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London & South Western Railway Digital Archive

Most documents in the digital archive are in PDF format. However, some larger files may be in JPG, PDF, PNG or TIF format. The files are supplied strictly “As Is”. The entries in each list will make it clear what is available to download and what is only available by other means.

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The following items are currently available ...


RailRef Issue Date Description
SW000 Control Area Items
SW000 1969 12 South Western Division Control Area No.4 track plan.
Members' Download
SW001 Waterloo - Woking
SW001-010 1936 11 Waterloo signalling plan marked "NUR Statement No.13".
Members' Download
SW016 Guildford New Line
SW016-100 1957 03 25 London Road signal box diagram with locking.
Diagram 177.
Members' Download
SW020 Woking - Havant
SW020-035 1981 04 10 Guildford Power Signal Box Diagram. Includes some section C extracts pasted on.
Members' Download
SW030 Clapham Junction - Ashford
SW020-060 1955-12-05 Barnes East Signal Box Diagram including mechanical and electrical locking tables.
SW020-070 1955-12-05 Barnes Junction Signal Box Diagram.
SW020-075 1951-10-02 Barnes (Windsor Line) Crossing Signal Box Diagram including mechanical locking table.
SW062 Pirbright - Farnham
SW062-030 1980 02 26 Aldershot, Control Table References and Electrical Locking. Drawings 7B 7B/1 7B/2 7B/3 7B/4 7B/5 7B/6.
Members' Download
SW070 Worting - Southampton
SW070-270 1963 04 22 Northam Junction Signal Box Diagram.
Members' Download
SW100 Northam to Dorchester
SW100-290 1970 04 27 Towngate Street Crossing Signal Box Diagram originally drawn 18 June 1934 and marked up as scheme plan for replacement up home signal, date stamped 27 April 1970.
Members' Download
SW104 Fawley Branch
SW104-010 1971 06 09 Marchwood Signal Box Diagram.
Members' Download
SW140 Salisbury to Exeter
SW140-380 1969 10 30 Exeter "A" Signal Box Diagram. Drawing S3431/12. Date stamped 11 May 1982.
Members' Download
SW150 North Devon
SW150-040 1971 5 14 Crediton signal box diagram. Drawing S3502/12. Date stamped 27 September 1980.
Members' Download
SW150-070 1968 1 18 Coleford Junction signal box diagram. Drawing S3505/12.
Members' Download
SW151 Coleford Junction to Ilfracombe
SW151-100 1962 12 12 Barnstaple Junction "A" signal box diagram. Drawing S3517/12 (previously 360).
Members' Download
SW153 North Cornwall
SW153-170 Undated Wadebridge West signal box diagram. Drawing S3576/12 (previously 722).
Members' Download
SW155 Bodmin Branch
SW155-035 1939 1 26 Boscare Junction Ground Frame signal box diagram. Drawing S3581/12 (previously 681).
Members' Download