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Signalling Record Society - 50 Years

North Eastern Railway Digital Archive

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The following items are currently available ...


RailRef Issue Date Description
General Items
D20377 19 May 1921 Detail drawing of 3-arm cantilever signal.
Members' Download
NE001 Shaftholme - York
NE001 1951 (?) Track and signalling plan of York station based on the plan issued in 1951 with signalling notice O.3905. No visible indication of date or who drew it.
Members' Download
NE021 Leeds New Station Line
NE021 1967 Elliott Train Describer Instructions for Leeds PSB and Fringe Boxes at Ardsley, Engine Shed Junction, Horsforth, Kirkstall, Morley Low, Nevill Hill West, Wortley West. Booklet is undated but clearly relates to the opening of Leeds PSB on 1 May 1967 - see signalling notice 17A.
Members' Download
NE070 Hull - Seamer
NE070 undated Signal Box Diagram, Quay Crossing, Bridlington.
Members' Download