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Companies


British Railways


Eastern & Midlands

Number Issue Date Description
GO 111 1885 12 Notice to Station Agents, Signalmen, Engine Drivers, Guards, and others in respect of the Train Tablet System.
GO 112 1885 12 Instructions for Working Trains by the Train Tablet System.


GD Great Northern Railway

Number Issue Date Description
  1919 11 01 Special Working Regulations for working of traffic over a line in the wrong direction during repairs or obstruction: When two or more lines in the same direction are left unobstructed.
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GD Great Northern Railway (Ireland)

Number Issue Date Description
SO 79805 1952 01 01 Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines by the Absolute Block System and Single Lines by the Electric Token Block System also General Instructions to Signalmen. Issued as one book but split into four parts for downloading.
Member's Download: Introduction   Absolute Block   Electric Token Block   General Instructions


GW Great Western Railway

Number Issue Date Description
3048 September 1927 Alterations to Standard Rule Book (Yellow Arms & Lights for Distant Signals);
Alterations to the Instructions for Signalling Trains During Fogs and Falling Snow.
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  September 1929 Instructions for Signalling Trains during Fog or Falling Snow and Arrangements in Frosty Weather.
  undated Failure of Instruments or Bells - Block Telegraph Regulation 25. Blank ticket from one signalman to another and carried by the last train passing through the section under the time interval system.
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BR 1 March 1937 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 2 December 1937 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 3 February 1939 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 4 October 1939 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 5 July 1941 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 6 April 1943 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 7 November 1947 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 8 30 September 1948 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 9 1 January 1950 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 10 February 1950 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 11 5 June 1950 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.
BR 12 January 1951 Alterations and Additions to the book of Regulations for Train Signalling.


Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway

Number Issue Date Description
MBR 1013 October 1912 Regulations for Train Signalling by Block Telegraph on Double Lines of Railway; Terminal, Station Yard and Permissive Regulations.
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MBR 1014 November 1912 Regulations for Train Signalling on Single Lines of Railway Worked on the Electric Train Tablet Block System.
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  October 1919 Use of Wrong Line Orders.
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London & North Eastern Railway

Number Issue Date Description
  July 1934 Southern area, western section. Regulations for Train Signalling by the Permissive Block System.
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E 8517 September 1935 Forms of examination of Look-out men, handsignalmen and fogsignalmen. File includes amendements issued in January 1944.
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RR 409 January 1944 Southern area: Arrangements for Signalling During Fog or Falling Snow, Instructions to Enginemen.
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RR 410 January 1944 Southern area: Arrangements for Signalling During Fog or Falling Snow, Instructions to Signalmen, Fog-Signalmen and others concerned.
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  July 1945 Southern area, western section. Regulations for Train Signalling by the Permissive Block System. Reprint of the July 1934 edition.
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  October 1950 Regulations for Train Signalling on Single Lines of Railway by the Electric Token Block System. Reprint of 1 October 1935 edition including amendments.
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BR 30159/2 May 1957 Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines of Railway by the Absolute Block System. Reprint of October 1950 edition including amendments.
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London Midland & Scottish Railway

Number Issue Date Description
E.R.O. 51954 1929 09 Regulations for Automatic Train Signalling on the Up and Down Main lines between Hellifield Goods Station and Gargrave; and between Steeton and Keighley North. Includes undated amendments and signalling alterations in 1960.
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E.R.O. 52015 1934 09 Regulations for Train Signalling on Single Lines by the Train Staff or Train Staff and Ticket Block System; also General Instructions to Signalmen.
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E.R.O. 52019 1934 09 Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines by the Abosulte Block System; and by the Permissive Block System; General Instructions to Signalmen; Modifications and additions affecting the Northern Division.
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E.R.O. 52014/8 1938 10 Alterations to the Train Signalling Regulations pamphlets.
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E.R.O. 20443 1938 10 Instructions for Signalling During Fog or Falling Snow.
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E.R.O. 52014/14 1942 03 Alterations to the Train Signalling Regulations pamphlets.
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E.R.O. 51948/3 1947 01 Train Signalling Regulations for the guidance of Enginemen, Guards and others concerned.
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E.R.O. 52014 1947 01 Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines by the Absolute Block System; by the Permissive System; also additional general instructions to signalmen.
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E.R.O. 52070 1947 01 Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines by the Absolute Block System where Intermediate Block Signals are provided controlled from the signal box in the rear; also additional general instructions to signalmen.
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E.R.O. 52014/1 1949 10 Amendment 1 to Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines by the Absolute Block System; by the Permissive System; also additional general instructions to signalmen.
E.R.O. 52014/2 1950 06 Amendment 2 to Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines by the Absolute Block System; by the Permissive System; also additional general instructions to signalmen.


London Transport

Issue Date Description
April 1947 Section 4 of Appendix: General Signalling Regulations and Regulations for Working Single Lines.
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MG Midland & Great Northern

Number Issue Date Description
GO 323 1912 02 Regulations for Train Signalling by Block Telegraph on Double Lines of Railway (Three Wire Block System).
GO 324 1912 02 Regulations for Train Signalling on Single Lines of Railway worked on the Electric Train Tablet Block System.
ERO 61079 1936 03 Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines of Railway by the Absolute Block System.

SR Southern Railway

Number Issue Date Description
  September 1926 Alterations and Additions to The Block Telegraph Regulations (Western Section): The Introduction of Three-Position Block Instruments (Proof copy).
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  June 1927 Alterations and Additions to The Block Telegraph Regulations Applicable to the Down and Up Lines between Exeter (Queen Street) 'A' and 'B' Signal Boxes : Introduction of Three-Position Block Instruments (Proof copy).
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  April 1932 Train Signalling Regulations on the Sections of Line between Coulsdon North No.2 and Brighton; Preston Park and Hove East; Brighton and Hove East.
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134 8 October 1934 Instructions to be observed during Fog or Falling Snow and during severe snowstorms.
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WX984 31 March 1935 Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines where Block Apparatus Not Provided.
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  31 March 1935 Instructions for information of Drivers, Firemen and Guards.
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  7 October 1935 Supplement 1 to Instructions to be observed during Fog or Falling Snow and during severe snowstorms.
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WX985 24 February 1936 Supplement to Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines where Block Apparatus Not Provided dated 31 March 1935 to operated from a date to be advised. Inked endorsement on front page "24-2-36" which has been crossed through; all pages endorsed in ink "Cancelled"; presumably not implemented.
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  4 March 1936 Supplement to Instructions for information of Drivers, Firemen and Guards.
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  26 October 1936 Supplement 2 to Instructions to be observed during Fog or Falling Snow and during severe snowstorms.
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  1 November 1937 Instructions to be observed during Fog or Falling Snow and during severe snowstorms.
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  1 September 1942 Instructions for information of Drivers, Firemen and Guards.
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  January 1945 Standard Regulations for Train Signalling on Double and Single Lines including Description of Signalling Instruments, etc. Reprint of February 1930 edition.
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  1 November 1945 Instructions to be observed during Fog or Falling Snow and during severe snowstorms.
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  October 1948 Supplement 2 to Instructions to be observed during Fog or Falling Snow and during severe snowstorms.
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  March 1949 Supplement to Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines where Block Apparatus Not Provided dated 31 March 1935. (May be incomplete)
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  March 1949 Supplement to Instructions for information of Drivers, Firemen and Guards.
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  1 May 1952 Supplement to Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines where Block Apparatus Not Provided dated 31 March 1935.
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  1 July 1952 Supplement 10 to Regulations for Train Signalling on Double and Single Lines dated 31 March 1935; also supplement 1 to the 1945 reprinted edition.
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  27 October 1952 Supplement to Instructions for information of Drivers, Firemen and Guards.
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ST Southwold Railway

Number Issue Date Description
  September 1908 Train Staff Regulations.


British Railways All Lines

Number Issue Date Description
  March 1949 Southern Region Form: Regulation 25A Institution of Block Working in connection with General Failure of Track Circuits in an extensive area.
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  1 November 1949 Southern Region Instructions to be observed during Fog or Falling Snow and during severe snowstorms.
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BR 87216   Railway Executive: Single Line Working During Repairs or Obstruction Form.
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  November 1950 Southern Region Form: Failure of Signalling Apparatus Etc.
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  17 September 1951 Supplement 1 to Southern Region Instructions to be observed during Fog or Falling Snow and during severe snowstorms.
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  6 February 1953 Supplement 2 to Southern Region Instructions to be observed during Fog or Falling Snow and during severe snowstorms.
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BR29632-1 June 1954 Scottish Region: Instructions respecting Signalling During Fog or Falling Snow.
BR 29861 February 1959 Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines where Block Apparatus Not Provided from 31 March 1935, reprinted issue. No indication whether or not earlier supplements are incorporated.
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BR 359/5 August 1960 Southern Region booklet explaining the differences between the Southern Railway Block Regulations and the new British Railways standard ones.
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BR 361/5 August 1960 Western Region booklet explaining the differences between the Great Western Railway Block Regulations and the new British Railways standard ones.
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BR 29879/1   Block Restoration Ticket.
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BR 29810 1 October 1960 Western Region: Instructions for Signalling trains During Fog or Falling Snow and arrangements in Periods of Frost.
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BR 29960 1 October 1960 Regulations for Train Signalling and Signalmen's General Instructions applicable to Eastern, London Midland, North Eastern, Scottish and Southern Regions.
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BR 29960/1 1 October 1960 Regulations for Train Signalling and Signalmen's General Instructions. As BR 29960 with addition of Southern Region supplement.
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BR 29960/2 1 October 1960 Regulations for Train Signalling and Signalmen's General Instructions applicable to Western Region.
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BR 29960/? 18 June 1962 Supplement No.1 to the Regulations for Train Signalling Booklets BR 29960 and BR 29960/1.
May be incomplete.
BR 29960/7 November 1962 Additions and Alterations to the Regulations for Train Signalling Booklet BR 29960/2.
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BR 29960/8 2 May 1964 Supplement No.2 to the Regulations for Train Signalling Booklets BR 29960 and BR 29960/1.
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BR 29960/10 2 May 1964 Supplement No.3 to the Regulations for Train Signalling and Signalmen's General Instructions: Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines by the Track Circuit Block System.
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BR 29960/11 2 May 1964 Supplement No.3 to the Regulations for Train Signalling and Signalmen's General Instructions: Regulations for Train Signalling on Double Lines by the Track Circuit Block System. As BR 29960/10 with addition of Southern Region supplement.
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BR 29960/15 March 1968 Supplement No.4 to the Regulations for Train Signalling Booklet BR 29960; also
Supplement No.6 to the Regulations for Train Signalling Booklet BR 29960/2.
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BR 29960/18 6 May 1969 Supplement No.5 to the Regulations for Train Signalling Booklets BR 29960 and BR 29960/1.
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BR 29960/20 6 May 1971 Supplement No.8 to the Regulations for Train Signalling Booklet BR 29960/2.
Regulations for Train Signalling on Single Lines Worked by Acceptance Levers.
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BR 29960 October 1972 Regulations for Train Signalling and Signalmen's General Instructions.
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BR 29960/22 May 1975 Supplement No.1 to the Regulations for Train Signalling and Signalmen's General Instructions
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British Railways Eastern Region

Number Issue Date Description
BR 29659 October 1972 Regulations for Tokenless Block Signalling on Single Lines Worked by Direction Levers (Switches).

British Railways Western Region

Number Issue Date Description
  Special Local Bell Codes used in some South Wales Signal Boxes. List compiled by Alan Jarvis from box special instructions during visits 1957 - 1959.