The Signalling Record Society
RailRef Line Codes MH
Signal Fact 10
The Great Western Railway introduced point indicating targets in 1839.
The first installation was at Maidenhead.
Mersey Docks & Harbour Railway
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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.|
The trunk route of the Dock lines ran for the most part beneath "The Docker's Umbrella", otherwise known as the Liverpool Overhead Railway. For that reason much of the route is 'invisible' on OS maps.
|Junctions off main route, Docks side unless otherwise indicated.
Herculaneum Dock (end of line)Set out from south to north to match the 'down' direction of the Liverpool Overhead Railway. Other docks were served by sidings parallel to main line of route.
|Harrington Dock Loop
Harrington Dock (south connection)
|Alexandra Dock Loop
Alexandra Dock No.1 south side