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    Great Western Signal Boxes


    Bristol, Didcot, Standish Junction, Severn Tunnel Junction and Highbridge


        Didcot to Wootten Bassett                       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
--- --- Milton 6. 0 a.m. --- --- ---
2. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
10. 0 p.m.
Yes
--- 71 Steventon --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 11 Lockinge East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 42 Lockinge West --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 8 Wantage Road 5. 15 a.m. --- --- ---
9. 0 a.m.
6. 45 a.m. *
12. 0 a.m.
Yes B
1 77 Circourt 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 55 Challow --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 46 Uffington --- --- --- ---
7. 45 a.m.
3. 30 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
9. 30 a.m.
7. 30 p.m.
Yes
2 38 Knighton Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 5 Ashbury Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 51 Shrivenham --- Open continuously --- --- Yes B
2 4 Marston Crossing East 4. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 4. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 34 Marston Crossing West --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 15 Swindon Highworth Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes B
--- 35 Swindon Goods Yard --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 28 Swindon Station East --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 21 Swindon Station West --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 55 Swindon Loco Yard --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 48 Rodbourne Lane 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 41 Rushey Platt Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes B
1 20 Hay Lane --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 60 Rodbourne Lane 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 41 Wootten Bassett East --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 19 Wootten Bassett West 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes


       Wootten Bassett to Stoke Gifford

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
3 63 Brinkworth 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
2 52 Little Somerford --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
4 40 Hullavington --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
5 60 Badminton --- Open continuously --- --- No
4 45 Chipping Sodbury --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 37 Wapley Common 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 7. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 30 Westerleigh East Junction 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 7. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 48 W       Westerleigh North Junction 6. 0 a.m.
10. 0 p.m.
---
10. 0 p.m.
2. 0 p.m.
---
---
---
7. 0 a.m.
---
Yes
---
---
57 A
28 C
Westerleigh West Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes G
1 29 Coalpit Heath --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 38 Winterbourne 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. 12. 30 p.m. 8. 30 p.m. Yes
1 50 Stoke Gifford East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 32 Stoke Gifford West --- Open continuously --- --- No


       Wootten Bassett to Bristol Temple Meads

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 0 Wootten Bassett Incline 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
2 44 Dauntsey --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
4 67 Langley Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 6 Chippenham East --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 26 Chippenham West 6. 0 a.m. --- --- ---
11. 30 a.m.
6. 0 a.m.
11. 45 p.m.
Yes
2 4 Thingley Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 42 Thingley West 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 54 Corsham --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 18 Box --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 14 Farleigh Down --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 40 Bathampton --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 52 Bathampton West 6. 0 a.m. --- --- ---
2. 45 a.m.
6. 0 a.m.
11. 0 p.m.
Yes
1 52 Bath Passenger --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 41 Bath Goods --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 1 Twerton Tunnel --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 79 Saltford 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 68 Keynsham East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 37 Keynsham West 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 11. 0 p.m. Yes
1 35 Fox's Wood 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 11. 0 p.m. Yes
1 66 East Depot, Main Line --- Open continuously --- --- Yes B
--- 23 East Depot, Down Yard --- Open continuously --- --- Yes D
L
P
5
26
57
Marsh Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes R
--- 20 St. Philip's Marsh --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
S
Q
27
21
North Somerset Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 37 Temple Meads East --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- --- Temple Meads Old Station --- Open continuously --- --- No


       North Somerset Junction to Severn Tunnel 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
T
N
28
22
Dr. Day's Bridge Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 33 Lawrence Hill --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 63 Stapleton Road --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 74 Ashley Hill 5. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 2. 0 p.m. Yes
1 33 Filton Incline --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
V 1
---
1
40
Filton Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
V 1
U 1
2
16
Patchway --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 16 Patchway Tunnel 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 58 Cattybrook Sidings --- --- --- 2. 0 p.m. 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 1 Pilning Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes E
--- 27 Pilning Station Box --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1
---
---
---
36
---
---
---
Severn Tunnel East
Severn Tunnel West
Severn Tunnel Junction East
Severn Tunnel Junction Middle
--- Open continuously --- --- No
No
No
No


       Bristol Temple Meads to Highbridge

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
M
30
44
Bristol (T.M.) West --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 35 Bedminster Station --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 58 Malago Vale --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 46 Parson Street Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes B
--- 35 West Depot --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 20 South Liberty Junction 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
3 20 Flax Bourton --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 9 Nailsea and Blackwell East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 29 Nailsea and Blackwell West Opened for stopping Goods Trains only Yes
2 7 Claverham 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. F Yes
--- 74 Yatton East 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. F Yes
--- 48 Yatton West --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 56 Huish Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 68 Paxton and Worle --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 18 Worle Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 59 Hutton 10. 0 a.m. 10. 0 a.m. As required --- --- Yes
J 1
K 1
9
45
Uphill Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 32 Lympsham 9. 0 a.m. 9. 0 a.m. 5. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
2 2 Brent Knoll 5. 0 a.m.
---
---
---
---
---
---
2. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
10. 0 p.m.
Yes
2 44 Highbridge East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 18 Highbridge West --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 63 Huntspill 9. 30 a.m. 9. 30 a.m. 6. 0 p.m. As Required Yes


       Weston - super - Mare 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
2 6 Weston-super-Mare East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 19 Weston-super-Mare West 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 11. 0 p.m. Yes


       Standish Junction to Yate

--- --- Standish Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 60 Stonehouse --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 6 Frocester 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
2 23 Coaley Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 12 Berkeley Road Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- --- Berkeley Loop Junction 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 2. 0 a.m. --- --- Yes
4 4 Berkeley Road South Junction 7. 15 p.m.
---
7. 15 p.m.
---
3. 15 a.m.
---
---
9. 30 a.m.
3. 15 a.m.
4. 30 p.m.
Yes
--- --- Wick Intermediate Track Signals --- --- ---
1 79 Charfield --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 72 Wickwar --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 46 Rangeworthy --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 21 Yate Main Line Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 3 Yate South Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes


       Calne 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
5 15 Calne --- Open during each day's Train Service --- No


       Avonmouth Loop

FF 47 Ashley Hill Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- --- Montpelier 6. 15 a.m. 6. 15 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- --- Redland --- As Required --- --- Yes
--- --- Clifton Down --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- --- Shirehampton 6. 40 a.m. 6. 40 a.m. 10. 40 p.m. 12 noon 8. 0 p.m. Yes
--- --- Avonmouth Dock Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- --- Avonmouth Dock Sidings 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
--- --- Avonmouth Dock Passenger --- Open continuously --- --- No
GG
KK
77
62
Filton West --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 34 Henbury 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
--- --- Blaise 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. HH --- Yes


       Severn Beach 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
DD 1 24 Pilning (Low Level) --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. 6. 0 a.m. ---
2 44 Severn Beach 6. 10 a.m. 6. 10 a.m. 10. 15 p.m. 11. 30 a.m.
6. 20 p.m.
2. 30 p.m.
10. 15 p.m.
Yes


       Avonmouth Goods Branch

JJ 3
EE 2
18
41
Hallen Marsh Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 24 Holesmouth Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 65 Avonmouth Goods Yard --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 29 St. Andrews' Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 31 Gloucester Road 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. No


       Frome to North Somerset 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
--- --- Frome South --- Open continuously --- --- No
CC 5 6 Mells Road 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. 10. 0 a.m. 12. 30 p.m. No
2 73 Radstock South 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. 9. 50 a.m. 12. 50 p.m. Yes
--- 23 Radstock North 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. 5. 15 p.m. 10. 0 p.m. No
2 8 Hallatrow 6. 15 a.m. 6. 15 a.m. After last train During train service No
1 33 Clutton 5. 55 a.m. 5. 55 a.m. No
2 41 Pensford and Bromley 9. 0 a.m. 9. 0 a.m. 3. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 57 Pensford 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. After last train During train service No


       Portishead 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
AA 65 Ashton Junction 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 20 p.m. NN No
--- 34 Ashton Swing Bridge South 5. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 2. 0 p.m. PP No
--- 10 Ashton Swing Bridge North 5. 30 a.m. --- --- --- No
--- 7 Avon Crescent 5. 30 a.m. --- --- --- No
--- 54 Canons Marsh Crossing 5. 40 a.m. --- --- --- --- No
LL 41 Clifton Bridge 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. QQ 10. 15 a.m. After last train No
2 63 Oak Wood 7. 45 a.m. 7. 45 a.m. 10. 15 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 50 Pill 7. 45 a.m. 7. 45 a.m. 10. 15 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 14 Shipyard Sidings 7. 45 a.m. 7. 45 a.m. 10. 15 p.m. --- --- Yes
2 45 Portishead 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. After last train 10. 15 a.m. After last train No


       Yatton to Witham

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
MM 1 44 Congresbury For first train After last train During train service No
2 74 Sandford and Banwell No
3 39 Axbridge No
1 57 Cheddar No
4 21 Lodge Hill No
2 37 Wookey No
1 4 Wells, Tucker Street No
--- 7 Wells, S & D. Yes
--- 0 Wells, E. Somerset No
4 68 Shepton Mallet No
3 28 Cranmore No
5 47 Witham --- Open continuously --- --- No


       Clevedon Branch

BB 3 29 Clevedon Closed --- (Worked as Ground Frame) No


       South Junction to Lydney

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
--- --- Berkeley Loop Junction 7. 0 p.m. 7. 0 p.m. 2. 0 a.m. --- --- Yes
1 2 Berkeley Station 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 8. 0 p.m. --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 15 Sharpness South 4. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 4. 30 a.m. No
--- 55 Sharpness Station 4. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 4. 30 a.m. No
1 26 Severn Bridge 4.45 a.m. 4. 45 a.m. 11. 30 p.m. --- --- No
--- --- Severn Bridge Station 4. 40 a.m. 4. 40 a.m. 11. 30 p.m. --- --- No
2 30 Otters Pool 4. 20 a.m. 4. 20 a.m. 11. 30 p.m. --- --- No


       Faringdon Branch

3 37 Faringdon --- --- --- --- --- ---


       Malmesbury Branch

3 45 Malmesbury --- --- --- --- --- ---


       Highworth Branch

2 10 # Kingdown Road For first train After last train As required Yes
3 38 Highworth Station No

    Notes

# From Highworth Junction
As required for Goods Traffic Sundays
* Or after 3. 30 a.m. Paddington clears
From Worle Junction
Or after 9. 50 p.m. Paddington clears
Wells S & D Box is switched out after last S & D Train on Saturdays until 6. 30 a.m. Mondays, also when any G.W. early or late train is run on other days
A From Westerleigh East
B When Box out of circuit, Junction set for Main Line
C From Westerleigh North
D When Box out of circuit, Junction set for East Depot to Marsh Junction
E When Box out of circuit, Junction set for Patchway to Severn Tunnel
F Open as required for Sunday Trains
G When Box out of circuit, Junction set Stoke Gifford to Swindon
H From Temple Meads East
J From Hutton
K From Weston-super-Mare West
L From East Depot Down Yard
M From St. Philip's Marsh
N From North Somerset Junction
P From Pensford
Q From Marsh Junction
R When Box out of circuit, Junction set North Somerset Junction to St. Philip's Marsh
S From East Depot Down Yard
T From Bristol East
U From Filton Junction
V From Stoke Gifford West
W From Westerleigh East. Milage Westerleigh North to Yate South Junction, 79 chains Down Line and 1 mile 4 chains Up Line
AA From Parson Street
BB From Yatton West Junction
CC From Frome
DD From Cattybrook Sidings
EE From Severn Beach
FF From Stapleton Road
GG From Stoke Gifford West
HH Opened on Sundays when required for traffic purposes
JJ From Henbury
KK From Filton Junction
LL From Ashton Junction
MM From Yatton West
NN Or after passing of 9. 48 p.m. Portishead
PP Or as ordered by Control
QQ Closed after 12. 20 a.m. Goods from Portishead has cleared

    

Great Western Railway Signal Boxes

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Reading, Newbury, Westbury, Castle Cary and Weymouth       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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