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Signal Fact 31

In 1863 Charles Spagnoletti, Telegraph Superintendent of the Great Western Railway, devised a block instrument in which a disc swung to show the legend Train on Line or Line Clear in a little window.

Instruments of this type were still used by British Railways well through that organisation's life span!

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

Channel Tunnel Rail Link
St Pancras International
Regents Canal Junction
Silo Curve Junction HS002 HS003
York Way South Junction HS004
Stratford International Junction HS005
Dagenham Dock Down Junction MR056
Dagenham Dock Up Junction MR056
Ebbsfleet Junction HS006
Southfleet Junction HS008
Ashford West Junction HS009
Ashford East Junction HS009
Dollands Moor West Junction
Down CTRL Junction
CTRL / ET boundary HS020
HS002 Silo Curve
Silo Curve Junction HS001
Cedar Junction HS004
HS003 ECML Connection
Silo Curve Junction HS001
York Way North Junction
HS004 Camden Road Branch
Camden Road Incline Junction
Cedar Junction HS002
York Way South Junction HS001
HS005 Temple Mills Branch
Stratford International Junction HS001
Temple Mills Depot
HS006 North Kent Link (down)
Ebbsfleet Junction HS001
Ebbsfleet High Level
(via dive under)
Springhead Junction (down) SE
HS007 North Kent Link (up)
Springhead Junction (up) SE
HS008 Waterloo Connection
Divergence Point (Southfleet) SE124
Southfleet Junction HS001
HS009 Ashford Chord Line
Ashford West Junction HS001
Ashford International
Ashford East Junction HS001
HS010 Dollands Moor Up Line

HS011 Dollands Moor Yard Lines
66m38c Saltwood Junctions SE040
67m01c Continental Junction
67m32c CTRL / ET boundary HS020

boundary CTRL / ET HS001 HS011
CTRL Junctions
Castle Hill Portal
Portail de Beussingues
HS021 Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal


High Speed Two


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