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Signal Fact 33
Somersault sempahore signals, centre balanced, were developed as a response to the Abbots Ripton collision of 1876 when snow had interfered with the correct operation of slotted post signals.
They were adopted by the Great Northern Railway, Belfast & Northern Counties Railway and Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway among a few others, including Australia.
Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway (LSWR, MR)
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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.|
There is OS map evidence that the Midland Railway remiled the S&D in a manner similar to most of the rest of its railway.
Evercreech & Bath Extension
0m00c Bath Junction MR344(1) mileages from BR28100, additions and alterations (supplement 21) dated 1952, also S&D Supplement 6 of same date. MR Distance Diagram gives 57m37c for Green Lane LC.
SAD: Bath Junction - Templecombe No.2 Junction
BJT: Templecombe No.2 Junction - Corfe Mullen Junction
1888 OS maps for Templecombe show mile post mileages from Burnham, the 34mp being at or by No.3 Junction. For the same period the line at Wellow is miled from Bath Green Park (not Bath Junction).
A short stretch south of Templecombe is now the Gartell Light Railway.
Article: Railway Magazine January 1966.
Article: Railway Archive 39 (Midford).
Article: Backtrack May-June 2016.
10m17c Clandown Tramway Junction SD001
|Wyke Champflower Spur
Was it ever laid? Shown on Midland Distance Diagram sheet 63 of 1919 as dotted route without comment. The route is visible as earthworks on the 1888 OS map right through to 1978 (Grid 66650 33850) but is now ploughed out although it can just be made out on Google Earth.
|Templecombe No.3 Junction - Abbey Ford Junction
35m57c Templecombe No.3 JunctionRan from No.3 Junction to an east facing junction with the LSWR. Closed in 1886 beyond Templecombe Goods, replaced by the west spur to the LSWR. Formation still visible until redevlopment started post Beeching. Name of junction found in Railway & Travel Monthly volume 3 (SRS Archive Box 208).
35m57c Templecombe (No.3) Goods Yard Junction SD001This was a spur off the original (east) curve to the LSWR. Mostly gas works and loco shed!
|Templecombe No.2 Junction - Templecombe Upper
36m13c Templecombe (No.2) Junction SD001
|Templecome No.2 to Templecombe No.1
|Corfe Mullen Junction Line
datum Bath Junction
|Burnham & Evercreech Line.
24m04c S&D / Jetty boundary
|Highbridge Wharf Branch
datum Evercreech Junction
23m01c Highbridge Wharf
|Bridgwater River Wharf Branch
datum Edington Junction
|Wells Timber Yard Branch
5m30c Timber Yard Junction SD014
|Wells West GWR - Wells Station
datum Glastonbury (reverse)