Caledonian Railway Signalling Caley CR - The Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Caledonian Railway Signalling Caley CR

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Caledonian Railway Signalling Caley CR



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The face of the Caledonian Railway was unmistakable, whether in the remote Highlands or the bustling industrial areas of central Scotland. Hitherto, studies of the railway have concentrated on its characteristic locomotives and rolling stock. For the first time, a volume is now devoted to the Caledonian infrastructure, in particular the signals, the telegraph pole routes and the signal boxes, which also distinguished the Caledonian scene. A close look with the sharp eye of the modeller is taken at these and their associated equipment. The signalling system existed to serve the traffic and so this book sets it in this wider context, recording how methods of controlling traffic evolved ingeniously to meet changing needs and discussing the men who devised and maintained it. A valuable chapter explains the organisation, and an explanation of the work of the operating staff is supplemented by John Paton's definitive essay on the architecture of their workplace, the signal box. Its development is charted by an unrivalled collection of photographs. This story of how a great railway tackled safety and capacity is richly illustrated by historic photographs, which serve to throw a new and fascinating light on the Caledonian scene. Adherents of other railways who read this volume will find themselves looking at their own linesides with renewed interest, while admirers of the Caledonian will find much to sustain and enrich their passion. 328 pages hardback.

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Item location: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom


About Us

The Vale of Rheidol Railway (WelshRheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft 11 3/4 inches (603 mmnarrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 11 3?4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.

Until 
privatisation, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. Unlike some other preserved railways in the United Kingdom, the Vale of Rheidol Railway has never closed, with the exception of wartime and has operated a service for tourists through its life. The railway celebrated its centenary in 2002. 

The Railway is a charity, meaning the income it generates goes back into the railway, to aid in restoration and running of the steam locomotives. Buying through our online giftshop enables you to get the product you want but also donate to the railway and keep it alive.
 


 
Geraint Roberts
Vale of Rheidol Trading Ltd
Park Avenue
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1PG
United Kingdom
Company registration number: 9146470
VAT number: GB 489240712

 

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