumbarton to Balloch
datum Glasgow Queen Street via Maryhill
15m51c Dumbarton East Junction DB002 CA380(1) later Dumbarton Central
(2) aka Cordale Branch Junction
(3) later Balloch Central.
(B) Closed: over Balloch LC 1988, Balloch - Balloch Pier 1987.
|Leven Shipyard Branch
|Dumbarton Goods Branch
|Dumbarton Shipyard Branch
17m49c Dalquhurn Junction (1) DB001(1) aka Cordale Branch Junction
Alexandria (south) Junction DB001
Alexandria (north) Junction DB001Links via works with NBR Croftengea Branch