Britain's Last Mechanical Signalling

Salute to the Semaphore

Gareth David

Mechanical signalling has been on the way out since colour signalling was introduced in the 1920s. It was originally intended to replace all mechanical signalling by the millennium, however, numerous outposts remain on the national network.
Date Published :
October 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
250 color photograhs and track diagrams
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526714732
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
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$59.95

Overview
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Mechanical signalling has been on the way out since colour signalling was introduced in the 1920s. It was originally intended to replace all mechanical signalling by the millennium, however, numerous outposts remain on the national network. Network Rail aims to eliminate the last of its mechanical signalling and move control to a dozen railway operating centres, but its pace is limited by the cost. This book looks at the last mechanical signalling on the British railway network.

About The Author
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Gareth DAVID is a lifelong transport enthusiast who has been following railways and transport photography for most of his adult life. He trained as a journalist and helped to launch Open Access Operator Grand Central Railway Company. Gareth is also a volunteer on the Mid Hants Railway, where he works as a booking clerk. This is his second book for Pen and Sword Publishing. Gareth writes a blog www.railwayworld.net

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