A Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 2: Semaphore Swansong

A Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 2: Semaphore Swansong

by Allen Jackson


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For over 150 years Britain's railways have relied on a system of semaphore signalling, but by 2020, all semaphore signals and lineside signal boxes will be gone. In his previous book, author Allen Jackson covered the GWR lines; here, he continues his journey by providing a pictorial record of the last operational signalling and infrastructure on Britain's railway network, as it applied to the former London, Midland and Scottish Railway (and lines owned jointly with other companies). This second volume covers the routes of the following companies: London & North Western Railway, Caledonian Railway and Highland Railway.

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ISBN-13: 9781785000720
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Allen Jackson joined the Royal Air Force as an apprentice. He subsequently worked on Cold War aircraft and later taught at an engineering apprentice training school. After leaving the RAF he worked for a manufacturer of bespoke computer systems before becoming involved with computerized systems for the fire and rescue services in the UK and Bahrain. He formed his own company in 2004. Allen has been fascinated by real and model railways since he was six. His books for Crowood include the highly acclaimed A Contemporary Perspective on GWR Signalling - Semaphore Swansong, and Great Western Railway Stars, Castles and Kings-.

Table of Contents

Preface 6

Introduction 7

1 Signal Boxes and Infrastructure on Network Rail 8

2 London and North Western Railway (LNWR) 13

Whitehaven to Carlisle 13

North Lancashire 22

Crewe to Shrewsbury 24

Crewe to Chester and Holyhead 45

Manchester to Buxton 86

Wirral and Runcorn 96

Widnes to Warrington 108

Manchester Area 117

Liverpool Area 126

South Cheshire 135

Staffordshire 140

West Yorkshire 147

South Midlands 148

5 Caledonian Railway (CR) 151

Clyde-Forth Valley to Perth 151

Perth to Aberdeen 164

Glasgow 174

4 Highland Railway (HR) 177

Useful Resources 190

Index 191

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