Subject: Raildate 31st July 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 31/07/2015, 16:05
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Signal Box Diagrams of the Great Western & Southern Railways
by G A Pryer

Good news - a reprint of Volumes 1 and 2 of this series has been published by the Signalling
Record Society.

Volume 1 covers the GWR lines in Dorset, whilst Volume 2 covers the SR lines in East Dorset.
Originally published by the author in 1993-94, both volumes are now available once more after
being out of print for a number of years.  Each volume contains an addenda and corrigenda of
additional information that has come to light since first publication.

The late George Pryer originally produced Signal Box Diagrams in 27 volumes, covering the GWR
west of Reading, and parts of the Southern - mainly the ex-LSWR lines, including the Somerset
and Dorset Joint Railway.  In addition, there was one volume of the LMS in the Bristol area.
Mrs Pryer commented, “I think George would like you to reprint the track diagrams”, when giving
authorisation for the SRS to embark on the project to reprint the volumes.  They will be
progressively released over the coming months and years.

The Signalling Record Society shares knowledge of railway signalling and operation in the
British Isles and overseas.  Full details can be found at:

Both volumes are available at £11.00 each from SRS Book Sales:


Latest videos from Mike Willcock - Lakes and Border Explorer with Pathfinders
Part 1:
Part 2:

GWR locomotives at work 2009-2014

Borders railway steam services
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

A1 60163 'Tornado' at Weston-Super-Mare with 'The Torbay Express', 26th July
Triple-headed steam locomotives in Australia
Beyer-Garratt Steam Locomotive In Australia - Wagga-Bomen Shuttles
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Aerial views of the Festiniog and West Highland Railways
Festiniog and West Highland Railway webcams
(Spotter: Jim O'Brien)

Higashiyama Railroad Monorail - includes a replica of "Rocket"
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

Festival of The Unexceptional 2015
Launching a Martin Mars
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Pan-American Highway Land Rover team returns to complete 1961 voyage

Readers' photographs on the theme of "derelict"



Government pressured to clarify when it knew rail upgrades would be shelved

Rail staffing cuts blamed for 'shocking' increase in passengers being attacked on Britain's

Thirsty passengers told not to drink water from toilets

Siemens and Bombardier rail divisions report drop in profit

DRS orders more class 68s from Vossloh

Go-ahead for new hybrid trains to far south west

Cows derail train in Kent

c2c launches plan to increase capacity for local rail passengers

Southampton's £5m railway station regeneration almost complete

Hamworthy Park Rail Crossing construction begins

Milestone for Portishead-Bristol line restoration

Easing the flow - Stafford Area Improvements Programme

Walsall to Rugeley electrification – The Chase Line

Work finally to start on Ilkeston Railway Station as funding is given green light

Reliant Robin driver sought after level crossing stunt

Graham Ellis, steam preservationist - obituary

Deal on track to bring fast rail link to Scotland

Borders rail campaigner Madge Elliot takes front seat

Borders to Edinburgh railway reopening interest 'enormous'

Steam trains will run along the new Borders Railway

Edinburgh to Tweedbank on Borders railway line in minutes

Rail bridge slid into place as £500m motorway upgrade continues

Winchburgh's 44-day blockade

Wrexham-Shropshire train plates sell for £15,000

New Cardiff Central railway station plans unveiled

Electrification of the Great Western Mainline could be delayed for two years

Steam buffs fight Ashburton rail decision

Eurotunnel day trip passengers told to postpone journeys

Channel Tunnel: '2,000 migrants' tried to enter

Latest Calais incidents risk 'long-lasting damage' to railfreight

Prorail to cut track charges for lightweight trains

Brenner Base Tunnel receives €1.2bn in EC funding

Wabtec to acquire Faiveley Transport for $US 1.8bn

Aging infrastructure plagues nation’s busiest rail corridor

Peru launches tender for Tren Macho revival

Queensland celebrates 150th rail anniversary

Nottingham trams - new station stop opening day

Welland Steam and Country Rally called off due to rain

What's putting the brakes on driverless cars?

Isle of Wight ferries: Scoot launches new catamaran

Ferry wind restrictions lifted after Condor crash in St Peter Port

MH370 search: Reunion debris 'very likely' part of plane

Airbus starts design of hybrid-electric 100-seater

Air France-KLM to speed up efficiency drive

JAL 767 crew mistook Changi taxiway for runway

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Andrew Cook, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



02/08/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  2/3

02/08/15  BBC4 2030-2100
         "Brushing Up On... British Bridges"  With Danny Baker

02/08/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: the Modern Age of the Coach"

02/08/15  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Timeshift: Magnificent Machines - the Golden Age of the British Sports Car"

03/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hants/Berks

03/08/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Stop! Roadworks Ahead"  Fly-on-the windscreen looks at roadworks 4/6

04/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Wokingham

04/08/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chippenham to Gloucester

04/08/15  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Precision: the Measure of All Things"

05/08/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Wolverhampton

05/08/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Inside the Post Office"  Behind-the-scenes 2/3

06/08/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Holiday Airport: Sun, Sea and Scousers"  4/7



All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for
inaccuracies or changes

Until       New Mills Heritage and Information Centre: Celebration of 150 years of railway

Until       Louth Museum: The Railways of Louth

31/07/15-   Epping Ongar Railway: Real Ale Weekend

01/08/15-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Victorian Weekend

01/08/15-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: Railway at War Weekend

01/08/15-   Llangollen Railway: Day Out With Thomas

01/08/15-   Great Central Railway - Nottingham: Model Rail Show

01/08/15-   Leawood Pumping Engine Static Display Days

01/08/15-   Peak Rail: 1940s Weekend

01/08/15-   Cleveland Model Railway Club Exhibition
02/08/15    Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road (A1085), Redcar. TS10 1EZ
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

02/08/15    Twyford Waterworks, Hants: Open Day & Wildlife Tours

02/08/15    Foxfield Railway: Heritage Train Day

02/08/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

02/08/15-   Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club Open Day
03/08/15    Gunwalloe Village Hall, Gunwalloe, Helston, TR12 7QG

03/08/15    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Alexandra Palace” by Peter Keat
           Starts at 1945

03/08/15    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “The Midland in the East End of Sheffield, part 2” by Ted Hancock
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

04/08/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bear Railcar Special

04/08/15    Worcester Locomotive Society
           Barbourne Ex-Serviceman's Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED
           "From the MIAC Archives Steam in the Midlands & further afield 1955-65" Andrew
           Starts at 2000

04/08/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Days

06/08/15-   Llangollen Railway: Day Out With Thomas

07/08/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Richard Edmonds' Car Auction

07/08/15-   Talyllyn Railway: 1865-2015 Gala

08/08/15-   Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Steam & Real Ale Weekend

08/08/15-   Great Central Railway: Miniature Steam Weekend

08/08/15-   Peak Rail: 40th Anniversary of Peak Rail Association

08/08/15-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas

09/08/15    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Jaguar Classic Car Show

09/08/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

11/08/15    Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bear Railcar Special

15/08/15-   Epping Ongar Railway: Vintage Vehicle Rally

15/08/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

15/08/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Midland Railex Model Railway Spectacular

16/08/15    Kempton Steam Railway: Diesel Day

16/08/15    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Teddy

16/08/15    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Princesses & Pirates Dress-up Day

16/08/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

Cheers, Howard.
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