Railway History Map of Britain - railway signals

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

This extract from the Railway History Map of Britain shows railway signals through the ages. Particularly noteworthy is the semaphore signal (No. 4 in the left-hand diagram): this kind of signal caused the collision at Abbots Ripton in 1876, because the arm was frozen inside the post, which could be mistaken for the signal indicating “line clear”

Railway History Map of Britain - railway signals

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