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Signal Fact 48

In 1916 the Great Central Railway installed a group of eight three position upper quadrant semaphores at Keadby.

Motor operated, they returned to danger automatically as trains passed.

London Electric Railway

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In the list below the information is set out in tabular form, spread over four columns. The column entries are -

RailRef The Line Code used in RailRef system.
Line Detail The principal locations included within the Line Code. They are arranged in 'down' direction order. Locations shown are primarily stations and junctions to allow easy cross check against published atlases. Signal box names appear in italics where these are 'intermediate' to stations or have been shown to facilitate links from other pages on this web site. The inclusion of a station or junction name does not imply that there was always a signal box of that same name!
SBR The section reference used in the relevant Signal Box Register published by the Society.
ELR The corresponding Engineer's Line Reference(s). This will be blank for railways that never came within British Railways terms of reference. It will also be blank where British Railways had no surviving responsibility for infrastructure at the time the ELR system came into use.

These lines comprise the Underground Electric Railways of London lines (UE). Formed in 1902, UE acquired ownership of the various deep level tube lines in London between then and 1915. In the central London area the lines ran generally in paired single line tunnels, one for each direction. For the purposes of this listing both tunnels are treated as 'one' tunnel.

The entire London Underground network was changed to kilometric measurement with a datum of Ongar. Ongar was closed soon after!

RailRef Line Detail SBR ELR
LE001 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (Bakerloo)
Elephant & Castle
Lambeth (North) (1)
London Road Depot Junction LE002
Charing Cross (2)
Trafalgar Square
Piccadilly Circus
Oxford Circus
Regent's Park
Baker Street LE003 LE040
Great Central
Edgware Road
Warwick Avenue
Maida Vale
Kilburn Park
Queens Park NW LE004
(1) Kennington Road until 1906, then Westminster Bridge Road until 1917; Lambeth North from 1927
(2) Charing Cross for Trafalgar Square from 1977

QLT1: Southbound Bakerloo at Queens Park 3m69c - 3m71c
QLT2: Northbound Bakerloo at Queens Park 3m67c - 3m70c
LE002 London Road Depot Branch and Lines
London Road Depot
London Road Depot Junction LE001
LE003 Stanmore Branch Connector
Baker Street LE001 LE040
St John's Wood (1)
Swiss Cottage
Finchley Road MT030
(1) Lord's from 1939
LE004 Queens Park Depot Lines
LE010 Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (Northern)
Kennington LE011 LE014
Strand (3)
Leicester Square
Tottenham Court Road
Goodge Street (1)
Warren Street (2)
Mornington Crescent
Camden Town LE012 LE014
Chalk Farm
Belsize Park
Golders Green
Brent (4)
Hendon Central
Burnt Oak (Watling)
Brockley Hill *
Elstree South *
Bushey Heath *
(1) Tottenham Court Road until 1908
(2) Euston Road until 1908
(3) Charing Cross until 1914, then Charing Cross (Strand) until 1915; Charing Cross from 1979
(4) Brent Cross from 1976

* Edgware - Bushey Heath partially constructed, work stopped by WWII and never resumed.
LE010e Embankment Loop    
LE011 Kennington Loop
Kennington LE010
Kennington LE010
For turning trains off Charing Cross Branch back to the Charing Cross Branch.
LE012 Highgate Branch
Camden Town LE010 LE014
South Kentish Town
Kentish Town
Tufnell Park
Highgate (1)
East Finchley GN020
(1) Archway (Highgate) from 1939, then Highbury (Archway) from 1941, then Archway from 1947
LE013 Highgate Depot Lines
LE014 City & South London Railway (Northern)
Camden Town LE010 LE012
Loop Line Junction (NB line) LE021f
Kings Cross for St Pancras (2)
City Road
Old Street
Moorgate Street
London Bridge LE015
Elephant & Castle
Kennington LE010 LE011
The Oval
Clapham Road (1)
Clapham Common
Clapham South
Trinity Road (Tooting Bec) (3)
Tooting Broadway
Colliers Wood
South Wimbledon (Merton)
(1) Clapham North from 1926
(2) Kings Cross St Pancras from 1933
(3) Tooting Bec from 1950

Article: Railway Magazine 1951 February.
LE015 King William Street Spur
King William Street
London Bridge LE014
LE016 Morden Depot Lines
LE017 Battersea Extension
Nine Elms
LE020 Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway (Piccadilly)
Enfield West (Oakfield)
Arnos Grove
Bounds Green
Wood Green
Turnpike Lane
Manor House
Finsbury Park
Gillespie Road (1)
Holloway Road
Caledonian Road
York Road
Kings Cross for St Pancras (2)
Loop Line Junction (EB only) LE021f
Russell Square
Holborn (3) LE022
Covent Garden
Leicester Square
Piccadilly Circus
Dover Street
Down Street
Hyde Park Corner
Brompton Road
South Kensington
Earl's Court
Barons Court
(1) Arsenal (Highbury Hill) from 1932
(2) Kings Cross St Pancras from 1933
(3) Holborn (Kingsway) from 1933
LE021 Cockfosters Depot Lines
LE021f Kings Cross Loop
Piccadilly Line end LE020
Northern Line end LE014
LE022 Aldwych Branch
Holborn LE020
Aldwych (1)
(1) Strand until 1915
LE023 Heathrow Central Branch
Hounslow Junction MD
Hatton Cross
Heathrow Terminal 4
Heathrow Central (1)
Hatton Cross
(1) Heathrow Central Terminals 1,2,3 from 1986, Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 from 1986
LE030 Victoria Line
Green Park
Oxford Circus
Warren Street
Kings Cross St Pancras
Highbury & Islington
Finsbury Park
Seven Sisters
Tottenham Hale
Blackstone Road
Walthamstow Central
LE031 Northumberland Park Branch and Depot Lines
LE040 Jubilee Line
West Ham
Canning Town
North Greenwich
Canary Wharf
Canada Water
London Bridge
Green Park LE041
Bond Street
Baker Street LE001 LE003
LE041 Charing Cross Branch
Charing Cross
Green Park LE040
LE050 Central London Railway (Central)
Leyton Junction GE191
Mile End
Bethnal Green
Liverpool Street
Post Office (3)
Chancery Lane (2)
British Museum
Tottenham Court Road (1)
Oxford Circus
Bond Street
Marble Arch
Lancaster Gate
Queen's Road (4)
Notting Hill Gate
Holland Park
Shepherd's Bush
Wood Lane
boundary with GWR GW062
(1) Oxford Street until 1908
(2) Chancery Lane (Grays Inn) from 1935
(3) St Paul's from 1937
(4) Queensway from 1946
LE051 Newbury Park - Leytonstone
Newbury Park Junction GE192
Gants Hill
Leytonstone GE191


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