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Signal Fact 17

Absolute Block Working was introduced on the South Eastern Railway in 1857.

The Block Section was deemed to be normally clear unless a train was actually present in the section.

North Union Joint Railway (LYR, LNWR)

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.

Only the lines that remained joint after 1889 are included here.


RailRef Line Detail SBR ELR
NU001
LY130
NW850
Euxton Junction - Preston Station
datum Newton-le-Willows Junction
16m22c Euxton Junction LY110 NW550
16m59c Euxton Coal Siding
17m54c Leyland
18m12c Bashall's Siding
18m76c Farington Junction NU002
19m01c Farington Goods
19m21c Farington
20m08c Farington Curve Junction LY220 LY227
20m41c Skew Bridge Junction
20m44c Skew Bridge
21m07c Ribble Sidings
21m13c Ribble Junction
21m39c Preston South Junction NU003
21m41c Preston No.1 (up)
21m42c Preston No.1A (down)
21m53c Preston No.3 Junction LY222
21m54c Preston No.2A
21m56c Preston No.2
21m57c Preston NU004
First edition OS 1:10,560 maps show mileposts incrementing southward with a datum of Preston. The 1894 edition shows mile posts from Newton-le-Willows - the present day mileages.
  CGJ5
NU002
LY131
NW851
Farington Old Curve
0m00c Farington Junction NU001
0m18c Farington East Junction (NU/LYR boundary) LY223
  LHL
NU003
LY132
NW853
Strand Road Branch
21m39c Preston South Junction NU001
21m47c Preston No.1A junction

change of datum
0m00c Preston No.1A junction
0m08c Preston No.2A
0m40c present NR/RSR boundary
0m42c Strand Road LC
0m44c BR/PCD boundary
  Strand Road
1m56c Maritime Way LC
1m70c Lockside Road LC
  Preston Council Depot
PSR1 Preston South Junction - Preston 1A Junction
PSR2 Preston 1A Junction - Preston Docks

1937 Appendix regards the branch as commencing at Preston No.1A
  PSR
NU004
LY133
NW854
Preston Station - Dock Street Junction
0m00c Preston NU001
0m16c Dock Street Junction NW860
  CGJ6

 




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