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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!

Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction 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.

RailRef Line Detail SBR ELR
MJ001 Blisworth - Broom Junction MR
0m00c Blisworth Junction NW110
2m70c Lloyd's Siding
4m06c Towcester Junction MJ002
4m08c Towcester East
4m15c Towcester
4m30c Towcester West
4m67c Green's Norton Junction MJ004
8m34c Blakesley
11m45c Morton Pinkney
14m35c Woodford West Junction GC024 GC025
15m55c Byfield
22m30c Fenny Compton Junction GW730
22m39c Fenny Compton (1)
  North End
25m51c Burton Dassett (2)
  Burton Dassett Junction (Edge Hill Light Railway)
28m69c Kineton
32m70c Ettington
37m25c Clifford Siding
38m02c Stratford-on-Avon
38m05c Stratford South Curve Junction MJ005 MJ006
41m68c Binton
44m42c Bidford-on-Avon (3)
45m29c Broom East Junction
45m49c Broom Junction MR272
(1) Fenny Compton West from 1948
(2) Warwick Road in 1873; Burton Dassett 1909-1912 and 1933-1946 (3) Bidford until 1909

1889 OS maps show mile posts from Blisworth to Green's Norton Junction; then mileposts from Green's Norton Junction as far as Stratford; then mileposts from Stratford through to Broom.

Article: Railway Bylines 2015 November.
MJ002 Ravenstone Wood Junction MR - Olney Branch Junction
datum Olney (MR)
3m35c Ravenstone Wood Junction MR081
  Salcey Forest
9m43c Roade Junction MJ003
10m64c Stoke Bruern
13m77c Towcester Junction MJ001
Phil Deaves site quotes 0m00c to 10m42c
MJ003 Roade Junction - Roade Junction LNWR
0m00c Roade Junction MJ002
0m23c Roade Junction NW110
MJ004 Green's Norton Junction - Cockley Brake Junction LNWR
0m00c Green's Norton Junction MJ001
3m72c Wappenham
7m44c Helmdon (1)
10m66c Cockley Brake Junction NW
(1) Helmdon Village from 1950

1891 OS map shows mileposts from Blisworth Junction
MJ005 Stratford South Curve Junction - Stratford North Curve Junction GWR
datum Blisworth Junction
38m05c Stratford South Curve Junction MJ001
38m25c Stratford North Curve Junction GW697
Stratford South Curve Junction - Racecourse Junction GWR
datum Blisworth Junction
38m08c Stratford South Curve Junction MJ001
38m40c Stratford Race Course Junction GW697
Duplicated by GW698
MJ007 Broom South Curve
datum Blisworth Junction
45m29c Broom East Junction MJ001
45m64c Broom South Junction MR272


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