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Signal Fact 36

Daylight colour light signals were first introduced on the Liverpool Overhead Railway in 1921.

They were also the first to be operated automatically using track circuit detection.

They remained in use until the line closed in 1956.

Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Light 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
WC001 Portishead - Weston-Super-Mare
14m23c Portishead Junction GW157
  Portishead South
  Clapton Road
  Cadbury Road
  Walton Park
  Cleveland (All Saints)
  Clevedon East
  Clevedon Junction WC002
  Colehouse Lane
  Kingston Road
  Ham Lane
  Wharf Branch Junction WC003
  Wick St Lawrence
  Ebdon Lane
  Worle Town
  Bristol Road
  Milton Road
0m00c Ashcombe Road
WC002 Connection from GWR Clevedon Branch
Clevedon Station Junction GW171
Clevedon Junction WC001
This was the only connection at Cleveland, Cobb's depiction of the GWR branch continuing to make a triangle is wrong or a failure to register the colours correctly. See 1931 OS map at 340758 170920.
WC003 Yeo Wharf Branch
Yeo (or Ham) Wharf
Wharf Branch Junction WC001


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