Signals at Taunton

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Taunton is a major station on the Great Western Main Line, just beyond Cogload Junction where the direct route via Westbury rejoins the original route to the West Country via Bristol. It retained traditional semaphore signalling until 1986, when the area was taken over by Exeter Power Signal Box.

I took most of these photos in 1984. I have split this gallery into separate pages for each of the signalboxes:-


West Station ganrty and signalbox West Station controlled the country end of the station, including the gantry here.
East Junction was at the London end, controlling the lines from Cogload Junction and the eastern junction with the goods lines, which bypassed the station. East Junction
Silk Mill Crossing track layout Silk Mill Crossing was the next box towards Tiverton. As well as a local level crossing and the southern exit from Fairwater Yard, by this time it had taken over control of the West Somerset line junction and the end of the down relief line.

Taunton index | West Station | East Junction | Silk Mill Crossing


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