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Signal Fact 30
The Norwich & Yarmouth Railway introduced block telegraph working in 1848 using Cooke & Wheatstone 1830s style instruments.
The instruments were used for general messages as well as authorising train movements.
Midland & South Western Junction 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 -
|The Line Code used in RailRef system.
|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!
|The section reference used in the relevant Signal Box Register published by the Society.
|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.
This was the second company of this name.
|Rushey Platt - Marlborough
32m60c Rushey Platt Junction GW110(1) Marlborough Low Level from 1924
RUS: Rushey Platt Junction GWR - Rushey Platt Junction
AND: Rushey Platt Junction - 19m20c
1887 OS map shows a 7mp from Swindon by Chiseldon Camp Halt, incrementing in down direction.
|Chiseldon Camp Branch
Chiseldon North Junction MW001
|Chiseldon Camp Curve
|Marlborough Low Level - Marlborough South
|Grafton - Red Post Junction
12m00c MW020AND: 12m00c - Ludgershall Junction
LUD2: Ludgershall Junction - Red Post Junction Continued to Andover Junction parallel to SW120.
|Tidworth - Ludgersall
datum Red Post Junction
|Marlborough - Grafton
19m20c mile post MW001(1) Savernake High Level from 1924
(2) Grafton South Junction from 1933
(3) Grafton Curve Junction from ??
Cobb shows a 1933 connection to GW183 at about 16m40c - this is wrong, there were two parallel lines from this point to Marlborough Low Level Junction as shown by Tony Cooke.
|Cirencester - Rushey Platt
|Electricity Works Branch
Moredon North Junction
|Andoversford - Cirencester
59m43c Andoversford Junction GW376(1) Dowdeswell until 1892
(2) Cirencester Watermoor from 1924