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    Great Western Signal Boxes


    Swindon, Gloucester, Cardiff and Pyle


        Swindon to Cheltenham                       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
--- 55 Swindon Loco Yard --- Open continuously --- --- ---
2 40 Bremell Sidings --- Open as required --- --- Yes
1 19 Purton --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
3 79 Minety and A. Keynes 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
5 42 Kemble --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 65 Coates See note Z --- --- Yes
2 42 Sapperton Sidings --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 1 Frampton Crossing 8. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 8. 15 p.m. Yes
1 40 Chalford 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 29 Brimscombe East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 20 Brimscombe West 12 noon
6. 0 p.m.
12 noon
6. 0 p.m.
1. 30 p.m.
8. 0 p.m.
--- --- Yes
2 40 Stroud --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 68 Stonehouse --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 63 Standish Junction (L.M.S.) --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 24 Haresfield (L.M.S.) --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 61 Naas Crossing (L.M.S.) --- Open continuously --- --- No
2 19 Tuffley Junction (L.M.S.) --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- --- Tramway Junction (L.M.S.) --- Open continuously --- --- ---
--- 20 Engine Shed Junction (L.M.S.) --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 8 Elm Bridge (L.M.S.) 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 37 Churchdown --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 75 Badgeworth 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 29 Hatherley Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 38 Gloucester Loop Junction 4. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 1. 10 a.m. Yes
1 38 Lansdown Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 42 Cheltenham Malvern Road West --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 25 Cheltenham Malvern Road East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 19 Cheltenham Station --- Open continuously --- --- No


       Gloucester to Cardiff

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 18 Gloucester South Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 27 Gloucester Goods Yard North --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 12 Tramway Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 23 Gloucester East --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 23 Gloucester West --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 33 Over Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 30 Over Sidings --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
3 37 Oakle Street 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 70 Grange Court --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
3 20 Newnham 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 3. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 74 Bullo Pill East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 26 Bullo Pill West --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 7 Awre Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
4 77 Lydney Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
--- 22 Lydney West --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 54 Woolaston --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
3 58 Beachley Junction 6. 0 a.m. --- --- ---
10. 45 a.m.
6. 0 a.m.
1. 0 p.m.
Yes
--- 60 Wye Valley Junction 7. 50 a.m. 7. 50 a.m. 9. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
0 64 Chepstow Station --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 32 Chepstow West --- Open as required --- --- Yes
1 48 Thornwood --- Open as required --- --- Yes
2 16 Portskewett 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 15 Caldicott Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
4 54       Severn Tunnel West --- Open continuously --- --- No
1
0
37
50
Severn Tunnel Junction East --- Open continuously --- --- No
0 31 Severn Tunnel Junction Middle --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 29 Severn Tunnel Junction West --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 57 Undy Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 10 Magor 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 72 Bishton --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 69 Llanwern --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 36 Lliswerry --- Open continuously --- --- No
0 58 East Usk Junction 3. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
0 63 Maindee Junction East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 39 Maindee Junction North --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 45 Newport East --- Open continuously --- --- No
0 29 Newport West --- Open continuously --- --- No
0 53 Gaer Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 27 Alexandra Dock Junction 1. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. P Yes
0 30 Ebbw Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 70 St. Brides --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 60 Marshfield Station --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 58 St. Mellons East 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 2. 0 p.m. Yes
0 60 St. Mellons West 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
1 43 Rumney River Bridge Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 41 Pengam Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 61 Roath 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 2. 0 p.m. Yes
0 17 Long Dyke Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 6       Stonefield --- Open continuously --- --- No
0 19 Newtown East 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
0 29 Newtown West --- Open continuously --- --- No
0 30 Cardiff East --- Open continuously --- --- No
0 29 Cardiff West --- Open continuously --- --- No


       Gloucester and Hereford 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
3 37 Longhope 6. 15 a.m.
---
---
6. 15 a.m.
---
---
10. 40 p.m. R
---
---
5. 15 a.m.
1. 30 p.m.
10. 45 p.m.
6. 10 a.m. A
4. 0 p.m. A
12. 45 a.m.
No
2 68 Mitcheldean Road 6. 15 a.m.
---
---
6. 15 a.m.
---
---
10. 45 p.m. R
---
---
5. 0 a.m.
1. 40 p.m.
10. 45 p.m.
6. 0 a.m. A
4. 0 p.m.
A
12. 45 a.m.
No
4 2 Ross-on-Wye 5. 15 a.m.
---
---
5. 15 a.m.
---
---
11. 30 p.m. R
---
---
5. 0 a.m.
1. 45 p.m.
10. 30 p.m.
5. 45 a.m. A
4. 15 p.m. A
1. 15 a.m.
No
4 14 Fawley 5. 30 a.m.
---
---
5. 30 a.m.
---
---
11. 15 p.m. R
---
---
4. 45 a.m.
2. 30 p.m.
---
5. 45 a.m. A
4. 15 p.m. A
---
No
3 76 Holme Lacy 5. 30 a.m.
---
---
5. 30 a.m.
---
---
11. 15 p.m. R
---
---
4. 30 a.m.
2. 0 p.m.
---
5. 30 a.m. A
4. 15 p.m. A
---
No
2 59 Rotherwas Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No


       Ledbury 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
--- --- Over Junction --- Open continuously --- --- ---
8 32 Newent 6. 15 a.m. 6. 15 a.m. 10. 00 p.m. --- --- No
3 63 Dymock 9. 40 a.m. 9. 40 a.m. 5. 40 p.m. --- --- Yes


       Cardiff to Pyle

0 30 Canton Sidings --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 50 Leokwith Junction --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 10 Ely 7. 30 a.m. 7. 30 a.m. 11. 30 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 55 St. Fagans --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 78 Peterston East 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
0 40 Peterston West 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 45 Pontsarn Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 18 Miskin Crossing --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 67 Llantrisant East 5. 15 a.m. --- --- --- 10. 0 p.m. Yes
0 31 Llantrisant West --- Open continuously --- --- No
1 51 Llanharan East 5. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 2. 0 p.m. Yes
0 18 Llanharan West 3. 45 a.m. --- --- --- 2. 0 p.m. Yes
0 39 Llanharan Colliery 8. 30 a.m. 8. 30 a.m. Sx
7. 30 a.m. So
4. 30 p.m. Sx
3. 30 p.m. So
--- --- Yes
0 65 Bryn-y-Gwynon --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 49 Pencoed East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 67 Pencoed West 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- --- No
1 27 Tremains East 5. 45 a.m. 5. 45 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. Sx
9. 45 p.m. So
--- --- Yes
0 72 Tremains West 5. 45 a.m. 5. 45 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. Sx
9. 45 p.m. So
--- --- Yes
0 58 Bridgend East --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 1 Bridgend Middle 5. 15 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
0 23 Bridgend West --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
2 2 Laleston 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 2. 0 a.m. Yes
1 51 Stormy --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
1 21 Pyle Junction 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
1 67 Pyle Sand Siding --- Open as required --- --- Yes


       Penarth Curves

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
0 23 Penarth Curve East 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
0 22 Penarth Curve North --- Open continuously --- --- ---
0 47 Leckwith Junction --- --- --- --- --- ---


       Penygraig 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
--- --- Llantrisant East --- --- --- --- --- ---
0 12 Llantrisant Branch 4. 35 a.m. --- N --- --- Yes
0 28 Mwyndy Junction 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. M --- --- Yes
0 67 Ynysmaerdy South Open as required between 10. 0 a.m. and 1. 0 p.m. --- Yes
0 51 Ynysmaerdy North Open as required between 10. 0 a.m. and 1. 0 p.m. --- Yes
0 29 Llantrisant Common Junction 7. 30 a.m. 7. 30 a.m. 9. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 77 Gellyrhaidd Junction 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. M --- --- Yes
0 65 Tonvrefail Open when required for traffic purposes only --- Yes
0 41 Cilely 7. 30 a.m. 7. 30 a.m. 3. 30 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 52 Penygraig 4. 20 a.m. 4. 20 a.m. M --- --- No
1 64 Clydach Vale 9. 0 a.m. 9. 0 a.m. M --- --- No


       Abergwynfi 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
--- --- Bridgend Middle --- --- --- --- --- ---
0 23 Bridgend West --- Open continuously --- --- ---
0 65 Coity Junction 5. 0 a.m.
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
6. 10 a.m.
---
No
1 28 Tondu South 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes
0 35 Tondu Middle 4. 50 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. No
0 15 Tondu North 4. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. No
1 41 Gelli Las 8. 30 a.m. 8. 30 a.m. 4. 30 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 64 Llangynwyd 4. 15 a.m. --- --- --- 5. 0 a.m. No
1 47 Maesteg South 4. 20 a.m. --- --- --- 5. 0 a.m. No
0 22 Maesteg Castle Street 4. 20 a.m. 4. 20 a.m. 12. 20 a.m. --- --- Yes
0 36 Llynvi Junction F --- --- --- --- --- Yes
0 18 Nantyffyllon Sidings F --- --- --- --- --- Yes
0 23 Nantyffyllon North F --- --- --- --- --- Yes
0 30 Coegnant F --- --- --- --- --- Yes
0 46 Caerau 4. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 5. 0 a.m. No
1 15 Cymmer 4. 35 a.m. --- --- --- 5. 0 a.m. No
2 60 Abergwynfi 4. 40 a.m. 4. 40 a.m. M --- --- No


       Blaengarw 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
--- --- Tondu Middle --- --- --- --- --- ---
0 16 Tondu Ogmore Junction 4. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. No
0 42 Brynmenyn Junction 4. 30 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. M --- --- No
2 3 Llangeinor 4. 30 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. M --- --- No
1 11 Pontyrhyll Open when required for traffic purposes only --- Yes
1 37 Pontycymmer G 8. 30 a.m. 8. 30 a.m. M --- --- Yes
0 29 Victoria G Open when required for traffic purposes only --- Yes
0 37 Blaengarw 4. 45 a.m. 4. 45 a.m. M --- --- No


       Nantymoel 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
--- --- Brynmenyn Junction --- --- --- --- --- ---
2 4 Blackmill 4. 30 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. M --- --- Yes
2 18 Caedu 4. 40 a.m. 4. 40 a.m. M --- --- No
0 48 Ogmore Vale, South 4. 45 a.m. 4. 45 a.m. M --- --- No
0 8 Ogmore Vale, North 4. 50 a.m. 4. 50 a.m. M --- --- No
0 56 Wyndham Pits, South K 4. 50 a.m. 4. 50 a.m. M --- --- Yes
0 50 Nantymoel K 4. 50 a.m. 4. 50 a.m. --- --- --- No


       Gilfach Goch Branch

--- --- Blackmill --- --- --- --- --- ---
3 32 Hendreforgan 4. 35 a.m. 4. 35 a.m. M --- --- No
0 78 Gilfach Goch 4. 50 a.m. 4. 50 a.m. M --- --- No


       Tondu Ogmore 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
--- --- Llanharan West --- --- --- --- --- ---
4 51 Bryncethin Junction 4. 0 a.m. 4. 0 a.m. M --- --- No
2 13 Tondu Ogmore Junction --- --- --- --- --- ---


       Porthcawl Branch

--- --- Tondu Middle --- --- --- --- --- ---
0 35 Tondu Velin Vach 4. 50 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. No
2 29 Cefn Junction 4. 50 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. No
3 26 Pyle Junction --- --- --- --- --- ---
0 62 Heol-y-sheet --- Closed --- --- Yes
0 45 Cornelly 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. 9. 30 p.m. --- --- No
2 14 Porthcawl 5. 50 a.m. 5. 50 a.m. 9. 30 p.m. --- --- No


       Nettlefolds Branch

0 41 Nettlefolds Branch 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. Yes

    Notes

Unless otherwise ordered by Control
Mondays only
From Caldicot
From East Usk Junction
A October 28th to December 16th, 1945 only. To remain open for return assistant engines.
E Remain open until last train has cleared
F These Boxes are attended to by the Signalman at Nantyffyllon North from 8. 0 a.m. to 12. 15 night or as ordered by Control
G These Boxes are attended to by the Signalman at Pontycymmer from 6. 50 a.m. to 9. 55 p.m. or as ordered by Control
K These Boxes are attended to by the Night Signalman at Ogmore Vale North
M After train service is completed
N After last train on Saturdays
P After last Freight train and Yard work completed
Q When this Box is closed, the E.T.S. circuit is between Bilston Junction and Bullo Pill West by Electric Token Instrument
R Or after last train has cleared
Z Open to deal with the following Freight Trains having traffic to attach or detach ; 8. 15 a.m. Swindon to Gloucester, 10. 15 a.m. Kemble to Gloucester, 9. 0 a.m. Gloucester to Swindon
       
    The Ely Valley, Llynvi, Ogmore, Garw, Gilfach, Tondu, Ogmore and Porthcawl Branch and Tondu Yard Boxes close after the train service is completed on Sunday mornings, or as instructed by the Tondu Controller. The times of closing on week nights are approximate and it must be understood those Boxes close when the train service is completed.

    

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    Exeter Division
Plymouth, Ashburton Junction and Penzance       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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