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East & West Yorkshire Union Railway

Signal Fact 50

The first illuminated signal box diagram was provided at Mill Hill Park on London's underground.

This showed the position of the trains on the diagram instead of using separate track circuit occupied repeaters.

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
EW001 Main Line
GNR / EWU boundary GN322
Newmarket Branch Junction EW002
Robin Hood Junction EW003
Robin Hood
Beeston Colliery South Junction EW004
Beeston Colliery North Junction EW005
Stourton Junction MR880
EW002 Newmarket Colliery Branch
Newmarket Branch Junction EW001
Royds Green Lower Junction (1)
Newmarket (Charlesworth's) Colliery
(1) aka Patrick Green

Cobb shows LNER involvement only to Royds Green but 1938 OS 1:10,560 map 435055 425165 marks entire branch as LNER.
EW003 Thorpe Colliery Branch
Robin Hood Junction EW001
Thorpe Colliery
EW004 Beeston Colliery Branch
Beeston Colliery South Junction EW001
Beeston Colliery West Junction EW005
Beeston Colliery
EW005 Beeston Colliery Loop
Beeston Colliery West Junction EW004
Beeston Colliery North Junction EW001


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