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Signal Fact 32

Walker of the South Eastern Railway devised a form of block instrument which used miniature semaphore arms to denote the state of the line. The arms lowered when the line was clear.

Some of these instruments were still in use well into British Railways tenure.

Lancashire Union Joint Railway (LYR, LNWR)

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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
Boar's Head Junction - Adlington Junction
0m00c Boar's Head Junction NW550
  Haigh Junction NW570
  Red Rock
  White Bear
3m45c Adlington Junction LY110
Adlington Junction - Ellerbeck Colliery
0m00c Ellerbeck Junction LY110
1m14c Ellerbeck Colliery
Chorley - Cherry Tree Junction
datum Manchester Victoria
  Chorley No.4 Junction LY110
22m42c Chorley No.5 Junction
  Chorley North
24m34c Heapey
24m63c Heapey Sidings
25m43c Wood's Siding
26m28c Brinscall
  Abbey Mill Siding GF
27m12c Withnell
27m62c Withnell Brick & Terra Cotta Co. Sidings
28m60c Feniscowles
29m73c Cherry Tree Junction LY119 LY220
Phil Deaves gives mileages as 22m20c (starts 5c north of Chorley) - 29m75c


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