Bluebell Railway Signalling
The Bluebell Railway’s Signal and Telecommunications (S&T) Department has developed and maintains the signalling system which controls our trains. The work done is carried out to a very high standard, adhering as far as possible to full main-line specifications.
Right: The Volunteers of the S&T in 1984 with their newly constructed Sheffield Park Inner Home bracket signal.
The following pages are available describing the signalling system:
- The Signal Boxes – Current and former boxes on the Bluebell line.
- The Signals – A full review of the various types of signals in use on the Bluebell.
- Signal Box diagrams and descriptions of the signalling at:
- An explanation of all the different Bell Codes used;
- Electric Train Staff Instruments;
- Electric Train Key-Token Instruments;
- The Walkers Train Describers.
Other pages covering this aspect of the Bluebell:
- Horsted Keynes Re-signalling – a record of this now-completed project.
- The Horsted Keynes Signalling Fund’s former Football Competition raised significant funds for the overhaul of the signal box at Horsted Keynes and Operation Undercover. The competition continues, and now supports the Southern Railway Restaurant Car Nº7864 project appeal.
- Our Museum display at Sheffield Park incorporates the old Withyham Signal Box.
See also John Hinson’s pages at “The Signal Box”, which cover all aspects of traditional signalling.
Page updated 28 July 2012 by Peter Richards
and 26 February 2023 by Richard Salmon.