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Perth Signalling School

Network Rail run a school for signallers at Perth. Two videos have been made in the class room to illustrate how Network Rail goes about the training of new signallers. All signallers must first learn absolute block working as this is the fundamental grounding for all other signalling systems.

In part 2 the trainer explains the working of an entrance-exit (NX) panel and the operation of a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) controlled crossing. The video then moves on to the mysteries of 'approach control'.

These videos are intended for viewing at a maximum screen resolution of 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high. Please be aware that viewing at a larger size may result in a loss of clarity and a 'grainy' appearance.

Part 1: Absolute Block Working

Part 2: Track Circuit Block Working

Copyright © of the FARSAP videos belongs to the Friends of the National Railway Museum.
The material may be freely used except for sale or advertising purposes.

Video Credits

Filmed by: Nick Jones
Historic Photographs: Major Ian Hughes
Filmed in: Part 1: April 2016
Part 2: June 2016
Narrator: Nick Jones
Local Operations Manager: Alison Bodie
Trainers: Part 1: Bruce Langlands.
Part 2: Ian Carroll, Bruce Langlands.
Students: Part 1: Ian Gordon, Kim Hayton, Ryan Kell
and the class of April 2016.
Video Editor: Nick Jones

Can you help?

The project would love to hear from you, especially if you worked or still work in a signal box, and you are willing to provide reminiscences and / or pictures. Please contact the webmaster in the first instance.



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