Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Signal Box Posts (Index)

Introduction

The use of 'Labels to select a blog topic' allows particular groups of posts in the blog to be located. But, as the blog has expanded, labels like 'railways' or 'railway signalling' produce a large number of posts to be sifted. Alternately, you can look for a specific topic using the Blogger search box and entering a word or phrase that might be included in the post, for instance 'all electric system'.

To try to make specific information easier to find, I've started to produce Index information. They're really 'Link Lists' but I've incorrectly called them an 'Index' in a few places and that will probably stick, sorry.

There's a separate Index here covering Railway Signalling in Britain in a non-localised manner.

The sections below cover geographical areas where I've written about signal boxes. The post Visiting Signalboxes, first published in 2008, described how I became unofficially involved with mechanical signal boxes in the West Midlands. Interest from a group of friends prompted me to locate what remained of my early notes and attempt to turn them into intelligible (if rather specialised) reports. In each section, Posts are listed in reverse date of original posting order, as they appear in the blog.

Stour Valley Signal Boxes

Wolverhampton High Level Station in Steam Days 11-Nov-2015
Catchem's Corner Signal Box 19-Sep-2013
Albion 18-May-2012
The 'Breakdown' at Bloomfield 8-May-2012
Railway Signalling: Tipton (Part 2) 10-Jan-2012
Tipton Station Shunting Frame 8-Jan-2012
Traffic Movements at Tipton Station Box (1965?) 6-Jan-2012
Traffic Movements at Tipton Station box, 1965 5-Jan-2012
Deepfields Electrical Controls 4-Jan-2012
Heaviest Single Load carried by British Railways 30-Dec-2011
Traffic Movements at Tipton Curve, 1965 13-Dec-2011
Jan's Train Register Book 13-Dec-2011
List of Traffic Movement Posts 6-Dec-2011
Traffic Movements at Tipton Curve, 1965 23-Nov-2011
Traffic Movements at Deepfields, 1964 (Part 2) 21-Nov-2011
Traffic Movements at Deepfields, 1964 (Part 1) 21-Nov-2011
Traffic Movements at Tipton Station box, 1964 29-Jun-2011
Traffic Movements on the Stour Valley, 1964 29-Jun-2011
Traffic Movements at Bloomfield Jn, 1962 (Part 2) 29-Jun-2011
Traffic Movements at Dudley Port, 1962 23-Jun-2011
Traffic Movements at Watery Lane, 1962 (Part 1) 23-Jun-2011
Traffic Movements at Bloomfield Jn, 1962 (Part 1) 22-Jun-2011
Traffic Movements on the Stour Valley, 1961-1962 (Part 3) 20-Jun-2011
Traffic Movements on the Stour Valley, 1961-1962 (Part 2) 18-Jun-2011
Spring Vale Sidings 19-Jun-2009
Traffic Movements on the Stour Valley, 1961-1962 (Part 1) 18-Jun-2011
Princes End Electrical Controls (Part 5) 8-Feb-2010
Princes End Electrical Controls (Part 4) 2-Feb-2010
Princes End Electrical Controls (Part 3) 1-Feb-2010
Spring Vale Electrical Controls (Part 2) 31-Jan-2010
Princes End Electrical Controls (Part 2) 31-Jan-2010
Spring Vale Electrical Controls (Part 1) 28-Jan-2010
Princes End Electrical Controls (Part 1) 23-Jan-2010
Railway Signalling: Spring Vale Sidings Box 19-Jun-2009
Prince's End 22-Feb-2009
Tipton Curve Junction. 11-Jan-2009
Visiting Signalboxes 5-Jul-2008
Deepfields in Detail 17-Jun-2008
Mond Gas Company's Sidings 3-Jan-2008
Holiday Time at Bloomfield 19-Jun-2007
Deepfields 19-Jan-2007
Bloomfield Junction 19-Jan-2007
Watery Lane 19-Jan-2007
Dudley Port 17-Jan-2007
Tipton 15-Jan-2007

The above list includes a number of posts describing Traffic Movements at some of the above signal boxes. These posts are listed, in date order of the events described, here. Alternately, you can select all the posts labelled 'Traffic Movements' by clicking here.

South Stafford Signal Boxes

Sedgeley Junction - Early History 2-Jan-2012
Sedgeley Junction - Signalling Alterations 1964 25-Dec-2011
Sedgeley Junction (again) 25-Dec-2011
More from Sedgeley Jn. 20-Jun-2011
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 18) 9-Jan-2011
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 17) 7-Jan-2011
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 16) 5-Jan-2011
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 15) 5-Jan-2011
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 14) 4-Jan-2011
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 13) 3-Jan-2011
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 12) 6-Oct-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 11) 6-Oct-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 10) 30-Sep-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 9) 22-Sep-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 8) 22-Sep-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 7) 19-Jul-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 6) 28-Jun-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 5) 1-Mar-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 4) 1-Mar-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 3) 20-Feb-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 2) 19-Feb-2010
Traffic Movements at Sedgeley Junction 1962-1963 (Part 1) 14-Feb-2010
Excursions at Sedgeley Junction 5-Aug-2009
Sedgeley Junction remembered 19-Jun-2009
Sedgeley Junction 14-Feb-2008
Horsley Fields Junction 13-Jun-2008

The above list includes a number of posts describing Traffic Movements at some of the above signal boxes. These posts are listed, in date order of the events described, here. Alternately, you can select all the posts labelled 'Traffic Movements' by clicking here.

Crewe Area Signal Boxes

Crewe Salop Goods Junction Signal Box 3-Jan-2015
Crewe North Junction ('Crewe' All Electric System) 8-Oct-2013
Crewe South Junction Signal Box ('Crewe' All Electric System) 2-Oct-2013
Crewe South Junction (1940) Signal Box 19-Apr-2013
Crewe North Junction (1940) Signal Box 10-Jan-2013
Crewe Station Signal Boxes 31-Dec-2008
Crewe North Junction History 24-Jul-2008
Railways at Crewe in the '50s 22-Jul-2008
'Crewe' All Electric System, LNWR 14-Jul-2008

Crewe was at the centre of the L&NWR empire and there's some background on L&NWR signalling in these signalling posts:-

L. & N.W.R. Signal box architecture and features 16-Oct-2016
Life in the Signal Box 20-Sep-2013
Single-stroke Bells 16-Dec-2011
L&NWR Block Signalling Instruments 18-Jun-2008
L&NWR Signalling and the 'Bedstead' 4-Jun-2008

Of course, reference to 'Crewe' appears in other of my posts labelled 'Railways' You can find these with the 'Blogger' search box, as mentioned above. I've not been into the present Crewe Signalling Centre, but there is a report on examining it from the outside included in the post Return to Blackpool and Fleetwood (part 1).