SREmG

L&SWR 1921 Steam Locomotive Headsignals

The headsignals detailed on this page are those set out in the July 1921 London & South Western Railway's Rules. A white disc was shown during daylight hours, and a white lamp during darkness, to designate the following routes/special workings:-
Headcode
1
Headcode
2
Light engines and empty stock, Waterloo and Wimbledon Park via East Putney
Brentford and Twickenham via Whitton Junc
Petersfield and Midhurst
Weymouth, Portland and Easton
(Passenger Trains)
Guildford and Farnham
Exeter and Torrington
Eastleigh and Bulford
via Chandlers Ford and Andover
Woking and Chertsey and Reading
via Virginia Water Curve
Southampton Docks, Brockenhurst and Dorchester via Wimborne
Botley and Bishps Waltham
Plymouth and St Budeaux
Bodmin and Wadebridge
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Southampton Docks via Main Line
Willesden and Brentford via Gunnersbury
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Twickenham via Windsor
Southampton West to Lymington (through trains)
Fareham and Stokes Bay
Havant and Cosham
Whitchurch and Fullerton
Yeovil Junc and Yeovil Town
Chard Junc and Chard
Seaton Junc and Seaton
Exeter and Exmouth
Barnstaple Junc and Ilfracombe
Halwill Junc and Bude

Headcode
3

Headcode
4
Staines and Weybridge
Brookwood and Bisley Camp
Alton and Fareham
Bentley and Borden
Fort Brockhurst and Lee-on-the-Solent
Hamworthy Junc and Hamworthy
Salisbury and Bulford
Axminster and Lyme Regis
Tipton StJohns and Exmouth
Plymouth and Cattewater

GWR trains, Winchester Cheesehill and Southampton Docks
GWR Barnstaple GW, Barnstaple Junc and Ilfracombe
GWR Bodmin GW and Wadebridge
Ludgate Hill and Wimbledon
via Merton Abbey
Ringwood and Bournemouth West via Christchurch
Wareham and Swanage
Ascot and Woking
via Frimley
Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Reading via Loop Line
Willesdon and Brentford via Kew East Junc
Weybridge and Virginia Water
Guildford and Aldershot
Exeter and Sidmouth
Plymouth Friary and Turnchapel
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Hampton Court

Headcode
5

Headcode
6
All stations to Nine Elms Loco All stations to Eastleigh Loco

Headcode
7

Headcode
8
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Guildford via Leatherhead
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Southampton Docks via Brentford, Chertsey and Woking
Waterloo and Wimbledon via Main Line
Salisbury and Dorchester via Wimborne
Brentford and Neasden via Kew East Junc
Southampton Docks and Andover via Redbridge
Nine Elms Loco and Nine Elms Goods via Engine Line or Queen's Road
Portsmouth to Fratton Loco
Exeter and Exmouth Junc Loco
Bournemouth West and Dorchester
Kensington and Woking
via Richmond

Headcode
9

Headcode
10
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Richmond via Kensington
Brentford and Brent via Kew East Junc
Light engines and empty stock, Wimbledon or Durnsford Road and Waterloo via Main Line
Salisbury and Southampton West and Portsmouth via Netley
Woking and Windsor via Byfleet curve
Exeter and Padstow
Waterloo and Twickenham via Barnes
Waterloo and Shepperton via Twickenham
Brentford and Brent via Chiswick Junc
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Southampton Docks via Alton
Salisbury and Bournemouth West via Wimborne
Fareham and Gosport
Ballast trains to Meldon from Exeter
and stations west

Headcode
11

Headcode
12
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Plymouth
Battersea and Brent
via New Kew Junc
Southampton Docks and Portsmouth via Netley
Windsor and Ascot via Staines curve
Bournemouth Central and Dorchester
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Guildford via Cobham
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Reading via Twickenham
Clapham Junc and Kensington
Guildford and Godalming Goods
Ascot and Farnham
Eastleigh and Portsmouth
Southampton Docks and Salisbury
via Redbridge

Headcode
13

Headcode
14
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Woking via Richmond and Chertsey
Eastleigh Loco and Bevois Park Sidings
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Southampton Docks via East Putney

Headcode
15

Headcode
16
Light engines and empty stock Waterloo and Clapham Junc
Nine Elms Loco to Clapham Junc
Southampton Docks and Andover
via Eastleigh
Light engines, Waterloo Station to B Box loco siding (the "Beach")
Light engines turning on Bournemouth West triangle
Light engines and empty stock to Clapham Junc from stations west

Headcode
17

Headcode
18
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Brockenhurst and Bournemouth West via Sway
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Windsor via loop line
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Shepperton via Kingston
Kensington and Wimbledon via Clapham Junc
Southampton Docks and Brent via Richmond and Gunnersbury

Headcode
19

Headcode
20
Waterloo to Waterloo via Kingston Roundabout
Clapham Junc and Richmond New via Kensington
Ludgate Hill and Wimbledon via Haydon's Road
Southampton and Willesdon via Richmond and Gunnersbury
Parcels trains, Waterloo and Clapham Junc

Headcode
21

Headcode
22
Nine Elms and Brent via New Kew Junc
Weymouth and Portland and Easton (goods)
Exeter and Nine Elms
(market goods and fish)
Eastleigh Loco to Southampton Docks
Nine Elms and Willesdon via New Kew Junc
Southampton Docks and Nine Elms via main line (market goods, fruit or potatoes)

Headcode
23

Headcode
24
Kingston and Twickenham and Willesdon via Gunnersbury
Nine Elms to Nine Elms via Certsey and Brentford or vice versa
GWR trains Cattewater Junc and Plymstock
Southampton Docks and Salisbury
via Eastleigh
Southampton Docks and Nine Elms via Chertsey and Brentford (market goods, fruit and potatoes)

Headcode
25

Headcode
26
Brentford and Southampton Docks via Ascot and Farnborough curve
Waterloo and Virginia Water via main line
Nine Elms and Neasdon via New Kew Junc
Waterloo and Nine Elms Goods
Woking and Kensington
via Brentford and Chiswick Junc
Southampton Docks and Bournemouth West via Sway

Headcode
27

Headcode
28
Waterloo or Nine Elms and Portsmouth via Woking and Guildford All stations to Feltham Marshalling Yard

Headcode
29

Headcode
30
All stations to Strawberry Hill Loco Royal train, discs may be plain or armed

Headcode
31
Special trains apart from royal trains and race trains, white disc with black spot by day, purple light by night
Headcode
32
Headcode
33
Headcode
34
Headcode
35
Headcode
36
Headcode
37
Headcode
38
Special trains to race meetings and other events
Inspection engine No 733 carried four cast iron discs, white edged with red, one at the top of the smokebox and three on the buffer beam, Dugald Drummond having assumed a variation on the royal head signal
South Western trains carried Great Western standard headcodes on the following lines:
Devonport-Lipson Junc
Dorchester-Weymouth
Southampton West-Oxford
Foreign engine working over South Western lines:
GNR to and from Clapham Junc: White discs (or lights), one at the top of the smokebox and two, superimposed, at righthand side of buffer beam
GNR between Clapham Junc and Brentford: White discs (or lights), one in centre of buffer beam and two, superimposed, at righthand side of buffer beam
LBSC between Guldford and Peasmarsh Junc: White disc (or light) in centre of buffer beam
Midland to and from Clapham Junc: White disc (or light) on righthand side of buffer beam and white disc with red cross (or blue light) in centre of buffer beam
Midland between Bollo Lane and Acton Lane Juncs: White discs (or lights), one at the top of the smokebox and one at lefthand side of buffer beam
MSWJ between Andover Junc or Red Post Junc and Southampton: Passenger trains, unlit lamps (or white lights) in the centre and at the lefthand side of the buffer beam Goods trains, unlit lamps (or white lights) at the top of the smokebox and the lefthand side of the buffer beam Empty Stock, unlit lamps (or white lights) at the top of the smokebox, the lefthand and the right hand sides of the buffer beam Light engines, Unlit lamp (or white light) on righthand side of buffer beam
SDJ between Bournemouth West and Broadstone Junc: Passenger trains, unlit lamps (or white lights) at the top of the smokebox and at the lefthand side of the buffer beam Goods trains, unlit lamps (or white lights) at the top of the smokebox and at the righthand side of the buffer beam
SEC between Shalford Junc and Ash Junc: White disks (or lights) at the top of the smokebox and the righthand side of the bufferbeam
SEC between Ludgate Hill and Clapham Junc: White disc with red cross at righthand side of buffer beam (or white light at rightahand and green light at lefthand sides of beffer beam
SEC between Stuarts Lane and Clapham Junc: White disc with two horizontal black stripes at lefthand side of buffer beam (or green lights at righthand and kefthand side of buffer beam)

Return to Steam Loco Headcodes index page.

This page was last updated 11 June 2005