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    Great Western Signal Boxes


    Reading, Newbury, Westbury, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Castle Cary and Weymouth


        Reading to Southcote Junction                       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
--- --- Reading West Main --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- --- Reading West Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
48 Oxford Road Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 2 Southcote Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes


       Southcote Junction to Basingstoke

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
1 37 Pound Green 6. 0 a.m. Open continuously --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
--- 45 Burghfield 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
3 28 Mortimer --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 44 Stratfieldsaye --- --- Closed --- --- Yes
--- --- Silchester Crossing Crossing keeper always in attendance --- No
1 58 Bramley --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 22 Sherfield 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
2 39 Basingstoke (G.W.) --- Open continuously --- --- No


       Southcote Junction to Heywood Road 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
2 --- Calcot 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
1 31 Theale --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 20 Ufton Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 27 Aldermaston --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 70 Midgham --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 19 Colthrop Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 54 Thatcham Station --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 53 Thatcham West --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 43 Bull's Lock --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 32 Newbury Racecourse --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 34 Newbury East Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 27 Newbury Middle Box --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 18 Newbury West Box --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 7 Enborne Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 65 Hamstead Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 34 Kintbury --- Open continuously --- --- No
3 5 Hungerford --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
3 20 Fairfield Crossing Closed --- --- --- Yes
1 42 Bedwyn --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 56 Crofton Crossing Crossing keeper always in attendance --- ---
--- 44 Grafton East Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes D
--- 58 Wolfhall Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes D
--- 50 Savernake L. Level (East Box) --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
H 4
---
60
21
Savernake L. Level (West Box) --- Open continuously --- --- Yes D
--- 58 Burbage Box open for calling trains only --- --- Yes
4 33 Pewsey 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
3 42 Woodborough --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 25 Patney and Chirton --- Open continuously --- --- Yes D
2 44 Crookwood Closed --- --- --- Yes
3 15 Lavington --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
4 41 Edington and Bratton 4. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
3 12 # Heywood Road Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes D


       Devizes 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
F 4 55 Devizes 3. 45 a.m. --- --- ---
12. 15 p.m.
5. 30 p.m.
7. 35 a.m.
1. 15 p.m.
9. 30 p.m.
No
4 26 Seend 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes


       Thingley Junction to Holt Junction

--- --- Thingley Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 60 Lacock --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 11 Beanacre 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 19 Melksham 6. 0 a.m. --- --- ---
11. 30 a.m.
---
2. 0 a.m.
8. 15 p.m.
---
Yes
R 3
2
P 3
45
48
67
Holt Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes


       Bathampton to Salisbury

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
--- --- Bathampton --- Open continuously --- --- Yes D
4 27 Limpley Stoke 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
--- 42 Freshford --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 15 Bradford - on - Avon 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. 9. 30 p.m. --- --- Yes
Q 1 49 Bradford Junctions --- Open continuously --- --- Yes A
R 3
1
2
26
Trowbridge --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 70 Yarnbrook 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- Z 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1
---
61
65 B
Hawkeridge --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
---
L
37
72
Westbury North --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 13 Westbury Middle 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 11. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 22 Westbury South --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 57 Upton Scudamore --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 51 Warminster --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 55 Beechgrove 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- Yes
3 12 Heytesbury 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
2 26 Codford --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 41 Sherrington Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- No
3 35 Wylye --- Open continuously --- --- No
4 52 Wishford 7. 30 a.m. 7. 30 a.m. 7. 15 p.m. --- --- Yes
2 37 Wilton --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 42 Salisbury --- Open continuously --- --- No


       Westbury to Yeovil

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
H 2
1
32
4
Fairwood Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes D
3 23 Clink Road Junction --- --- --- ---
10. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
---
Yes D
--- 58 Frome North 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. 10. 30 a.m. 6. 30 p.m. Yes
--- 25 Frome South 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
N 1
2
15
3
Blatchbridge Junction --- --- --- ---
10. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
---
Yes D
2 3 Woodlands 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
2 16 Witham --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
3 47 Bruton 6. 0 a.m.
---
---
---
---
---
---
11. 0 a.m.
6. 0 a.m.
7. 0 p.m.
Yes
1 72 Wyke --- Closed --- --- Yes
1 51 Castle Cary --- Open continuously --- --- Yes D
4 49 Sparkford 6. 0 a.m.
---
---
---
---
---
---
11. 0 a.m.
6. 0 a.m.
7. 0 p.m.
Yes
2 53 Marston Magna 11. 0 a.m. 11. 0 a.m. 7. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
4 39 Yeovil Pen Mill --- Open continuously --- --- No


       Yeovil to Athelney part 1, (see section 5 for part 2)

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
--- 38 Yeovil Town --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 78 Hendford 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. After last train 9. 0 a.m. 5. 0 p.m. No


       Yeovil to Weymouth

--- 39 Yeovil South Junction 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
3 44 Yetminster 6. 0 a.m.
---
---
---
---
---
---
12. 0 noon
6. 0 a.m.
8. 0 p.m.
Yes
4 43 Evershot 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
4 6 Maiden Newton 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 11. 0 p.m. Yes
3 50 Grimstone 9. 0 a.m. 9. 0 a.m. 5. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
3 77 Dorchester Station 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. 10. 30 a.m. 6. 30 p.m. Yes
--- 33 Dorchester Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 24 Bincombe Tunnel 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
2 0 Upwey Junction G 6. 45 a.m. 6. 45 a.m. 10. 45 p.m. --- --- Yes
2 7 Weymouth Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 10 Weymouth Station --- For the day's train service --- No


       Didcot to Winchester

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
--- --- Didcot East Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 50 Upton and Blewbury --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- E Isley Signals --- --- --- --- --- ---
5 41 Compton --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- --- Compton Crossing --- Crossing Keeper always in attendance --- ---
2 13 Hampstead Norris --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 67 Hermitage --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- --- Fisher's Lane Crossing --- Crossing Keeper always in attendance --- ---
4 16 Newbury East Junction --- Open continuously --- --- ---
--- --- Enborne Junction --- Open continuously --- --- ---
2 22 Woodhay --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 27 Highclere --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 75 Burghclere --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 31 Litchfield --- Open continuously --- --- No
3 70 Whitchurch --- Open continuously --- --- No
3 13 Lodge Bridge --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 27 Sutton Scotney --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 79 Worthy Down --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 59 Kings' Worthy --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 22 Winchester --- Open continuously --- --- No


       Lambourn 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
6 17 Welford Park --- Open for day's train service --- No
6 2 Lambourn --- Open for day's train service --- No


       West Bay Branch

9 20 Bridport 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. After last
train
2. 15 p.m. After last
train
No


       Portland Branch

1 10 Rodwell 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 1. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
3 12 Portland Station * 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 12. 15 a.m. 12. 30 p.m. 12. 15 a.m. No
3 51 Easton --- Open for day's train service --- ---


       Andoversford Junction to Andover 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
--- --- Andoversford Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 60 Withington --- Open continuously --- --- No
4 63 Foss Cross --- Open continuously --- --- No
6 15 Cirencester West --- Open continuously --- --- No
3 6 South Cerney --- Open continuously --- --- No
3 37 Cricklade --- Open continuously --- --- No
6 50 Rushey Platt --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 52 Swindon Town --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 74 Chiseldon --- Open continuously --- --- No
3 45 Ogbourne --- Open continuously --- --- No
4 55 Marlborough --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 17 Marlborough Tunnel West --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 73 Marlborough Tunnel East --- Open continuously --- --- No
4
C
73
36
Grafton South Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 74 Grafton Station 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
4 19 Collingbourne --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 36 Ludgershall --- Open continuously --- --- No
3 70 Weyhill --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- --- Red Post Junction --- --- --- --- --- ---
--- 31 Perham --- Open continuously --- --- ---
1 73 Tidworth --- Open continuously --- --- No

    Notes

# Distance from Heywood Road Junction to Hawkeridge is 65 chains
No Block Telegraph
* Or after clearance of 11. 50 p.m. Portland to Melcombe Regis
Distance from Reading West Main. Distance from Reading West Junction Box to Oxford Road Junction Box is 65 chains
Perham Signal Box will be normally switched out and the Electric Train Token working will operate between Ludgershall and Tidworth except when Perham Signal Box is switched in, when double line working operate between Ludgershall and Perham, and Electric Train Token working between Perham and Tidworth.
A When box is out of circuit, junction is set for Main Line (Trowbridge and Thingley direct)
B Hawkeridge to Heywood Road Junction
C From Wolfhall Junction (G.W.)
D When Box is out of circuit, Junction is set for Main Line
E Ilsley Down Signals 2m. 68c. from Upton; Up Signals, 3m. 19c. from Compton
F From Patney and Chirton
G Or after passing of 6. 0 p.m. Paddington and 9. 10 p.m. Bournemouth
H From Marlborough
J From Clink Road Junction via Avoiding Line
K From Heywood Road Junction via Avoiding Line
L From Heywood Road Junction
N From Frome South
P From Seend
Q From Holt Junction
R From Bradford-on-Avon
Z To confer with Westbury Control before closing

    

Great Western Railway Signal Boxes

Signal Box Introduction       London, Reading, Didcot, Oxford, Wycombe and Banbury
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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