This unique new reference book is perfect for all those planning to take up a signalling role on Britain's heritage railways, and also a valuable aide memoire for existing railway signalmen. The reader is given a background history of the development of railway signalling since its beginnings in the 19th century as well as practical advice on the operation of the signalling. Although the practices vary from railway to railway according to the different traditions and the variations in the equipment, the principles are followed by all. This volume also includes examples of the range of signalling to be found on the heritage railways in the UK as well as explaining the rules of signalling that are established on all railways.
Written by a volunteer signalman with firsthand experience and knowledge to impart to all aspiring signalmen, this will be an indispensible manual for all those wishing to take up railway signalling on one of the main heritage railways in Britain, as well as being of interest to all those with a more general interest in the operation of railway signalling.