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    Great Western Signal Boxes


    Chester, Birkenhead, Barmouth and Wolverhampton


        Oxley Sidings to Chester                       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
--- --- Codsall --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
3 24 Albrighton --- Open as required --- --- Yes
1 34 Cosford --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 70 Ruckley Siding Open for Local Goods only --- --- Yes
1 43 Shifnal 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- --- Yes
1 75 Madeley Junction 6. 10 a.m. 6. 10 a.m. 9. 10 p.m. 8. 10 p.m. 10. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 69 Hollinswood --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 23 Oakengates 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- --- Yes
1 71 Ketley Junction 5. 15 a.m. 5. 15 a.m. 9. 30 p.m. --- 6. 0 p.m. Yes
1 6 Wellington Stafford Junction No. 1 --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 27 Wellington Stafford Junction No. 2 --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 15 Wellington Stafford Junction No. 3 --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 29 Wellington Market Drayton Jnc No. 4 --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 49 Admaston 6. 15 a.m. 6. 15 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 34 Allscott Sugar Works --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 5 Walcot 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- --- Yes
2 44 Upton Magna Open continuously except closed on Sundays after
passage of 12. 0 night Paddington,
until 9. 0 p.m. Sundays
6. 0 p.m. Yes
3 24 Abbey Foregate Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 26 English Bridge --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 17 Coleham --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 20 Severn Bridge Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 14 Centre Box --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 12 Crewe Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 25 Coton Hill South --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 30 Coton Hill North --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
3 2 Leaton --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 49 Old Woods Closed except for Local Goods --- --- Yes
2 10 Baschurch --- Open continuously --- --- No
4 12 Haughton --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 39 Rednal & West Felton E --- --- --- --- --- Yes
3 1 Whittington (Low Level) --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 53 Gobowen South --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 16 Gobowen North --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 63 Weston-Rhyn --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 20 Chirk --- Open as required --- --- Yes
--- 33 Black Park 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 12. 0 noon Yes
--- 64 Whitehurst 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 8. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 50 Fron Sidings Open for Local Goods only --- --- Yes
--- 66 Cefn Open for Local Goods only --- --- Yes
1 6 Ruabon South F --- --- --- ---
11. 55 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
---
Yes
--- 30 Ruabon Middle --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 23 Ruabon North 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Yes
1 33 Johnstown and Hafod 12. 30 a.m. --- 12. 0 night --- --- Yes
1 25 Bersham 4. 0 a.m.
---
4. 0 a.m.SX
4. 0 a.m.SO
11. 0 p.m.SX
9. 30 p.m.SO
--- --- Yes
--- 57 Rhos Junction 10. 30 a.m.
8. 30 a.m.
10. 30 a.m.
8. 30 a.m.
6. 30 p.m.SX
4. 30 p.m.SO
--- --- Yes
1 6 Croes Newydd South Fork --- --- --- ---
11. 55 p.m.
6. 0 a.m. R
---
Yes
--- 23 Croes Newydd North Fork --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 20 Wrexham South 5. 15 a.m. 5. 15 a.m. 10. 45 p.m. 5. 50 a.m.
1. 50 p.m.
9. 40 p.m.
7. 55 a.m.
4. 25 p.m.
11. 50 p.m.
Yes
--- 20 Wrexham North 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 1. 0 p.m. Yes
1 58 Wheatsheaf Junction 7. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 39 United Colliery Siding 12. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 1. 15 a.m. Yes
1 18 Gresford 6. 55 a.m. 6. 55 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 61 Marford Open for Trains calling --- --- Yes
--- 69 Rossett South --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 30 Rossett North 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 12. 0 noon Yes
2 71 Balderton --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 14 Green Lane Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 33 Saltney Dee Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 50 Saltney Junction (LMS) --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 64 Chester Crane Street (LMS) See LMS Co's Notice --- --- No
--- 55 Chester No. 6 (LMS) See LMS Co's Notice --- --- No


       Madeley and Severn Junction Branches

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
--- --- Ketley Station J 5. 05 a.m. 5. 05 a.m. 8. 15 p.m. --- --- No
2 30 Horsehay 5. 05 a.m. 5. 05 a.m. 8. 15 p.m. --- --- No
1 51 Lightmoor Junction 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. 8. 15 p.m. --- --- No
1 34 Coalbrookdale Open for Trains calling --- --- Yes
--- 70 Buildwas Station 5. 40 a.m. 5. 40 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- No
3 42 Much Wenlock 6. 20 a.m. 6. 20 a.m. 9. 0 p.m. --- --- No
2 69 Presthope 6. 25 a.m. 6. 25 a.m. 6. 0 p.m. --- --- No
5 79 Rushbury 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 5. 40 p.m. --- --- No
5 7 Marsh Farm Junction 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes


       Market Drayton and Crewe Branch

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
--- --- Crudgington 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
4 12 Peplow K Open only for Up and Down Local Goods calling at Peplow,
or for any passenger train timed there which has to pick up or
put off during the time the Station is open for such vehicles
C
Yes
2 14 Hodnet --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 55 Tern Hill K Open only for Trains calling --- --- Yes
2 76 Market Drayton Station 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Yes
--- --- Silverdale Junction --- --- --- ---
10. 15 a.m.
5. 30 p.m.
10. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
11. 45 a.m.
8. 45 p.m.
---
Yes
3 40 Adderley Open only for Trains calling 10. 0 p.m. --- Yes
1 74 Audlem D 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 8. 0 p.m. Yes
5 32 Nantwich - Market Drayton Jct (LMS) See LMS Co's Notice --- --- ---
--- 28 Nantwich - Station Crossing (LMS) See LMS Co's Notice --- --- ---
--- 18 Nantwich - Goods Yard (LMS) See LMS Co's Notice --- --- ---
--- 34 Nantwich - Newcastle Crossing (LMS) See LMS Co's Notice --- --- ---
1 5 Willaston Station (LMS) See LMS Co's Notice --- --- ---
1 19 Crewe - Gresty Lane No. 2 (LMS) See LMS Co's Notice --- --- ---
--- 70 Crewe - Gresty Lane No. 1 (LMS) See LMS Co's Notice --- --- ---
--- 31 Crewe - South Junction (LMS) See LMS Co's Notice --- --- ---


       Ruabon and Dolgelley Branch

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
--- --- Acrefair 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 6. 45 a.m. --- --- Yes
1 7 Trevor 4. 30 a.m.
1. 30 p.m.
4. 30 a.m.
1. 30 p.m.
12. 30 p.m.
9. 30 p.m.
--- --- Yes
3 44 Llangollen Station 4. 30 a.m.
1. 30 p.m.
4. 30 a.m.
1. 30 p.m.
12. 30 p.m.
9. 30 p.m.
--- --- Yes
--- 44 Llangollen Goods Junction 4. 0 a.m. 4. 0 a.m. 12. 0 nightA --- --- No
2 63 Deeside --- --- --- --- --- Yes
1 72 Glyndyfrdwy 4. 15 a.m. 4. 15 a.m. 11. 30 p.m.A --- --- No
2 9 Carrog 7. 40 a.m. 7. 40 a.m. 9. 0 p.m.M --- --- Yes
2 65 Corwen, East 4. 30 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. 11. 30 p.m.A --- --- No
--- 27 Corwen, West 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 11. 05 p.m.A --- --- No
4 31 Llandrillo 5. 20 a.m. 5. 20 a.m. 10. 50 p.m.A --- --- No
2 60 Llandderfel 5. 20 a.m. 5. 20 a.m. 10. 45 p.m.A --- --- No
3 33 Bala Junction 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. 10. 30 p.m.A --- --- No
4 79 Llanuwchllyn 5. 50 a.m. 5. 50 a.m. 10. 0 p.m.A --- --- No
2 70 Garneddwen Loop 6. 15 a.m.
12. 45 p.m.
6. 15 a.m.
12. 45 p.m.
11. 45 a.m.
4. 35 p.m.
--- --- Yes
3 31 Drws-y-Nant 5. 50 a.m. 5. 50 a.m. 9. 45 p.m.A --- --- No
3 53 Bontnewydd 5. 45 a.m. 5. 45 a.m. 9. 30 p.m.A --- --- No
3 2 Dolgelley Station 5. 15 a.m. 5. 15 a.m. 9. 40 p.m.A --- --- No
2 15 Penmaenpool 5. 15 a.m. 5. 15 a.m. 10. 45 p.m.A --- --- No


       Bala and Blaenau Festiniog Branch

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
--- --- Bala Junction --- --- --- --- --- No
--- 54 Bala 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. 10. 30 p.m.A --- --- No
2 48 Frongoch 6. 40 a.m. 6. 40 a.m. 8. 40 p.m.SxA
9. 25 p.m.So
--- --- No
5 11 Arenig 6. 40 a.m. 6. 40 a.m. 8. 30 p.m.Sx
9. 50 p.m.So
--- --- No
2 59 Cwm Prysor --- Open as required --- --- Yes
5 73 Trawsfynydd 5. 15 a.m. 5. 15 a.m. 8. 15 p.m.SxA
10. 15 p.m.So
--- --- No
4 78 Festiniog 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. 8. 0 p.m. --- --- No
3 23 Blaenau Festiniog 5. 55 a.m. 5. 55 a.m. 7. 35 p.m. --- --- No


       Croes Newydd Branches

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
--- --- Croes Newydd East 12. 30 a.m. --- 12. 20 p.m.B --- --- Yes
--- 26 Croes Newydd West 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 25 Moss Valley Junction 9. 0 a.m. 9. 0 a.m. 5. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 73 Plas Power N --- --- --- --- Yes
--- 28 Broughton Forge N --- --- --- --- Yes
--- 68 Brymbo Station 6. 50 a.m. 6. 50 a.m. 9. 0 p.m.A --- --- No
--- 20 Brymbo Middle 8. 40 a.m. 8. 40 a.m. 4. 40 p.m.A --- --- No
--- 8 Brymbo West 10. 0 a.m. 10. 0 a.m. 6. 0 p.m.A --- --- No
2 21 Coed Poeth 7. 50 a.m. 7. 50 a.m. 3. 50 p.m. --- --- No


       Rhos Branch

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
--- --- Legacy * Open as required for Goods Trains ---
1 16 Rhos * Open as required for Goods Trains ---


       Shrewsbury, Welshpool and Minsterley

--- 65 Meole Brace Junction 7. 55 a.m. 7. 55 a.m. 3. 55 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 22 Hookagate 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- --- Hanwood * 5. 45 p.m. 5. 45 p.m. 6. 15 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 45 Cruckmeole Junction 4. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 1. 0 a.m. No
5 51 Westbury 4. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 1. 0 a.m. No
2 79 Breidden 3. 0 p.m.
6. 20 p.m.
3. 0 p.m.
6. 20 p.m.
3. 45 p.m.
7. 20 p.m.
--- --- Yes
--- --- Minsterley 7. 20 a.m. 7. 20 a.m. 7. 30 p.m. --- --- No

    Notes

* The crossing gates at Hanwood will be across the railway after 11. 45 p.m. Goods from Welshpool (Sat.) has passed until 3. 30 a.m. (Mon.)
Opens correspondingly later when Workmen's Train retimed
Or after 11.45 p.m. Goods from Welshpool (Sat.) has cleared
Subject to variation
Also as required during day
A Or after last train has cleared
B Or after all trains have arrived and engines gone to shed
C Closes after Crudgington switches in
D The Three-wire Block System is in operation between Nantwich Junction and Audlem. When Adderley and Audlem Signal Boxes are closed the working will be between Nantwich Junction and Silverdale Junction or Market Drayton Station Box when Silverdale Junction is closed.
E Rednal to switch in for Local Goods Trains doing work at Rednal, and for Up Passenger Trains having vehicles to attach or detach. Any station sending vehicles to Rednal by any Up Train must advise that station by quickest means at the earliest possible time what number of vehicles there will be and by what train they will be sent.
F This is also connected with Shunter's Cabin South End and Plasmadoc Machine House.
J Before Signalmen leave duty they must place the gates across the railway
K Stations having a vehicle for Peplow or Tern Hill on any Passenger Train must notify Peplow or Tern Hill beforehand so that arrangements can be made for the Signal Box to be open to deal with it.
M Or when advised by Corwen East or Glyndyfrdwy
N To open as required for trains calling to pick up from Broughton and Plas Power Colliery
R Or after arrival of morning trains

    

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