S&T reference folder 1969

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John Wagstaff and David Josey who ran the FR Signal Gang from late 1968 were very much aware that most people in the gang were not railway signal engineers and many were not even professional railwaymen. Thus they did not have access to the documents and drawings that John and David had, working as they did in Croydon head office of the SR S&T. John and David therefore put together a series of drawings and issued them to regular members. Some of these drawings were copies of training sketches that the Southern Railway/Southern Region S&T training section issued, some were new drawings they drew ourselves. The SR S&T management were well aware of the excellent practical training that the young signal engineers were getting when volunteering on the FR, that they agreed to the use of these drawings. The drawings were Foolscap Folio size and were issued in ring backed folders to sub groups and individuals in the Signal Gang. As they are drawn on foolscap folio size sheets they do not quite scan vertically onto an A4 sheet, so some sheets are shown on two pages.

The object was to help individuals expand their knowledge of signalling matters and to act as a reference. Some were of more relevance to the FR than others, though including a third-rail conductor clearance drawing was surely tongue in cheek! The inclusion of a WBS style L miniature lever power frame was also done mischievously, though perhaps one could say, with hindsight, that they had prescience, as one is now working at Harbour Station. John and David were looking to the future when neither of them would be around the FR. These drawings are now offered to people in the same spirit. For the full folder index see S&T reference folder 1969 index.

Some of these drawings have been, and others will be, used to illustrate articles in the FR Heritage Group Journal. These articles are referenced against the appropriate drawing. Notes are attached to drawings to better explain the working and use of the equipment, and where it has been used on the FR.

S&T: Signal and Telecommunications (formerly Telegraph).

WBS: Westinghouse Brake & Signal Company - manufacturers of S&T equipment.

Sykes, Stevens: Other manufacturers of S&T equipment.

SG-1 Painting of levers in a signal box

SG-2 ditto

SG-3 ditto

SG-4 Painting of signals (two drawings)

SG-7 CLS Straight post

SG-8 Understanding the structure gauge

SG-11 Mechanical semaphore wire adjuster - screw

SG-12 Mechanical semaphore wire adjuster - wheel

SG-13 Mechanical Point Detection

SG-14 Mechanical Point operation (two drawings)

SG-15 Mechanical Point Compensator settings - Imperial

SG-16 Metal numbers & letters used to identify point ends – screwed to sleeper

SG-21 Simple mechanical locking explained (two drawings)

SG-23a Stevens elevated lever frame

SG-23b Stevens ground lever frame

SG-24 WBS A2/A3 elevated lever frame (four drawings) that were intended for use first at TYB

SG-25 WBS L style miniature lever frame as used in Porthmadog Harbour station signalbox.

SG-31 Methods of attaching circuit controllers to elevated lever frames

SG-34a Hand plunger

SG-34b Foot plunger

SG-40 WBS LCC - methods of attaching to elevated lever frame (two drawings)

SG-41 Circuit controller(CC) arrangements for a lever frame CC (two drawings)

SG-42 Circuit controller contacts and springs (two drawings)

SG-42 WBS lever lock operation (two drawings)

SG-44 WBS Lever lock & throw-down operation (two drawings)

SG-45 WBS Lever lock - lock proving & economiser contacts (two drawings)

SG-61 Rotary 2-way circuit controllers primarily designed for semaphore arm detection (two drawings)

SG-62 Upper quadrant semaphore - On & Off settings

SG-63 Fitting arm position detector to SR style shunt signal

SG-64 Electrical banner repeater signal (two drawings)

SG-72 -1&2 Silec Treadle (two drawings)

SG-76 Fouling bars - use of (two drawings)

SG-152 Signaling relay - DC neutral

SG-153 Signaling relay - DC interlocked

SG-156 Signaling relay - polar stick type (two drawings)

SG-157 Post Office relay - 3000 type (two drawings)

SG-158 Uniselector - principle of operation

SG-185 Single stroke bell (two drawings)

SG-301 Mechanical signal wire termination - using binding wire (two drawings)

SG-302 Mechinical signal wire - splicing two wires together (two drawings)

SG-303 Wire rope termination - sleeve method (two drawings)

SG-304 Telegraph pole - terminating a stay-wire using a thimble

SG-305 Telegraph pole - leading-in wires (two drawings)

SG-306 Telegraph pole - fixing braces

SG-307 Signal wire termination - without binding wire

SG-311 Insulated rail joint (IRJ)

SG-313 Track circuit rail bonding - straight joint

SG-347 Spagnoletti needle