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Signal Fact 51

When colour light signalling was commissioned at Borough Market Junction in 1926, the overlap on the Down Charing Cross Home signal was just 15 yards - 45 feet against a typical carriage length for 57 feet.

At times of fog, this signal was fog-signalled.

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.


RailRef Line Detail SBR ELR
SD001
MR350
SW250

Evercreech & Bath Extension

0m00c Bath Junction MR344
0m11c Single Line Junction
  Bath Ticket Platform
0m41c Victoria Brick (Mays) Siding
0m68c Twerton Co-op Siding
3m68c Midford
6m16c Wellow
8m05c Shoscombe & Single Hill
8m41c Foxcote
9m16c Braysdown Colliery Sidings
9m23c Writhlington & Foxcote Colliery Sidings
9m75c Radstock North ('A')
10m11c Radstock
10m14c Radstock North ('B')
10m17c Clandown Tramway Junction SD002
11m55c footpath LC
11m75c Norton Hill Siding
12m00c Midsomer Norton & Welton
13m79c Chilcompton
15m15c Moorewood Colliery Sidings
15m24c Old Down Siding
16m44c Binegar
18m10c Masbury
19m50c Windsor Hill Quarry Siding
19m74c Downside Quarry Siding
  Waterloo Road
21m27c Shepton Mallet
24m31c Evercreech Village
24m41c Evercreech New
25m49c Evercreech Junction SD010

Dorset Central Line

25m73c Evercreech Junction
28m55c Cole
  Bruton Road LC
32m76c Wincanton
35m57c Templecombe (No.3) Goods Yard Junction SD004 SD005
  Horsington Crossing GF
36m13c Templecombe (No.2) Junction SD006
36m37c Templecombe No.1 Junction
36m38c Templecombe Lower (2nd)
38m27c Henstridge
39m65c Stalbridge
43m63c Sturminster Newton
46m67c Shillingstone
49m13c Stourpaine Loop (49m04c to 49m22c)
49m53c Stourpaine & Durweston
52m24c Blandford Forum
54m00c Charlton Marshall
55m47c Spetisbury
56m30c Green Lane LC (1)
58m34c Bailey Gate
59m63c Bailey Gate Crossing
  Corfe Mullen Crossing GF
60m18c Corfe Mullen Junction SD008
61m16c Carter's Siding
61m51c Lake LC
63m01c Wimborne Loop Junction
63m19c Wimborne Junction SW106
(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.
  SAD
BJT
SD002
MR351
Clandown Branch
datum
10m17c Clandown Tramway Junction SD001
10m61c S&D/Clandown Colliery boundary
  CLZ
SD003
MR352
Wyke Champflower Spur
datum
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.
   
SD004
MR353
Templecombe No.3 Junction - Abbey Ford Junction
datum
35m57c Templecombe No.3 Junction
  Templecombe Goods Yard Junction
  Abbey Ford Junction SW140
Ran 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).
  TEP
SD005
MR354
Templecombe Goods
datum
35m57c Templecombe (No.3) Goods Yard Junction SD001
36m36c Templecombe Goods
This was a spur off the original (east) curve to the LSWR. Mostly gas works and loco shed!
   
SD006
MR355
SW254
Templecombe No.2 Junction - Templecombe Upper
datum
36m13c Templecombe (No.2) Junction SD001
36m47c Templecome (Upper) Joint Station
  SAD
SD007
MR356
Templecome No.2 to Templecombe No.1
datum
   
SD008
MR357
SW255
Corfe Mullen Junction Line
datum Bath Junction
60m18c Corfe Mullen Junction SD001
61m39c Corfe Mullen
63m06c Broadstone Junction SW106
  BJT
SD010
MR360
SW251
Burnham & Evercreech Line.
24m04c S&D / Jetty boundary
23m77c Burnham-on-Sea
22m47c Highbridge (East) 'C'
22m35c Highbridge (East) 'B'
22m34c Wharf Branch Junction SD011
22m31c Highbridge Junction GW175
22m30c Flat Crossing
22m29c Highbridge West
22m25c Highbridge
22m15c Highbridge Loco
20m54c Bason Bridge
17m22c Edington Junction SD012
17m15c Edington Junction station
15m01c Shapwick
  Alexander's Siding
13m07c Ashcott
  Petfu Siding
10m32c Glastonbury & Street
  Wells Junction
5m08c West Pennard
4m51c Steanbow LC
3m04c Cockmill LC
1m58c Pylle
0m72c Elbow Corner LC
0m00c Evercreech Junction SD001
  EBU
SD011
MR361
Highbridge Wharf Branch
datum Evercreech Junction
23m01c Highbridge Wharf
22m52c Cattle Docks Junction
22m34c Wharf Branch Junction SD010
  HWB
SD012
MR362
SW252
Bridgwater Branch.
7m08c Bridgwater
6m76c Wharf Branch Junction SD013
4m07c Bawdrip Halt
2m75c Cossington
0m00c Edington Junction SD010
  BWZ
SD013
MR363
Bridgwater River Wharf Branch
datum Edington Junction
7m44c River Wharf
7m19c Brickyard Junction GW232c
6m76c Wharf Branch Junction SD012
  BZZ
SD014
MR364
SW253
Wells Branch
0m00c end of branch
0m05c Glastonbury
3m07c Polsham
5m30c Timber Yard Junction SD015
5m35c Wells Junction SD016
5m38c Wells Priory Road
5m40c Wells East Junction GW210
  WEZ
SD015
MR365
Wells Timber Yard Branch
datum Glastonbury
5m30c Timber Yard Junction SD014
5m38c Snow's Timber Yard
   
SD016
MR366
Wells West GWR - Wells Station
datum Glastonbury (reverse)
5m39c Wells West Junction GW213
5m35c Wells Junction SD014
   

 




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