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Pictures of Locations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Location Description
Axminster Station frontage in the 1990s
Bere Alston Station looking east towards Tavistock circa-1930 (Mike Watts collection)
Views of station during early 1970s period (courtesy Steve Johnson) 1 2 3 4 5
Views of station on 26 Dec 2001 (courtesy Mike Dunse) 1 2 3 4 5
Binegar Interior of signal-box in 1965
Bridgwater View of ex-GWR station looking north in late 1990s
Burnham Exterior of former signal-box, now at Washford station museum
Calstock View of viaduct looking from the west in 1998
Chard Junction Exterior of new signal-box
Interior of old signal-box in 1982, just before closure
Interior of new signal-box, showing panel
Chelfham View of viaduct from the Up side before restoration
Views of viaduct after restoration   Up side   Down side  (12 May 2003)
View of former signal-box awaiting restoration
Cogload View of former signal-box (in disguise!) at Coleford Railway Museum in 1997
Combpyne A view of the disused viaduct from the west in July 2000 ( Paul Cambridge)
Corfe Castle View of goods shed during restoration on 22 April 1997
Crewkerne Station building fronting Up platform, looking east
Station building fronting Up platform, looking west
Exterior of signal-box after closure
Dunmere Halt View of surviving platform adjacent to Camel Trail in July 1996
Evercreech Jcn South Interior of signal-box in 1966
Exeter Central
(buildings)
Interior of ( 'A') signal-box in1984, showing shortened 50-lever frame
Exterior of former 'B' signal-box in 2000, after closure
Front view of station frontage on 26th Dec 2000
Rear view of station frontage on 26th Dec 2000
Rear view of the disused Goods Shed on 26th Dec 2000
Exeter Central
(general area)
Looking east towards St James Park Halt on 26th Dec 2000
Looking west towards Howell Road bridge on 26th Dec 2000
Looking west towards New North Road bridge on 26th Dec 2000
Looking west across the station platforms on 26th Dec 2000
Looking west down the incline on 26th Dec 2000
Exmouth Junction Interior of signal-box in 1984
Gillingham Exterior of signal-box on 1st Jan 2000
Signal-box diagram post-1967
Glastonbury Exterior of old signal-box circa-1890s (courtesy Maurice Shaw)
Exterior of new signal-box circa-1901 (courtesy S&DRT Archives)
Interior of signal-box circa-1962, looking from Highbridge end ( David Milton)
Interior of signal-box circa-1962, looking from Wells end ( David Milton)
Interior of signal-box circa-1962, showing rear wall ( David Milton)
Signal-box diagram circa-1962 ( David Milton)
Gunnislake Views of the new station looking south, north, and towards the old station
Highbridge East 'B' Interior of signal-box in 1962, showing 'no staff' block instrument etc ( Ian Scrimgeour, courtesy Signalling Record Society)
Highbridge East 'C' Interior of signal-box circa-1963 ( Ian Scrimgeour, courtesy Signalling Record Society)
Honiton Interior of signal-box in 1984
Instow Exterior views of the signal-box in Jan 2000 from the north, south and rear
( Paul Cambridge 2000)
Lynton Station building from road side in 2003 (converted to private house)
Goods shed from road side in 2003 (converted to private house)
Meldon Viaduct View from the south in 1924 with Up train passing (collection Mike Watts)
View from the south looking eastwards in 1960 ( Mike Watts)
View from below of one of the 'legs' in 1960 ( Mike Watts)
Midford Interior of signal-box in May 1957
Okehampton Two views of the restored station on a wet 3rd Aug 1997
Pinesway The restored & extended ex-Wyke signal-box at the Gartell Light Railway
Pinhoe Interior of signal-box
Roadwater Former WSMR station building, seen through the trees in 1996
Romsey Exterior of signal-box as preserved on 1 June 1997
Interior of signal-box as preserved on 1 June 1997
Salisbury View of panel in power signal-box (Exeter and Westbury lines section) (courtesy John Francis)
Sherborne Iinterior of barrier control-point cupboard
Stoke Canon Crossing Exterior of signal-box after closure, in poor condition
Templecombe Exterior of signal-box on 4th Sep 2004 (with replacement windows)
Interior of signal-box (at earlier date), showing shortened 16-lever frame
Wareham Exterior of signal-box on 17th July 2004 (with replacement windows)
Wellow View of the station from the Radstock end circa-1905 (courtesy Wellow Archives)
Exterior of the signal-box in 1957
( Ian Scrimgeour, courtesy Signalling Record Society)
Exterior of the signal-box after closure in 2006
Interior of the signal-box in 1957
( Ian Scrimgeour, courtesy Signalling Record Society)
Wells (East Somerset) View of Wells East Somerset signal-box in 1935
( Ian Scrimgeour, courtesy Signalling Record Society)
Interior of Wells East Somerset signal-box 1935, showing diagram etc
( Ian Scrimgeour, courtesy Signalling Record Society)
Wells (Priory Road) View of former Wells 'A' signal-box mid-1950s after closure
(courtesy Wells Railway Fraternity)
West Bay Station building after restoration, seen from platform side
Station building after restoration, seen from road side
Westham Halt View of surviving platform looking towards Weymouth on 23 Sep 1997
Weymouth Exterior of signal-box after closure, photographed on 23 Sep 1997
Weymouth Quay Views of the tracks along the Quay on 23 Sep 1997.
Going down the line  1 2 3 4
Wilton Interior of Wilton (South) signal-box
Woody Bay View of the station looking towards Lynton on 2 May 1999
Exterior of signal-box on 2 May 1999 after restoration
Yeovil Junction Iinterior of former 'A' signal-box, showing replacement VT lever-frame
Pictures of Signals
Signal Description
Disc & Crossbar S&DJR-pattern disc-and-crossbar signal at Spetisbury pre-1900
EoD/L&BR Stop Ex-L&BR EoD-pattern 'stop'signal (ex-Chelfham) in preservation
S&DJR Stop S&DJR-pattern rail-post signal with two stop arms on Clandown Branch (courtesy Colin Maggs)
Stevens Flap Front view of ex-S&DJR 'flap' ground signal (ex-Highbridge)
Side view of ex-S&DJR 'flap' ground signal, showing 'slotting' gear
Pictures of Equipment
Equipment Description  
Banking Staff
(S&DJR Examples)
Ex-S&DJR Bath Junction to Combe Down tunnel bank engine staff
Ex-S&DJR Binegar to Masbury Summit bank engine staff
Block Instrument BR(WR) Tokenless Block instrument
Preece's 1-wire 2-position instrument at Templecombe Junction in 1957 (photo Ian Scrimgeour, courtesy Signalling Record Society)
Electric Key Token Evercreech Jcn North - West Pennard ( BR(WR) pattern alloy, 'A' configuration)
Pensford - Clutton (GWR pattern alloy, 'D' configuration)
Set of 4 from S&DJR Evercreech Jcn - Highbridge line (BR(WR) pattern)
Electric Key Token Instrument Tyer's "No Signalman" instrument (at Swanage Railway Museum) (courtesy David Hudson)
Tyer's "Auxiliary" instrument at Barnstaple (Junction) in 1987 (courtesy Spencer Taylor)
Electric Train Tablet
(Tyer's No 6 Pattern)
Bath Jcn - Midford (alloy, 'A' configuration)
Breamore - Fordingbridge (fibre, 'A' configuration)
Corfe Mullen - Broadstone (fibre, 'A' configuration)
Various ex-Meon Valley line, showing 'A' 'B' & 'C' configurations
Electric Train Tablet
(Tyer's No 7 Pattern)
Creech Junction - Ilminster (GWR brass, 'A' configuration)
(courtesy Great Western Trust, photo Martin Baker)
Gunnislake - Callington (brass, 'B' configuration))
Electric Train Tablet
(Tyer's No 7A Pattern)
Chelfham - Blackmoor (brass, with modified 'A' notch) (courtesy of R Burridge)
Blackmore - Wooda Bay (brass, 'A' configuration) (courtesy R Burridge)
Electric Train Tablets
(various)
Blandford - Shillingstone, original McK&H 'long section' square tablet (steel) and Tyers No 6 (fibre) for the section after closure of Stourpaine in 1951
Electric Train Tablet Instrument McKenzie & Holland "square tablet" instrument (damaged by fire), at Blandford S&DJR in 1906 (courtesy Mike Christensen)
Tyer's No 1 instrument in Wells 'A' S&DJR in 1935 (photo Ian Scrimgeour, courtesy Signalling Record Society)
Tyers No 6 instrument at Midford in 1966 (photo WCRA collection)
Tyers No 6 instrument (ex-North Cornwall line, at Launceston Steam Railway Museum)
Tyer's No 7 instrument (at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Museum) (courtesy David Hudson)
Occupation Key Ex-GWR Occupation Key for Chard North - Ilminster section (courtesy David Hayball)
Train Staff Ex-SR train staff for Bere Alston - Calstock section (courtesy Mike Soden)
Ex-S&DJR train staff for Highbridge 'C' - Burnham section
Ex-GWR train staff for Limpley Stoke - Camerton section
Train Staff & Ticket Equipment Ex-SR tickets boxes for Bere Alston - Calstock section (courtesy Mike Soden)
Ex-GWR ticket box for Creech Jcn - Ilminster section, with train staff (courtesy David Hayball)
Key for Train Staff Ticket box for Creech Jcn - Ilminster section (courtesy David Hayball)
Train Staff Ticket Barnstaple South Jcn - Barnstaple East Jcn, ex-GWR cardboard round white

Pictures of Locomotives and Rolling-stock

Loco/Vehicle Description
34016 WC 'Bodmin' at Yeovil Junction in 2000
A S Harris PD&SWJR Hawthorn Leslie at Bere Alston pre-1923 (courtesy Colonel Stephens Museum)
In Southern Railway days as E756 (location unknown)
Earl of Mount Edgcumbe PD&SWJR Hawthorn Leslie in works grey (courtesy Colonel Stephens Museum)
L&BR Brake Van Restored L&BR Brake Van No23 at Woody Bay station on 11th May 2003
SR Brake Van Restored SR brake-van at Yeovil Junction in 2000
Miscellaneous Pictures
Exeter Central - notice about engines on the wagon turntables in the former Up Sidings
Gunnislake - plaque for opening of new station in 1994
Pilton - description plate (damaged) for signal-box lever 6 (photo by David Hudson)
Sidmouth - complete set of description plates for the signal-box levers (photo by Peter Cattermole)
Whittaker Apparatus - a typical single-line tablet automatic exchanger at Washford station museum

All photographs on RailWest are Chris Osment or from the WCRA collection unless credited otherwise

Locations Locos/Stock Signals Equipment Miscellaneous