A Contemporary Perspective on GWR Signalling : Semaphore Swansong, Paperback

A Contemporary Perspective on GWR Signalling : Semaphore Swansong Paperback


For over 150 years Britain's railways have relied on a system of semaphore signalling, but by 2020, all semaphore signals and lineside signal boxes will be gone.

A Contemporary Perspective on GWR Signalling provides a unique record of the last operational mechanical signalling and infrastructure on Britain's railway network, as it applied to the former Great Western Railway (and lines owned jointly with other companies).

It also includes a comprehensive explanation of what mechanical signalling is and how it works.

Beautifully illustrated with over 400 contemporary images and with detailed information from a 2003-2014 survery, this is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in the traditional signalling systems of railways in Britain.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 430 colour images 17 maps & diagrams
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Trains & railways: general interest
  • ISBN: 9781847979490



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