Railway History Map of Britain - Lancashire and Yorkshire

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 14th November 2011 by Liam Physick

Here we see the railways of Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Rocket, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the National Railway Museum and somersault signals all appear in this extract. In somersault signals, the pivot of the arm of the signal was in the centre, and the arm was independent of the post: thus, in the off position (i.e. the indication that it was safe to pass), the arm would clearly appear in an almost vertical position, rather then be obscured by the post. They were designed by Edward French of the Great Northern Railway following a collision at Abbots Ripton, as a result of the arms being frozen inside their posts, and were first used in 1877

Railway History Map of Britain - Lancashire and Yorkshire

Tagged under: rocket, railway history, railway history map of britain, railway signals, robert stephenson

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