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The last surviving semaphore signals on Greater London passenger lines.Includes a short video clip of the signals in action when Chiltern and WS&MR trains were diverted to Paddington, and photos of the box from an official visit in July 2010.

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Home | Signals | Flower Power | Bumblebees | Bands | CD collection | Music links | Malvern | Photos | Musings | Adrianisms | Library | Spiralize | Karnataka | | Strawbs | Ashtar | Drugstore | | La Honda | 'Campaign' | Facebook | You Tube | My Space | Mail me last updated 1 October 2016 Signals | Abergavenny | Abergele | Banbury | Birmingham NS | Bognor | Brereton Sdgs | Cambrian | Craven Arms | Droitwich Spa | Exeter | Gobowen | GW(S)R | Helsby | High Wycombe | Kidderminster | Ledbury | Lincoln | Llandudno | London | Malvern Wells | Moreton-in-Marsh | New Cumnock | Newton Abbot | Pontrilas | Rhyl | Shrewsbury | S Wales | St Albans S | Taunton | Warrington | Woofferton Jct | Worcester | Wrexham | Yeovil | West Midlands | Home Signal page | SRS | Exeter West Group I have been interested in railway signals for almost as long as I can remember.

As a small boy I was often taken out on the Malvern commons, adjacent to the former GWR line from Worcester to Hereford, and I would watch the trains as they went by - steam, of course, in those days - and the signals being cleared for each train and put back afterwards.

John Hinson's superb Home Signal page contains far more comprehensive a knowledge base than I could ever muster, and brilliantly presented.

Further down I have also provided links to a few other key signalling sites.

Vintage photos from an organised signal box visit in 1983, before St Marks station was closed, and further shots from shortly prior to the 2008 resignalling.

Includes separate pages for Boultham Junction, High Street, Pelham St Junction, St Marks Station, East Holmes and West Holmes.It has four 'dolls' because there were four possible lines a passing train could be routed onto.The higher the doll, the more important the route - the second line from the left was the through running line here.Most of the other rail fans I knew were mainly interested in locomotives, so it struck me that somebody ought to be pointing a camera at these signals, as the traditional semaphore variety were rapidly disappearing by then.Apart from being very colourful, there was a wonderful variety of unique configurations and many different styles of former railway companies.My grandfather had been a stationmaster in Malvern and our whole family understood trains and signals.

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