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Signal Fact 20
The first British 4-aspect colour light signals read, from the top: Green, Yellow, Red, Yellow.
This was later changed to Yellow, Green, Yellow, Red so that snow falling on the hood of the bottom yellow aspect did not build up and obscure the red aspect directly above.
Swinton & Knottingley Railway (MR, NER)
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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.|
|Swinton - Moorthorpe
167m73c 17m60c Wath Road Junction MR840(1) originally Hickleton
(2) originally Clayton
(3) originally Moorthorpe; later (BR) Moorthorpe
(4) previously Dearne Junction (renamed between 1913 and 1919)
SMJ1: Wath Road Junction - 168m64c (17m15c)
SMJ2: 17m15c (168m64c) - Moorthorpe & South Kirkby
Current Quail shows Wath Road Junction to Dearne Junction as 167m71c to 168m64c, datum St Pancras (SMJ1); then 17m15c at Dearne Junction decreasing to 11m29c at Moorthorpe (SMJ2), datum Burton Salmon.
MR Distance Book (sheet 10F 1913) does not give milepost mileages for any of this RailRef.
MR Distance Book (sheet 10 1919 and sheet 11 1920) indcates that MR mileages applied at that time.
1893 OS maps show mileposts variously labelled Wath Junction and Swinton.
|Mexboro' West Junction GCR - Dearne Junction
datum Dearne Junction
|Dearne (North) Junction - Wath Junction
datum Dearne (North) Junction
|Hickleton Main Colliery Branch
171m00c 15m17c Hickleton Main Colliery Junction SK001
|Frickley Sidings - Frickley Colliery
SK boundaryHull & Barnsley served from the other end.
|Moorthorpe Station Junction - South Kirby Junction
datum St. Pancras
|Moorthorpe - Ferrybridge Junction
datum Burton Salmon Junction
11m24c -m--c Moorthorpe Station Junction SK001 SK006Mileages, left column current Quail, right ????
|South Elmsall Junction - Moorthorpe North Junction
datum Moorthorpe North Junction
|Pontefract Junction - Pontefract East Junction
datum Pontefract Junction
|SK010||BR 1965 Ferrybridge Curve
datum Burton Salmon Junction