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Signalling Record Society

Index To The Archives

The indexes to the Archives are in process of being made available on this web site. The files are in Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) format and their availability can be determined from the entries in the Listing column below. If the entry is coloured then it is a link to the detail index, click on the link to view. No colouring - not yet available in PDF format on the web site!

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!

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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 Listing
41-43 F26 Accident reports 41-43
44 A14 Accident reports 1960-90 44
51 51B G1 Appendices: LMSR, Chester & Birkenhead, Severn & Wye, Shrewsbury & Hereford 51
52 G1 Appendices: BR, London Midland Region, 1960-1968 52
53 G2 Appendices: BR, London Midland Region, 1969-1985 53
54
54A 54B
G4
G2
Appendices, Loose Leaf, 1986 et seq. 54-54B
54C C34 Appendices, Loose Leaf, 1986 et seq. 54C
55 G5 Appendices: BR General 55
55A G5 Appendices: LMSR, GWR, BR London Midland & Western Region men working over other lines 55A
55B G5 Appendices: LNER, SR, BR Eastern, North Eastern & Southern Region men working over other lines 55B
56 G6 Appendices: LBSCR, LSWR, SECR, Southern, BR Southern Region 56
56A G6 Appendices: BR Scottish Region 56A
56B G6 Appendices: Somerset & Dorset 56
57 G6 Appendices: BR Western Region Before 1960 57
58 G3 Appendices: BR Western Region 1960-1968 58
58A G3 Appendices: BR Western Region 1969-1982 58A
59 G3 Appendices: LNER, BR Eastern Region, M&GN 59
60 G3 Appendices: BR Eastern & Anglia Regions 60
61 G7 Appendices: LNER, BR Eastern & North Eastern Regions 61
62 G7 Appendices: BR loose-leaf plus various books of instructions 62
63 G7 Block Regulations 63
64 G4 Miscellaneous Instruction Books including Rule Books 64
65-70   Box numbers currently not in use.  
71 G18 Betts files - quite a variety 71
72 G18 Miscellaneous Instructions ex Porchester Road 72
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.
73
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. 74
75 G21 LT Signalling Notices including some complete traffic circulars containing signalling changes. Also Metropolitan Railway. 75
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.
76
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.
77
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 77A
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 81
82 G22 Signalling Notices Scotland: British Railways, Railtrack, Network Rail. In course of preparation. 82
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.  
100 F27 IRSE Green Books, almost a complete set. (none)
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
194
F17
F18
F8
Carr Collection - LSWR lines Catalogue
195 F8 Cullum Collection - BR(S) Area Plans. 195
196
197
F8
B2
Cullum Collection - SR Rules Section correspondence files. 196
197
198 F8 Cullum Collection - miscellaneous 198
199 D39 Cullum Collection - Signal Notices Indexes 199
200 to 205   Box numbers not in use.  
206-207 F9 Wagstaff Bequest - folders 206 207
208 F9 Cullum collection - miscellaneous 208
209 F12 Hillier collection, Southern Region items 209
210
210A
210B
D9
D12
D9
SR / BR(S) Collections 210
210A
210B
211 C26 Pryer Collection - SR diagrams etc 211
212-213 A11
C24
Kadwell Collection, Southern items 212-213
214-215 B22
C23
Elms Collection - SR diagrams 214-215
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 219
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 221
221X F9 Talbot Collection - Non SR Diagrams (stored inside box 221) 221X
222 D29 Southern Region items from Martin Elms, Bluebell Railway and M Pope.
Three Eastern Region Items from Martin Elms.
222
223 C11 J J Smith Collection, Southern Region Diagrams. 223
224 D24 LBSCR Signal Box Index Cards. none
required
225
225A
225B
C/D
F13
C/D
Southern Railway & Southern Region Rolled Diagrams. 225 225A 225B
226 B29 Chris Woolstenholmes Collection
Southern Region Signalmen's Instructions.
226
227 C/D S & D J R rolled diagrams. 227
228 B16 SR & BR(SR) Signalmen's Instructions. 228
229 D47 Wimbledon Lever Label Registers. 229
230 F12 Wimbledon Index Books. 230
231
232
233
F12
F30
F12
David Barnes & Jon Samways Collections. Signal Box Diagrams and other material. 231 232 233
234
235
F6
**
Cullum Collection. Extracts from weekly notices. No catalogue - the entire content is included in Research Note 39. none required
301-304 A16 Batts Collection - GWR lines 301 302 303 304
305 A8 Various BR(W) diagrams 305
306
307-308
A8
C11
Carr Collections - GWR lines transferred to BR(S) Yes
309 B38 BR(W) Standard Drawings  
310 D3 GWR London Division Classification of SBs  
311 ** GWR & BR(W) Signal Dept Mechanical Drawings Index  
312
313
D14
B38
John Morris Collection - BR(W) Diagrams (paper copies of drawings available from the Drawing Office). 312 313
314
315
B5
A15
John Morris Collection - BR(W) Miscellaneous Papers.  
316 A18 John Morris Collection - BR(W) Locking Charts. 316
317   Box number currently not in use.  
318 D47 Correspondence Files - Swindon & Frome S&T.  
319 C13 Cardani collection - London area. 319
320 C13 Cardani collection - Reading/Gloucester areas. 320
321 C6 Cardani collection - Bristol, Plymouth & Birmingham areas. 321
322 C6 Cardani collection - South Wales area. 322
323 C7 Cardani collection - Technical Instructions 323
324
325
325A
325B
D10
D3
D3
D2
GWR / BR(W) Collections 324 325 325A 325B
326 C/D Maiden Collection - WR diagrams 326
327 B13 Collins Collection - WR diagrams 327
328 C4 Hallett Collection, Western items 328
329
330
D17
C17
Alan Horner Collection, Western items 329-330
331-331A F19 Alan Jarvis Collection, South Wales items 331
332-333 D31 South Devon & Cornwall dog charts 332 333
334 F28 Westbury area signalling plans 334
335
336
336A
337
337A
337B
C/D
F13
C/D
F19
F19
C/D
GWR / BR(W) rolled diagrams 335
336
336A
337
338 A15 Alan Price Collection - GWR and BR-WR items. 338
339 C/D BR (WR) rolled diagrams 339
340
341
F1
B7
GWR & BR (WR) rolled diagrams 340
341
342 C/D BR (WR) Panel Box diagrams 342
343
344-346
347
B27
B34
B33
BR(W) Signalbox Diagrams 343 344 345
346 347
348 B1 Westbury etc area signalling plans 348
349 C/D GWR / BR(W) Collections 349
350 C45 Chris Woolstenholmes Collection - British Railways Western Region items. 350
351 C45 Dagger Collection - British Railways Western Region diagrams, drawings, and sketches. 351
501-502 C37 Batts Collection - LMS & Joint lines 501-502
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.
503-505
506
507
508
C44 John Swift Collection - LNW/LMS S&T Record Sketches 506-508
509 B9 Cheshire - South Lancashire area drawings 509
510 B9 LMS & BR(LM) Technical Papers - S&T Instructions, Guidance Notes, Principles  
511 F10 BR(LM) Power Box Guides - ex Birmingham S&T 511
512-514
515-518
F10
F11
BR(LM) S&T Plans - ex Birmingham S&T 512 513 514
515 516 517
518
519 F11 BR(LM) S&T Plans - GW lines - ex Birmingham S&T 519
520 D44 Watts Collection - BR(LM) & BR(E) 520
521 C39 Brenholz Collection - mostly technical but includes extracts from 3-5-5 magazine  
522
522A
D38
A15
Swift notebooks (one catalogue, content now split over two boxes) 522
523 C12 Cardani Collection - LMR south 523
524 C12 Cardani Collection - LMR north 524
525-526
526A
526B
526C
526D
D11
D11
D12
D10
D6
LMS / BR(LM) Collections 525 526
526A
526B
526C 526D
527 C34 Collins Collection - LMR diagrams 527
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 528 529 530
531 532 533
534 535 536
537 538 539
540 541 542
543 544 545
546
547 D39 J J Smith Collection - BR (LM) diagrams 547
548 B22 Mike Norris Collection - BR (LM) diagrams 548
549
549A
549B
549C
F13
C/D
G
C/D
BR (LM) rolled diagrams 549
549A
549B
549C
550 C1 BR (LM) diagrams (South Midlands) 550
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 570
571
572 C46 Alan Roberts Collection. Chester & North Wales Area Newsletters none required
573 B23 Cumbria Diagrams and supplementary instructions 573
574 C/D Settle & Carlisle rolled diagrams 574
575 A9 Crewe & North Wales rolled diagrams 575
576 A16 BR(LM) S&T Plans - ex Birmingham S&T, also route diagrams 576
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 577
578
579
580
581
582
583
584
585
586
587
B23
C/D
BR(LM) rolled diagrams 586
587
588 A17 Brian Whitehouse Collection: BR(LM) notebooks and diagrams. 588
589
590
A17
C40
Geoff Goslin Collection, St Pancras to Leicester. 589-590
591
592
C/D
F3
Dunbar Collection, Great Central, London North Eastern and London Midland Diagrams, Manchester area and west of Pennines. 591
592
593 D16 Graham Warburton Collection, Research Notes. 593
594
595
596
597
598
599
A1
A1
A2
A2
B30
B30
LMS & BR(M) Signal Sighting Forms. 594-595
596-597
598-599
701-706 C30 BR(E) Correspondence re closure of lines 701-706
707 A10 Signalling Plans - LTS lines 707
708 B8 Batts Collection - LNE lines 708
709-710
711-712
A10
D25
S&T Plans & Signalbox Diagrams - GN & GE lines 709 710 711 712
713
714
714A
715
716-717
C10
F5
B6
B5
B40
S&T Plans & Signalbox Diagrams - BR(E) 713 714 714A 715
716 717
718 C19 BR(E) Power Box Records 718
719
720
720A
D5
D4
D5
LNE / BR(E) Collections 719 720 720A
721 A18 Collins Collection - ER diagrams 721
722
723
B30
D18
East Anglia Signalmen's Instructions 722-723
724 C/D GE Lines (London area) diagrams 724
725-726 B32 Alan Foulner collection - SB diagrams etc 725 726
727 B6 Alan Foulner collection - NER track diagrams 727
728
728A
728B
C/D LNER / BR-ER Rolled Diagrams 728 728A-B
729 B27 BR(E) S&T Plans - ex Birmingham S&T 729
730 F27 John Talbot Collection - BR(E) S&T Plans 730
731
732
733
734
735
736
B46
C16
A11
A18
B18
D17
Chris Woolstenholmes Collection - BR(E) Box Records, Circuit Diagrams & Scheme Plans 731
732
733
734
735
736
737 ** John Boyes Collection - BR(E) Rolled Plans 737
738
739
741
E4
B40
B28
BR(E) S&T Plans ex York S&T 738 739 741
740 B14 BR(E) Surplus Capacity Files 740
742
743
744
D40
D48
D23
East Anglia Signalling Diagrams - Roger Kingstone collection. 742 743 744
745 C/D Doncaster Grammar School Collection: Rolled Diagrams. 745
746
747
748
F5
D20
D19
Doncaster Grammar School Collection. 746 747-748
749 F26 Colin Kaye Collection: BR(E) photographs and architectural drawings. 745
901 B33 HSE level crossing files - LMR 901-912
902-903 B33 HSE level crossing files - ER 901-912
904 B33 HSE level crossing files - ER, WR, SR, NER 901-912
905
906-910
B33
B12
HSE level crossing files - ScR 901-912
911 B12 HSE level crossing files - ScR, light railways 901-912
912 B12 HSE level crossing files - private railways 901-912
913 D4 BR(Sc) / LT / Other Collections 913
913A D13 BR(Sc) / LT / Other Collections 913A
914
915
E6
A10
Guest Collection - notebooks, all regions 914-915
916 C/D Collins Collection - Scottish Region diagrams 916
917 E3 R A Taaffe Collection. New South Wales & Ireland. 917
918 E7 Dublin Main Line CTC Papers. 918
919 C7 Rule Books, Appendices and Weekly / Signalling Notices from Australia. 919
920 D18 Conference and Meetings Proceedings and technical correspondence. 920
921 C46 Various Items from Dutch Railways. 921
922 C/D Kent & East Sussex Railway Diagrams. 922
923 C/D BR Scottish Region rolled diagrams. 923
924 B18 London Underground Line Plans.  
925
926
926A
C49
D35
**
Chris Woolstenholmes Collection - Train Register Books 925 926 926A
927
928
C38
D1
Darroll Pardoe collection - USA material 927 928
929 B35 British Railways Standard Signalling Equipment Diagrams 929
930 B32 Switzerland 930
931 E5 Gwili Railway Museum Collection - Train Register Books (not relevant to Gwili area) 931
932 C9 John Boyes & John Talbot Notebooks 932
933 B19 Matt Saunders' Photograph Albums - all areas.  
1001-1003 A19 Westinghouse catalogues & brochures 1001 1002 1003
1004 A19 MV-GRS, AEI-GRS & GEC-GRS catalogues & brochures 1004
1005 A19 SGE catalogues & brochures 1005
1006 A19 STC catalogues & brochures 1006
1007-1008 ** IRSE documentation 1007 1008
1009-1010
1011
A21 A14 Contractors' publicity material - overseas 1009 1010 1011
1012
1013
A14
A23
Contractors' publicity material, catalogues and technical documents 1012 1013
1014-1015 A21 Westinghouse Catalogues 1014 1015
1016 A17 Contractors Publications 1016
1201   Digital Archive Items on CD or DVD. Please note that there are no computing facilities at the archive. To look at any of the disks you will need to take a suitable portable computer with you. 1201
Drawer G9 John Batts Collection. Circuit diagrams. DrawerG9
Drawer G10 John Batts Collection. Westbury panel diagrams. DrawerG10
Drawer G15 BR(LM) Mechanical Drawings DrawerG15
Drawer G28 Graham Warburton Collection. LNWR, LYR, Caledonian signal drawings DrawerG28
Drawer G29 Graham Warburton Collection. LMSR signal drawings DrawerG29
Drawer G30 Graham Warburton Collection. Midland signal drawings DrawerG30
Drawer G31 Graham Warburton Collection. LMSR & consituents signal drawings DrawerG31
Shelf B44 John Talbot Photograph Albums Shelf B44
Shelf D34
D41
D26
D32
Graham Warburton Collection Photograph Albums Shelf D32
Shelf D34
    Items below bere are still being re-catalogued following the move.  
    S&T Drawings for various Cornish Signal Boxes Shelf S81

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.