Signalling Record Society
Books in this section are authored by SRS Members and are the result of their lengthy and painstaking researches.
Items listed on this page should be ordered from the Bookstall Manager, details below.
Samuel Telford Dutton - Railway Signal Engineer of Worcester by Edward Dorricott
Edward's opus magnum on the subject of Samuel Telford Dutton is published by the Society in May 2016 and promises to be the definitive work on the man and his products. The book is a mine of well illustrated information. More...
Mechanical Signalling in Plymouth by Larry Crosier
This A4 soft cover book, totalling 196 pages, covers the Plymouth area from Saltash to Marsh Mills and Plympton on the Great Western Railway, and from Tamerton Foliot to Plymouth Friary on the London & South Western Railway including the various local branches. There are diagrams and detailed descriptions of each box in the area, many of which Larry worked, as well as his own reminiscences, and details of how each box was worked. There is also a wealth of information such as Special Instructions, Special Bell Codes, and some proposed signalling schemes.
The Swift Series
The diagrams published in these volumes were assembled by John Swift during his work over many years across the Midland Division and later the whole of the London Midland Region. They were originally prepared as an aide-memoire for use in discussions of local operating problems, and are based on personal observations and the official drawings prepared for operating purposes, rather than on the more usual signalling sources. More...
The John Wagstaff Collection
These comprise four volumes entitled "London Brighton & South Coast Railway: Signal Boxes in 1920-1922". Some later additions have been added to correct or amplify the earlier sources. A further volume similarly covers the Isle of Wight prepared from information collected by the author over a period of more than thirty years; these signal box diagrams include locking tables. More...
Signal Box Diagrams of the Great Western and Southern Railways
George Pryer's 27 volume series of diagrams will be republished by the Society. They cover the Great Western Railway from Penzance to Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and the Southern Railway from Padstow to Christ's Hospital and Windsor. Also included is the LMSR in Bristol. More...
Signalboxes on Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Lines
North East Lancashire by Chris Littleworth
This book covers in 170 pages the history of signal boxes at some 190 locations on the former L&YR lines between Preston, Chorley and Bolton on the one hand, and Todmorden, Colne and Hellifield on the other. The result of several years' research, the book comprises brief histories of each box, plus appendices dealing with the box and frame designs used by the L&Y and its successors, the internal equipment of the boxes, and traffic patterns on the lines concerned. Over 160 diagrams and some 44 photographs are also included, illustrating the various types of box in the area.
Out of Print
Signalling Atlas and Signal Box Directory, Great Britain and Ireland
The Third Edition of the Signalling Atlas and Signal Box Directory has been published by the Society. It is a 'perfect bound' paperback comprising 108 pages including coloured maps. The information is up to date as at 1 January 2010.
Members and others have pointed out a number of corrections to the 2010 edition of Signalling Atlas, and these may be downloaded here in Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) format. If you haven't already obtained it, the Acrobat® Reader program can be downloaded from here.
Signal Box Registers
The registers list every known signal box within the area covered by the volume. An update service is available to members. More details here.
Purchasing Bookstall Items
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Orders for books and other items listed on this page, NOT Other Publications, should be sent by post, with payment by sterling cheque payable to “Signalling Record Society” and drawn on a UK bank, to:
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Except at times of absence due to holidays or business, orders will normally be despatched within seven days.
Discounts for members
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Ordering More Than One Book
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Other ways to buy
A selection of SRS books will normally be available at any SRS meeting, and at the annual Warley show at the NEC. In addition, some of the better railway bookshops stock SRS books, notably Bill Hudson, Ian Allan Bookshop (Birmingham and London), Midland Counties Publications and Robert Humm; if the one you use does not, please ask them to contact us.