Ryde Starting Signal  

Starting signal at Ryde Pier Station, Isle of Wight. 

This is an example of a rail-built signal which was typical of Southern Railway signals that replaced earlier ones. 2 lengths of used bullhead rail are cut to height and then drilled for the signal wires and mechanisms.

 The white diamond indicates to the driver that the track here is "Track Circuited" and thus exempted from the requirement of Rule 55 to go to the signal box and report to the signalman.

Michael Taylor

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Last Updated: January 14, 2009
Michael Taylor