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Signalling Record Society - 50 Years

Index To The Archives

Most archive boxes have been catalogued and the contents can be inspected and searched in a single file which will be updated from time to time. The catalogues for a few others are in manuscript form and are available separately. The files are in Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) format and their availability can be determined from the entries in the Contents column below.

Although Shelf numbers are mentioned on this list these may change from time to time. Please check the printed list at the Archive for any recent changes not yet reflected on the web site.

Please note that material for one region of the country may actually be found in an archive box ascribed to a different region. In particular, Birmingham S&T were involved in schemes in all BR Regions!

Once downloaded, each detail index can be found by using the bookmark facility in Acrobat Reader (or equivalent). Acrobat Reader &c. normally allow printed of selected pages if you don't want the entire file printing.

There is a floor plan of the archive available and copies may also be seen at the archive itself. The letter / number combinations on the plan relate to the shelf numbers in the listings below.


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Archive Box Contents

Box Shelf Contents
41-43 F26 Accident reports
44 A14 Accident reports 1960-90
51 51B G1 Appendices: LMSR, Chester & Birkenhead, Severn & Wye, Shrewsbury & Hereford
52 G1 Appendices: BR, London Midland Region, 1960-1968
53 G2 Appendices: BR, London Midland Region, 1969-1985
54
54A 54B
G4
G2
Appendices, Loose Leaf, 1986 et seq.
54C C34 Appendices, Loose Leaf, 1986 et seq.
55 G5 Appendices: BR General
55A G5 Appendices: LMSR, GWR, BR London Midland & Western Region men working over other lines
55B G5 Appendices: LNER, SR, BR Eastern, North Eastern & Southern Region men working over other lines
56 G6 Appendices: LBSCR, LSWR, SECR, Southern, BR Southern Region
56A G6 Appendices: BR Scottish Region
56B G6 Appendices: Somerset & Dorset
57 G6 Appendices: BR Western Region Before 1960
58 G3 Appendices: BR Western Region 1960-1968
58A G3 Appendices: BR Western Region 1969-1982
59 G3 Appendices: LNER, BR Eastern Region, M&GN
60 G3 Appendices: BR Eastern & Anglia Regions
61 G7 Appendices: LNER, BR Eastern & North Eastern Regions
62 G7 Appendices: BR loose-leaf plus various books of instructions
63 G7 Block Regulations
64 G4 Miscellaneous Instruction Books including Rule Books
65   Box numbers currently not in use.
66 G8 Signal Box Opening Hours.
67-70   Box numbers currently not in use.
71 G18 Betts files - quite a variety
72 G18 Miscellaneous Instructions ex Porchester Road
73
73A
G20
G21
Signalling Notices: Great Western Railway, British Railways Western Region, British Railways Inter City (Western Lines), Railtrack (Western), Network Rail (Western), Dart Valley Railway.
See list for what is in which box.
74
74A
G20
G19
Signalling Notices: London & North Western Railway, London Midland & Scottish Railway, British Railways London Midland Region, British Railways Business Sectors, Railtrack Midland, North West Zones, Network Rail London North Western Zone.
75 G21 LT Signalling Notices including some complete traffic circulars containing signalling changes. Also Metropolitan Railway.
76
76A
76B
76C
G22
G22
G19
G19
Signalling Notices: Great Eastern; Great Northern; London & North Eastern; British Railways Anglia, Eastern and North Eastern areas; Railtrack Anglia and Eastern areas; Network Rail Anglia and Eastern areas.
See list for what is in which box.
77
77B
77C
77D
77E
77F
77G
77H
G23
G22
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
Signalling Notices: London & South Western Railway; London Brighton & South Coast Railway; London Chatham & Dover Railway; South Eastern Railway; South Eastern and Chatham & Dover Railways; South Eastern & Chatham Railway; Southern Railway; British Railways, Southern Region; British Railways Business Sectors; Railtrack and Network Rail, Southern lines; Bluebell Railway.
See list for what is in which box.
77A G23 Signalling Notices - SR & BR(S) rolled plans on linen - list for box 77 is annotated to indicate which ones are here as well
77J E1 Southern Region Supplementary Operating Instructions
78 G23 Modern Rule Books
79 C31 S&T installation and maintenance instructions
80 G21 Electrified Lines Working Instructions
81 F26 BR(LM) Supplementary Operating Instructions
82 G22 Signalling Notices Scotland: British Railways, Railtrack, Network Rail. In course of preparation.
90 C29 Parliamentary, Government, Board of Trade, Ministry of Transport and British Standards Institute.
99 F27 Reg's Mystery Box of various operating publications pending sorting further.
No catalogue detail available.
100 F27 IRSE Green Books, almost a complete set.
No catalogue detail available.
101-110
111-120
121-130
131-132
F20
F21
F22
F23
Cullum Collection - SECR lines
Catalogue
133-140
141-149
F23
F24
Cullum Collection - LBSCR lines
Catalogue
150
151-160
161-170
171-180
181-187
F24
F14
F15
F16
F17
Cullum Collection - LSWR lines
Catalogue
188
189-193
F17
F18
Carr Collection - LSWR lines
Catalogue
194 F28 Cullum Collection - Additional Items.
195 F8 Cullum Collection - BR(S) Area Plans.
196
197
F8
B2
Cullum Collection - SR Rules Section correspondence files.
198 F8 Cullum Collection - miscellaneous
199 D39 Cullum Collection - Signal Notices Indexes
200 to 205   Box numbers not in use.
206-207 F9 Wagstaff Bequest - folders
208 F9 Cullum collection - miscellaneous
209 F12 Hillier collection, Southern Region items
210
210A
210B
D9
D12
D9
SR / BR(S) Collections
211 C26 Pryer Collection - SR diagrams etc
212-213 A11
C24
Kadwell Collection, Southern items
214-215 B22
C23
Elms Collection - SR diagrams
216
217
218
C2
C3
**
Cullum collection - miscellaneous
The material in these boxes is available on CD in Research Notes 37 and 38.
219 B43 Talbot Collection - SR diagrams
220 C2 BR(S) microfilmed diagrams
The material in these boxes is available on CD in Research Note 41.
221 F9 Talbot Collection - SR Diagrams
221X F9 Talbot Collection - Non SR Diagrams (stored inside box 221)
222 D29 Southern Region items from Martin Elms, Bluebell Railway and M Pope.
Three Eastern Region Items from Martin Elms.
223 C11 J J Smith Collection, Southern Region Diagrams.
224 D24 LBSCR Signal Box Index Cards.
Not catalogued but copies available in the Wagstaff sereis of books.
225
225A
225B
C/D
F13
C/D
Southern Railway & Southern Region Rolled Diagrams.
226 B29 Chris Woolstenholmes Collection
Southern Region Signalmen's Instructions.
227 C/D S & D J R rolled diagrams.
228 B16 SR & BR(SR) Signalmen's Instructions.
229 D47 Wimbledon Lever Label Registers.
230 F12 Wimbledon Index Books.
231
232
233
F12
F30
F12
David Barnes & Jon Samways Collections. Signal Box Diagrams and other material.
234
235
F6
**
Cullum Collection. Extracts from weekly notices. No catalogue - the entire content is included in Research Note 39.
301-304 A16 Batts Collection - GWR lines
305 A8 Various BR(W) diagrams
306
307-308
A8
C11
Carr Collections - GWR lines transferred to BR(S).
No catalogue detail available.
309 B38 BR(W) Standard Drawings.
No catalogue detail available.
310 D3 GWR London Division Classification of SBs.
No catalogue detail available.
311 ** GWR & BR(W) Signal Dept Mechanical Drawings Index.
No catalogue detail available.
312
313
D14
B38
John Morris Collection - BR(W) Diagrams (paper copies of drawings available from the Drawing Office).
314
315
B5
A15
John Morris Collection - BR(W) Miscellaneous Papers.
316 A18 John Morris Collection - BR(W) Locking Charts.
317   Box number currently not in use.
318 D47 Correspondence Files - Swindon & Frome S&T.
No catalogue detail available.
319 C13 Cardani collection - London area.
320 C13 Cardani collection - Reading/Gloucester areas.
321 C6 Cardani collection - Bristol, Plymouth & Birmingham areas.
322 C6 Cardani collection - South Wales area.
323 C7 Cardani collection - Technical Instructions
324
325
325A
325B
D10
D3
D3
D2
GWR / BR(W) Collections
326 C/D Maiden Collection - WR diagrams
327 B13 Collins Collection - WR diagrams
328 C4 Hallett Collection, Western items
329
330
D17
C17
Alan Horner Collection, Western items
331-331A F19 Alan Jarvis Collection, South Wales items
332-333 D31 South Devon & Cornwall dog charts
334 F28 Westbury area signalling plans
335
335A
336
336A
337
337A
337B
C/D
C/D
F13
C/D
F19
F19
C/D
GWR / BR(W) rolled diagrams
338 A15 Alan Price Collection - GWR and BR-WR items.
339 C/D BR (WR) rolled diagrams
340
341
F1
B7
GWR & BR (WR) rolled diagrams
342 C/D BR (WR) Panel Box diagrams
343
344-346
347
B27
B34
B33
BR(W) Signalbox Diagrams
348 B1 Westbury etc area signalling plans
349 C/D GWR / BR(W) Collections
350 C45 Chris Woolstenholmes Collection - British Railways Western Region items.
351 C45 Dagger Collection - British Railways Western Region diagrams, drawings, and sketches.
352 A8 British Railways Western Region Mechanical Drawings in range MB30-MB5984.
353-355 F19 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Bristol Division.
356-357 F19 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Vale of Neath lines.
358
358A
F19
B15
Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Port Talbot and Rhondda & Swansea Bay Railways.
359-360 F19 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Worcester Division.
361 F19 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
North & West line.
362 F19 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Severn & Wye Lines.
363-364 F19 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Plymouth Division.
365-366 F19 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Exeter Division.
367-369 F25 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
South Wales Main Line.
370 F19 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Gloucester District.
372 F25 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Llynvi & Ogmore section.
374-375
375A-375B
F25
B15
Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Swansea District.
376-377
377A-377B
F25
B16
Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Newport area.
378-379
379A-379B
F25
B38
Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Taff Vale Railway.
380-381
381A-381B
F25
B15
Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Other constituent companies.
382
383
384
C37
D1
bay CD
Great Western Railway and British Railways Western Region Signal Box Diagrams.
501-502 C37 Batts Collection - LMS & Joint lines
503-505 C37 Booth Collection - LMS lines. Also includes
Shrewsbury - Chester; Brymbo & Gatewen Branches; some North Eastern in Whitby & Scarborough areas; Newcastle - Carlisle, Wool, Wareham, Hamworthy; Woodhead line; Greenloaning - Wick; Barnhill - Aberdeen; Kyle line; Annan - Ayr; Girvan - Stranraer; West Highland; Oban line.
506
507
508
C44 John Swift Collection - LNW/LMS S&T Record Sketches
509 B9 Cheshire - South Lancashire area drawings
510 B9 LMS & BR(LM) Technical Papers - S&T Instructions, Guidance Notes, Principles.
No catalogue detail available.
511 F10 BR(LM) Power Box Guides - ex Birmingham S&T
512-514
515-518
F10
F11
BR(LM) S&T Plans - ex Birmingham S&T
519 F11 BR(LM) S&T Plans - GW lines - ex Birmingham S&T
520 D44 Watts Collection - BR(LM) & BR(E)
521 C39 Brenholz Collection - mostly technical but includes extracts from 3-5-5 magazine.
No catalogue detail available.
522
522A
D38
A15
Swift notebooks (one catalogue, content now split over two boxes)
523 C12 Cardani Collection - LMR south
524 C12 Cardani Collection - LMR north
525-526
526A
526B
526C
526D
D11
D11
D12
D10
D6
LMS / BR(LM) Collections
527 C34 Collins Collection - LMR diagrams
528-530
531-533
534-536
537-539
540-542
543-545
546
B10
B11
B3
B4
B24
B31
B25
BR(LM) S&T Plans - ex Birmingham S&T
547 D39 J J Smith Collection - BR (LM) diagrams
548 B22 Mike Norris Collection - BR (LM) diagrams
549
549A
549B
549C
F13
C/D
G
C/D
BR (LM) rolled diagrams
550 C1 BR (LM) diagrams (South Midlands)
551-556
557-562
563-568
569
A12
A13
A20
F27
BR(LM) S&T Correspondence Files.
551-569
570
571
C10
D10
Chris Woolstenholmes Collection. BR (LMR) Items
572 C46 Alan Roberts Collection. Chester & North Wales Area Newsletters. No catalogue required
573 B23 Cumbria Diagrams and supplementary instructions
574 C/D Settle & Carlisle rolled diagrams
575 A9 Crewe & North Wales rolled diagrams
576 A16 BR(LM) S&T Plans - ex Birmingham S&T, also route diagrams
577
578
579
580
581
582
583
584
585
D40
B15
C5
C5
D13
F3
A17
F3
F27
BR(LM) S&T Plans - ex Manchester S&T
586
587
B23
C/D
BR(LM) rolled diagrams
588 A17 Brian Whitehouse Collection: BR(LM) notebooks and diagrams.
589
590
A17
C40
Geoff Goslin Collection, St Pancras to Leicester.
591
592
C/D
F3
Dunbar Collection, Great Central, London North Eastern and London Midland Diagrams, Manchester area and west of Pennines.
593 D16 Graham Warburton Collection, Research Notes.
594
595
596
597
598
599
A1
A1
A2
A2
B30
B30
LMS & BR(M) Signal Sighting Forms.
600 B29 British Railways Midland Region Train Register Books.
601 D1 Ian Thompson Collection. British Railways London Midland Region scheme plans, location plans &c.
602-603 F13 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
Former LMSR lines
604 F01 National Railway Museum Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts.
Midland lines
606 F01 National Railway Museum Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts.
London & North Western lines
608-610
611
612-613
F13
C43
F8
Trevor Moseley Collection of rolled diagrams.
701-706 C30 BR(E) Correspondence re closure of lines.
707 A10 Signalling Plans - LTS lines.
708 B8 Batts Collection - LNE lines.
709-710
711-712
A10
D25
S&T Plans & Signalbox Diagrams - GN & GE lines.
713
714
714A
715
716-717
C10
F5
B6
B5
B40
S&T Plans & Signalbox Diagrams - BR(E).
718 C19 BR(E) Power Box Records.
719
720
720A
D5
D4
D5
LNE / BR(E) Collections.
721 A18 Collins Collection - ER diagrams.
722
723
B30
D18
East Anglia Signalmen's Instructions.
724 C/D GE Lines (London area) diagrams
725-726 B32 Alan Foulner collection - SB diagrams etc
727 B6 Alan Foulner collection - NER track diagrams
728
728A
728B
C/D LNER / BR-ER Rolled Diagrams
729 B27 BR(E) S&T Plans - ex Birmingham S&T
730 F27 John Talbot Collection - BR(E) S&T Plans
731
732
733
734
735
736
B46
C16
A11
A18
B18
D17
Chris Woolstenholmes Collection - BR(E) Box Records, Circuit Diagrams & Scheme Plans
737 ** John Boyes Collection - BR(E) Rolled Plans
738
739
741
E4
B40
B28
BR(E) S&T Plans ex York S&T
740 B14 BR(E) Surplus Capacity Files
742
743
744
D40
D48
D23
East Anglia Signalling Diagrams - Roger Kingstone collection.
745 C/D Doncaster Grammar School Collection: Rolled Diagrams.
746
747
748
F5
D20
D19
Doncaster Grammar School Collection.
749 F26 Colin Kaye Collection: BR(E) photographs and architectural drawings.
750 F01 National Railway Museum Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts.
Great Eastern lines
751
752
F1
F1
National Railway Museum Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts.
Great Central lines
753
754
754A
F1
F7
F7
National Railway Museum Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts.
Great Northern lines
755-756 F01 National Railway Museum Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts.
North Eastern lines, Southern section.
757-758 F01 Reading S & T Collection of Signal Box Diagrams and related charts, ex National Railway Museum.
North Eastern lines, Northern section.
901 B33 HSE level crossing files - LMR
902-903 B33 HSE level crossing files - ER
904 B33 HSE level crossing files - ER, WR, SR, NER
905
906-910
B33
B12
HSE level crossing files - ScR
911 B12 HSE level crossing files - ScR, light railways
912 B12 HSE level crossing files - private railways
913 D4 BR(Sc) / LT / Other Collections
913A D13 BR(Sc) / LT / Other Collections
914
915
E6
A10
Guest Collection - notebooks, all regions
916 C/D Collins Collection - Scottish Region diagrams
917 E3 R A Taaffe Collection. New South Wales & Ireland.
918 E7 Dublin Main Line CTC Papers.
919 C7 Rule Books, Appendices and Weekly / Signalling Notices from Australia.
920 D18 Conference and Meetings Proceedings and technical correspondence.
921 C46 Various Items from Dutch Railways.
922 C/D Kent & East Sussex Railway Diagrams.
923 C/D BR Scottish Region rolled diagrams.
924 B18 London Underground Line Plans..
No catalogue detail available.
925
926
926A
C49
D35
**
Chris Woolstenholmes Collection - Train Register Books
927
928
C38
D1
Darroll Pardoe collection - USA material
929 B35 British Railways Standard Signalling Equipment Diagrams
930 B32 Switzerland
931 E5 Gwili Railway Museum Collection - Train Register Books (not relevant to Gwili area)
932 C9 John Boyes & John Talbot Notebooks
933 B19 Matt Saunders' Photograph Albums - all areas.
No catalogue detail available.
934 to 9xx   Michael Back Collection: Sketches and signalling diagrams of most, if not all, signal boxes in England, Scotland and Wales. Arranged aphabetically, this collection is in course of being moved into archive boxes and catalogued.
1001-1003 A19 Westinghouse catalogues & brochures
1004 A19 MV-GRS, AEI-GRS & GEC-GRS catalogues & brochures
1005 A19 SGE catalogues & brochures
1006 A19 STC catalogues & brochures
1007-1008 ** IRSE documentation
1009-1010
1011
A21 A14 Contractors' publicity material - overseas
1012
1013
A14
A23
Contractors' publicity material, catalogues and technical documents
1014-1015 A21 Westinghouse Catalogues
1016 A17 Contractors Publications
Drawer G9 John Batts Collection. Circuit diagrams.
Drawer G10 John Batts Collection. Westbury panel diagrams.
Drawer G15 BR(LM) Mechanical Drawings
Drawer G28 Graham Warburton Collection. LNWR, LYR, Caledonian signal drawings
Drawer G29 Graham Warburton Collection. LMSR signal drawings
Drawer G30 Graham Warburton Collection. Midland signal drawings
Drawer G31 Graham Warburton Collection. LMSR & consituents signal drawings
Shelf B44 John Talbot Photograph Albums
Shelf D34
D41
D26
D32
Graham Warburton Collection Photograph Albums
    Items below here are still being re-catalogued following the move.
    S&T Drawings for various Cornish Signal Boxes

Document Type Categories

Within the listings documents are coded so as to give an indication of what they will contain. These codes are set out here.

ARCH Architectural drawing.
CIRC Circuit diagram.
DET Detection table - electrical and/or mechanical.
ELEC Electrical control table.
LAYOUT Layout diagram - plan showing track layout (not to scale) without signalling detail.
LEVER Lever locking table - equivalent for an all-electric frame.
MAP Map.
MECH Mechanical locking - tables and/or chart.
MISC Anything not covered in the other categories. Further explanation often included.
NUMB Numbering plan - diagram showing numbers of functions, not to scale.
ROUTE Route locking table.
SBD Signalbox diagram - as displayed in the box, or an office copy of that.
SCALE Scale plan of railway property.
SCHEME Scheme diagram - plan showing (actual or proposed) alterations, typically with new work in red.
SK Sketch diagram - properly drafted diagram, to scale longitudinally, showing track layout and full signalling details.