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Dumbarton & Balloch Joint Railway

Signal Fact 16

An early form of Block working was introduced to control traffic passing through Box Tunnel by the Great Western Railway in 1847.

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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
Opened 1850
Part Closed (B)
Dumbarton to Balloch
datum Glasgow Queen Street via Maryhill
15m51c Dumbarton East Junction DB002 CA380
15m66c Dumbarton SB (3rd)
15m68c Dumbarton SB (1st-2nd)
16m08c Dumbarton (1)
16m35c Dalreoch
16m38c Dalreoch Junction NB437
16m43c Dumbarton West SB
16m61c Dalreoch North SB
17m40c Dalquhurn SB
17m49c Dalquhurn Junction (2) DB005
18m02c Renton SB
18m11c Renton station
  Alexandria (south) Junction DB006
19m18c Alexandria SB
19m20c Alexandria station
  Alexandria (north) Junction DB007
19m52c Croftengea SB
20m17c Forth & Clyde Junction SB
  Forth & Clyde Junction NB450
20m35c Balloch station (2nd)
  Balloch LC
20m38c Balloch Station SB
  Balloch station (1st)(3)
20m59c Balloch Pier SB
21m07c Balloch Pier
(1) later Dumbarton Central
(2) aka Cordale Branch Junction
(3) later Balloch Central.

(B) Closed: over Balloch LC 1988, Balloch - Balloch Pier 1987.
CA401 NB431
Leven Shipyard Branch
Dumbarton East Junction DB001 CA380
Goods Dwarf Frame DB003 DB004
Leven Shipyard
CA402 NB432
Dumbarton Goods Branch
Goods Dwarf Frame DB002 DB004
Dumbarton Goods
CA403 NB433
Dumbarton Shipyard Branch
Goods Dwarf Frame DB002 DB003
Dumbarton Dock Shipyard
CA404 NB434
Cordale Branch
17m49c Dalquhurn Junction (1) DB001
17m71c Dalquhurn Dye Works
18m35c Cordale Print Works
(1) aka Cordale Branch Junction
CA405 NB435
Dillichip Branch
Alexandria (south) Junction DB001
Dillichip Dye Works
CA406 NB436
Ferryfield Branch
Alexandria (north) Junction DB001
Ferryfield Print Works
Links via works with NBR Croftengea Branch


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