The Signalling Record Society
RailRef Line Codes NU
Signal Fact 35
Reliability of semaphore signals became more assured by the 1892 requirement that they 'fail safe'.
This meant they were counter balanced to return to the stop or danger position in the event of any failure.
North Union Joint Railway (LYR, LNWR)
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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.|
Only the lines that remained joint after 1889 are included here.
|Euxton Junction - Preston Station
datum Newton-le-Willows Junction
16m22c Euxton Junction LY110 NW550First edition OS 1:10,560 maps show mileposts incrementing southward with a datum of Preston. The 1894 edition shows mile posts from Newton-le-Willows - the present day mileages.
|Farington Old Curve||LHL|
|Strand Road Branch
21m39c Preston South Junction NU001PSR1 Preston South Junction - Preston 1A Junction
PSR2 Preston 1A Junction - Preston Docks
1937 Appendix regards the branch as commencing at Preston No.1A
|Preston Station - Dock Street Junction||CGJ6|