Click on the map below for an enlarged view


GWR SIGNAL BOX MENU


       




    Great Western Signal Boxes


    Exeter Division


        Highbridge to Kingswear                       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
--- --- Highbridge --- Continuously --- --- No
1 63 Huntspill As required for traffic purposes --- --- Yes
1 4 Pottery Siding Open for calling Trains only --- --- Yes
--- 78 Dunball 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. --- --- Yes
2 26 Bridgwater --- Continuously --- --- No
1 60 Meads Crossing 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
2 26 Fordgate Closed Yes
2 12 Durston --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 5 Cogload 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 2. 0 p.m. Yes
2 25 Creech Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 7 Taunton (East Junction) --- Continuously --- --- YNo
--- 38 Taunton (West Station) --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 30 Taunton (West Junction) --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 64 Silk Mill Crossing --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 54 Norton Fitzwarren --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 75 Victory Siding --- Continuously --- --- No
2 63 Poole Siding 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 3. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 31 Wellington --- Continuously --- --- Yes
3 61 Whiteball Tunnel --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 61 Burlescombe 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
2 21 Sampford Peverell ---
---
---
---
---
---
---
10. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
---
Yes
1 58 Tiverton Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 12 Cullompton ---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
9. 15 a.m.
7. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
12 noon
---
Yes
2 17 Westcott --- Closed --- --- Yes
2 1 Hele --- Continuously --- --- No
1 17 Silverton 8. 0 a.m. 8. 0 a.m. 8. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 78 Rewe --- Closed --- --- Yes
1 44 Stoke Canon Crossing --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 28 Stoke Canon Junction ---
---
---
---
---
---
---
10. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
---
Yes
2 7 Cowley Bridge Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 72 Exeter (East) --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 16 Exeter (Middle) --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 22 Exeter (West) --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 61 St. Thomas 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 34 City Basin Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 52 Cotfield --- Closed --- --- Yes
1 72 Exminster --- Continuously --- --- Yes
1 74 Powderham --- Closed --- --- Yes
1 66 Starcross ---
---
---
---
---
---
---
10. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
---
Yes
1 71 Dawlish Warren --- Continuously --- --- No
1 52 Dawlish ---
---
---
---
---
---
---
10. 0 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
---
Yes
1 39 Parsons Tunnel --- Closed --- --- Yes
1 32 Teignmouth --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 22 Old Quay 8. 0 a.m. 8. 0 a.m. 4. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 64 Bishopsteignton 8. 0 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
2 19 Newton Abbot (Hackney) --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 41 Newton Abbot (East) --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 31 Newton Abbot (West) --- Continuously --- --- No
1 3 Aller Junction --- Continuously --- --- No
1 15 Kingskerswell 7. 30 a.m. 7. 30 a.m. 4. 30 p.m. --- --- Yes
-2 54 Torre --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 75 Torquay 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. T --- Yes
--- 68 Gas House Siding Open as required for Goods Train --- --- Yes
1 12 Paignton, North --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 19 Paignton, South --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 37 Goodrington 3. 50 a.m. 3. 50 a.m. A 8. 45 a.m. A No
2 13 Churston 4. 0 a.m. 4. 0 a.m. A 8. 50 a.m. A No
3 58 Kingswear 5. 15 a.m. 5. 15 a.m. A 9. 0 a.m. A No


       Yeovil Pen Mill to Athelney, part 2 (for part 1 see section 3)

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 43 Montacute 3. 55 p.m. 3. 55 p.m. 5. 45 p.m. --- --- Yes
2 52 Martock First train First train Last train 1. 20 p.m. Last train No
5 12 Langport West First train First train Last train 1. 30 p.m. Last train No
3 9 Curry Rivel Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
4 6 Athelney --- Continuously --- --- No


       Castle Cary to Curry Rivel Junction

--- --- Alford As required for attaching and detaching traffic --- Yes
4 54 Keinton Mandeville To open only as required for attaching and detaching
traffic or as necessary to prevent delays to trains
Yes
2 13 Charlton Mackrell 8. 30 a.m.
10. 0 p.m.
8. 30 a.m.
10. 0 p.m.
4. 30 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
---
---
---
6. 0 a.m.
Yes
3 38 Somerton --- Continuously --- --- Yes
2 0 Long Sutton and Pitney To open as necessary for attaching and detaching traffic;
for 11. 0 a.m. Penzance to Paddington and to prevent delays
Yes


       Taunton Loops

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
--- 15 Taunton (East Loop) --- Continuously --- --- Yes
--- 23 Taunton (West Loop) 4. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 4. 0 p.m. Yes


       Exeter Goods Loop

--- 68 Exeter (Riverside) Q --- Continuously --- --- No
--- 29 Exeter (Goods Yard) via Loop 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 14 Exeter (West) via Loop --- Continuously --- --- No


       Creech Junction to Chard

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
4 12 Hatch Opened as required for Train Service --- --- Yes
4 51 Ilminster First train First train Last train --- --- No
3 67 Chard First train First train Last train --- --- No


       Norton Fitzwarren to Minehead

3 7 Bishops Lydeard First train First train Last train First train Last train No
3 72 Crowcombe First train First train Last train First train Last train Yes
1 78 Leigh Bridge --- Closed --- --- No
3 76 Williton First train First train Last train First train Last train Yes
2 34 Kentsford --- Closed --- --- No
1 52 Washford First train First train Last train First train Last train No
2 29 Blue Anchor First train First train Last train First train Last train No
1 67 Dunster First train First train Last train First train Last train No
1 40 Minehead First train First train Last train First train Last train No


       Norton Fitzwarren to Barnstaple

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
4 40 Milverton First train First train Last train --- --- No
2 73 Wiveliscombe First train First train Last train --- --- No
4 65 Venn Cross First train First train Last train --- --- No
3 48 Morebath First train First train Last train --- --- No
1 30 Morebath Junction First train First train Last train --- --- No
1 70 Dulverton First train First train Last train --- --- No
3 56 East Anstey First train First train Last train --- --- No
5 10 Molland First train First train Last train --- --- No
4 26 South Molton First train First train Last train --- --- No
3 25 Filleigh First train First train Last train --- --- No
3 26 Swimbridge First train First train Last train --- --- No
3 22 Barnstaple East Junction --- Closed --- --- ---
--- 31 Barnstaple South Junction --- Closed --- --- ---
--- 33 Barnstaple First train First train Last train --- --- No


       Tiverton Cut - Off

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
--- --- Morebath Junction First train First train Last train --- --- No
1 52 Bampton First train First train Last train --- --- No
6 72 Tiverton First train First train Last train --- --- No
3 77 Cadeleigh First train First train Last train --- --- No
4 7 Thorverton First train First train Last train --- --- No


       Exeter St. Thomas to Heathfield

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
--- --- City Basin Junction --- Continuously --- --- Yes
4 58 Longdown First train First train Last train --- --- No
3 25 Christow First train First train Last train --- --- No
3 41 Trusham First train First train Last train --- --- No
4 20 Heathfield First train First train Last train --- --- No


       Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead

--- --- Newton Abbot East --- Continuously --- --- No
3 45 Heathfield First train First train Last train --- --- No
2 18 Bovey First train First train Last train --- --- No
6 14 Moretonhampstead First train First train Last train --- --- No


       Brixham 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
--- --- Churston 4. 0 a.m. 4. 0 a.m. A 8. 50 a.m. A No
1 70 Brixham First train First train Last train No


       Dainton Siding

1 52 Stoneycombe Siding Open only for calling trains and for blasting --- Yes
1 7 Dainton Siding --- Continuously --- --- Yes

    Notes

Open as required on Sundays for Train Service
A Closed after last train has cleared
Q Yard Box
T To open as necessary for Fish and Theatrical Traffic

    

Great Western Railway Signal Boxes

Signal Box Introduction       London, Reading, Didcot, Oxford, Wycombe and Banbury
Reading, Newbury, Westbury, Castle Cary and Weymouth       Bristol, Didcot, Severn Tunnel Junction and Highbridge
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

Home Page    Locomotive name database    Preserved Steam Locomotives

Sounds of Steam    Back to Basics    Barry Scrapyard     Sitemap    Steam Locomotive Index




Copyright © by John Daniel 2013.