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    Great Western Signal Boxes


    London, Reading, Didcot, Oxford, Wycombe and Banbury


        Paddington to Ardley (part G.W. & G.C. joint railway)                       For details on the notes shown in red, see below

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
B 20 Paddington, Arrival --- Continuously --- --- No
B 22 Paddington, Departure --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 27 Westbourne Bridge --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 28 Subway Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 32 Portobello Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 35 Ladbroke Grove --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 0 Old Oak Common East Box --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 37 Old Oak Common West Box --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 74 North Acton Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 49 Park Royal --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 60 Down Brentham Signals --- Continuously --- --- ---
--- 53 Up Brentham Signals --- Continuously --- --- ---
1 36 Perivale 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
C 74 Greenford East Loop --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 29 Greenford East Station --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 30 Greenford West 6. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 69 Northolt --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 24 Northolt Junction East --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 32 Northolt Junction West 6. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 45 Ruislip & Ickenham --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 18 Denham East --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 41 Denham Station --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 66 Gerrards Cross --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 30 Wilton Park 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
1 46 Beaconsfield --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 49 Tyler's Green --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 14 High Wycombe (South) --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 36 High Wycombe --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 25 High Wycombe (North) --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 47 West Wycombe --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 75 Saunderton --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 73 Princes Risborough (South) --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 21 Princes Risborough (North) --- Continuously --- --- No
5 32 Haddenham --- Continuously --- --- Yes
3 77 Ashendon Junction # --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 36 Brill and Ludgershall --- Continuously --- --- Yes
3 2 Blackthorn --- Will open as required --- --- Yes
2 68 Bicester --- Continuously --- --- Yes
3 71 Ardley --- Continuously --- --- Yes


       Old Oak Common to Didcot

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- 31 Friars Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 39 Acton East --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 13 Acton Middle Box --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 54 Acton West Box --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 48 Ealing --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 43 Longfield Avenue --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 45 West Ealing --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 48 Hanwell --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 59 Hanwell West --- --- --- --- --- ---
F 55 Southall East Junction 6. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 23 Southall East Station --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 14 Southall West Station --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 43 Southall West Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 9 Hayes --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 77 Dawley 6. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 32 West Drayton East --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 22 West Drayton West --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 50 Iver --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 14 Langley (Bucks) --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 19 Dolphin Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 76 Slough Fast --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 14 Slough Middle --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 23 Slough West --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 54 Farnham Road --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 34 Burnham (Bucks) 6. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
1 34 Taplow --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 60 Maidenhead East --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 21 Maidenhead Middle --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 29 Maidenhead West --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 39 Waltham Siding --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 53 Shottesbrook 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. 10. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Yes
1 49 Ruscombe --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 29 Twyford East 5. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 21 Twyford West --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 52 Woodley Bridge 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. 10. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Yes
1 29 Sonning --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 60 Kennet Bridge 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. 3. 0 p.m. 11. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 73 Reading Main Line East --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 21 Reading Middle 6. 0 a.m. Continuously ---
2. 0 p.m.
  6. 0 a.m.
10. 0 p.m.
Yes
43 Reading West Goods --- Continuously --- --- Yes
35 Reading Main Line West --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 65 Reading West Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 57 Scours Lane Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 64 Tilehurst --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 39 Purley Track Signals --- Continuously --- --- ---
1 33 Pangbourne --- Continuously --- --- No
1 53 Basildon Track Signals --- Continuously --- --- ---
1 44 Goring and Streatley --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 60 South Stoke 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
2 7 Cholsey --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 48 Wallingford --- For day's train service --- --- ---
1 43 Aston Tirrold 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
1 41 Moreton Cutting --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 29 Didcot East Junction --- Continuously --- --- No
E 43 Didcot North --- Continuously --- --- Yes


       Didcot to Aynho Junction

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- 70 Appleford Crossing --- Continuously --- --- No
1 46 Culham --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 12 Nuneham 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
1 3 Radley --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 24 Sandford --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 26 Kennington Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 57 Hinksey South --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 9 Hinksey North --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 38 Oxford Station South --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 18 Oxford Station North --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 25 Oxford North Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 53 Wolvercot Siding --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 64 Wolvercot Junction --- Continuously --- --- No
2 79 Kidlington --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 30 Bletchington Cement Sidings 10. 30 a.m. 10. 30 a.m. 6. 30 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 38 Bletchington --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 73 Tackley 10. 0 a.m. 10. 0 a.m. 6. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
2 20 Heyford --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 76 Fritwell and Somerton --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 11 Aynho Station 6. 0 a.m. Continuously W 6. 0 a.m. Yes
--- 54 Aynho Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes


       Old Oak Common Loco Shed Loop

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- ---      West London Ground Frame --- Continuously ---
8.45 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
---
No
--- ---      Old Oak Common Loco Box --- Continuously --- --- No


       Greenford South Loop

D 24           Drayton Green --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 51           Castle Bar Park 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
C 77           Greenford South Loop --- Continuously --- --- Yes


       Uxbridge (High Street) Branch

2 4           Uxbridge High Street --- Open for goods train service --- ---


       Brentford Branch

3 0      Firestone 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. ---
6. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
---
Yes
--- 30      Brentford --- Continuously --- --- No


       Uxbridge (Vine Street) Branch

--- 38      West Drayton Loop 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 10 p.m. No
--- 19      West Drayton Coal Yard --- Ground Frame opened when required --- A
G 2 34      Colnbrook 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 10 p.m. No
3 4      Staines 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. No
2 21      Uxbridge (Vine Street) 5. 15 a.m. 5. 15 a.m. 11. 30 p.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 20 p.m. No


       Windsor Branch

--- 16      Bath Road (Slough) When required; for trains using Slough West Curve Q Yes
1 11      Eton --- When required --- --- Yes
1 16      Windsor 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 12. 30 a.m. 7. 15 a.m. 12. 55 a.m. No


       Maidenhead to Loudwater

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- ---       North Town Level Crossing 4. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 10. 0 p.m. *
2 66      Cookham 4. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 1. 0 p.m. * No
1 31      Bourne End South 4. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 10. 0 p.m. * No
--- 8      Bourne End North 4. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 10. 0 p.m. * No
--- ---       Cores End Level Crossing 4. 15 a.m. Continuously --- 10. 0 p.m. *
2 38      Marlow 5. 20 a.m. 5. 20 a.m. 11. 45 p.m. 8. 15 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. No
1 26      Woodburn Green 4. 15 a.m. Continuously --- 10. 0 p.m. * No
1 41      Loudwater 4. 15 a.m. Continuously --- 10. 0 p.m. * No


       Aylesbury Branch

7 15           Aylesbury --- Continuously --- --- ---


       Princes Risborough to Kennington Junction

1 17       Bledlow Level Crossing 7. 0 a.m. Continuously ---
7. 0 a.m.
5. 30 p.m.
3. 30 a.m. H
12. 30 p.m.
7. 0 p.m.
3 76      Thame 7. 0 a.m. Continuously ---
7. 0 a.m.
5. 30 p.m.
3. 45 a.m. H
12. 30 p.m.
7. 0 p.m.
No
7 42      Wheatley 6. 0 a.m. Continuously ---
7. 0 a.m.
5. 30 p.m.
4. 0 a.m. H
1. 0 p.m. J
7. 0 p.m.
No
2 76      Morris Cowley 6. 0 a.m. Continuously --- 1. 0 p.m. J Yes


       Henley Branch

1 54      Wargrave --- As required --- --- Yes
1 2      Shiplake --- Open for day's train service --- No
1 48      Henley --- Open for day's train service --- No


       Milton Loop

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- 34      Didcot West End --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 33      Foxhall Junction --- Continuously --- --- No
1 33      Milton 6. 0 a.m. Continuously ---
2. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
10. 0 p.m.
Yes


       Abingdon Branch

2 31      Abingdon --- For day's train service --- --- ---


       Fairford Branch

--- 71      Yarnton Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
3 30      Eynsham --- For day's train service For day's train service No
4 64      Witney Station --- No
3 57      Brize Norton and Bampton --- No
1 30      Carterton --- No
5 20      Lechlade --- No
3 21      Fairford --- No


    Notes

# G. W. Auto cars may stop at Ashendon Junction Signal Box to set down or pick up G. W. or L. N. E. staff on authority of Station Master at Princes Risborough, Haddenham or Brill
No Block Telegraph
* Or after the empty stock of the RR Special from Maidenhead to High Wycombe has returned to Maidenhead
When Bath Road Box is closed the Points and Signals to be set for trains to and from Slough Station. Distance between Bath Road Junction and Slough West Junction 19 chains
Relief Lines and Wycombe Branch only
Distance from Reading Main Line East Box
A Auxiliary Token instrument
B Distance from Stop Blocks
C Distance from :
Greenford South Loop to Greenford East Station, 24 chains
Greenford South Loop to East Loop, 23 chains
D Distance from Hanwell, 32 chains
E Distance from Foxhall Junction, 57 chains
F Distance from Hanwell West Signals
G Distance from West Drayton Loop
H Or after passing of 1. 50 a.m. Park Royal Freight
J Or when Morris Cowley Pilot finishes
K Closed at 1. 0 p.m. or when Pilot ceases work
Q To be opened for passing of 8.55 a.m. Goods Slough to Windsor
W Opened on Sundays as required

    

Great Western Railway Signal Boxes

Signal Box Introduction       Reading, Newbury, Westbury, Castle Cary and Weymouth
Bristol, Didcot, Severn Tunnel Junction and Highbridge       Exeter Division       Plymouth, Ashburton Junction and Penzance
Swindon, Gloucester, Cardiff and Pyle       Newport, Blaenavon, Pontypridd and Talyllyn Junction
Cardiff, Merthyr, Aberdare, Penarth, Barry and Bridgend       Pyle Swansea, Carmarthen, Neyland and Fishguard
Pontypool Road and Neath Junction       Shrewsbury, Worcester, Hereford and Newport
Birmingham, Wolverhampton and North Warwickshire Line       Chester, Birkenhead and Wolverhampton
Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton       Whitchurch, Brecon, Pwllheli and Aberystwyth

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