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.
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.
If you do want to know more, these are the best places to start looking.
But as this site developed, from time to time I found I needed to include basic descriptions of some items appearing in photos and/or videos for which there was no readily available external site to link to.
Each has its own style of spectacle glass casing too, and see how the rightmost doll is missing its finial!
When I got a bit older, he explained how the signalling system works, and what actually happens inside those mysterious signal boxes - and I was hooked!
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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.
This is a lower-quadrant signal, as was standard on the GWR and the former Western Region of BR as it became - this means the arms move to point roughly 45 downwards to give a clear indication to the trains.
In doing so, this also brings the green spectacle lens in front of the corresponding oil lamp to give a visible indication at nighttime.