Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 2: Semaphore Swansong

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 London and North Western Railway, the Caledonian Railway and the Highland Railway. Beautifully illustrated with over 400 contemporary colour photographs and with detailed information from a 2003-2014 survey, this is an essential resource for railway enthusiasts, rail historians, railway modellers and anyone interested in this aspect of Britain's heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785000737
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 11/23/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 62 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Allen Jackson first entered a signal box at the age of six and that fascination has lasted until the present day. He joined the Royal Air Force as an apprentice and worked for some years on Cold War aircraft. He later qualified as a teacher and taught Maths, Physics and Mechanical Engineering Science at an apprentice training school. Later, in industry, he taught bespoke computer systems all over the world. In 2004 he established his own business, supporting UK fire and rescue services' 999 computer systems.

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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