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L&SWR 1905 Steam Locomotive Headsignals

The headsignals detailed on this page are those set out in the July 1905 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
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Southampton via Main Line.
Waterloo & Basingstoke.
Willesden & Brentford via Gunnersbury.
Nine Elms & Southampton Dock via Main Line.

Headcode
3

Headcode
4
Southampton Docks & Nine Elms (Market Goods, Fruit or Potato Trains), via Main Line.
Waterloo & Twickenham via Kensington & Hounslow.
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Bournemouth West, via Direct Line.
Ludgate Hill & Wimbledon, via Haydons Road.
Waterloo & Richmond New, via Kensington.
Brent & Brentford, via Gunnersbury & Chiswick Junction.

Headcode
5

Headcode
6
Brentford & Wimbledon via Chertsey.
Basingstoke & Alton.
Exeter & Nine Elms (Market Goods & Fish Trains).
Clapham Junction & Richmond via Kensington.

Headcode
7

Headcode
8
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Dorchester, via Ringwood.
Gunnersbury & Twickenham.
Brentford & Neasden.
Waterloo to Clapham Junction (Kensington Arrival Platform) on Down Windsor Local Line from Queens Road.
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Guildford via Leatherhead (trains to carry Nº10 code between Guildford & Portsmouth).
Waterloo & Wimbledon via Main Line.
Salisbury & Dorchester via Wimborne.
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Southampton via Brentford, Chertsey & Woking.

Headcode
9

Headcode
10
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Guildford, via Cobbam.
Guildford & Godalming Goods.
Ascot & Farnham.
Clapham Junction & Kensington.
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Reading, via Twickenham.
Eastleigh & Portsmouth.
Salisbury, Wimborne & Bournemouth West.
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Portsmouth via Woking & Guildford.
Southampton, Eastleigh & Salisbury.
Waterloo & Wimbledon via East Putney.
Fareham & Gosport.
Bodmin & Wadebridge.

Headcode
11

Headcode
12
Waterloo & Kingston via East Putney.
Portsmouth & Hendon (MR) via Eastleigh, Chertsey, Richmond & Gunnersbury.
Amesbury Branch.
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Aldershot.
Farnham, & Southampton via Alton.
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Windsor, via Loop Line.
Waterloo, Hounslow, & Feltharn (including Trains terminating at Barnes).

Headcode
13

Headcode
14
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Hampton Court.
Waterloo & Twickenham, via Barnes.
Waterloo & Thames Valley Line via Twickenham.
Kensington & Woking via Chiswick Junction.
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Windsor via Twickenham.
Woking & Reading via Virginia Water Curve.

Headcode
15

Headcode
16
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Salisbury & Exeter.
Southampton & Portsmouth via Netley.
Clapham Junction. & Twickenham via Kensington & Chiswick Junction.
Battersea & Brent, via New Kew Junction.
Kensington & Woking via Richmond.
Guildford & Farnham.
Waterloo & Wimbledon Park Sidings via East Putney.
Dorchester & Southampton via Wimborne.
Weymouth, Portland & Easton. Passenger Trains.

Headcode
17

Headcode
18
Waterloo to Waterloo via Hounslow & Twickenham Waterloo & Kingston via Barnes.
Waterloo to Waterloo Roundabout Service via Kingston.
Special Race Trains, Reading & Surbiton via Virginia Water.
Brentford & Brent, via Old Kew Junction.
Southampton & Bournemouth via Sway.
Exeter & Plymouth.

Headcode
19

Headcode
20
Guildford & Aldershot.
Sidmouth Branch (Exeter & Sidmouth).
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Reading, via Loop Line.
Virginia Water & Weybridge.
Ascot & Woking.
Southampton & Salisbury via Redbridge.
Exeter & Padstow.

Headcode
21

Headcode
22
Southampton & Andover.
Wimbledon, Kingston, Richmond & Brent via Gunnersbury.
Woking & Windsor via Byflect Curve.
Winchester (GW) & Southampton.
Empty trains, Wimbledon Station or Sidings & Waterloo via the Main Line.
Waterloo to Waterloo via Twickenham, Whitton Junction. & Hounslow.

Headcode
23

Headcode
24
Nine Elms & Neasden via New Kew Junction.
All stations to Eastleigh Loco Depot.
Salisbury, Southampton West & Portsmouth via Netley.
Dorchester & Bournemouth Central.
Waterloo & Virginia Water, via Main line.

Headcode
25

Headcode
26
Empty trains, Waterloo & Clapham Junction.
Nine Elms Loco Yard to Clapham Junction.
Ludgate Hill & Richmond.
Ringwood & Bourne­mouth West via Christchurch.
Brentford & Southampton via Ascot & Farnborough Curve.
Swanage branch.
Exeter & Torrington.
Waterloo or Nine Elms & Southampton via East Putney.
Midhurst Branch.
Lymington Branch.
Southsea Branch.
Fareham & Stokes Bay.
Yeovil Branch.
Seaton Branch.
Ilfracombe Branch.
Turnchapel Branch.
Bishops Waltham Branch.
Cosham & Havant.
Whitchurch & Fullerton.
Dorchester & Bournemouth West.
Chard Branch.
Exmouth Branch.
Bude Branch.
Kensington to Wimbledon via Clapham Junction. & East Putney.

Headcode
27

Headcode
28
Ludgate Hill & Wimbledon via Merton Abbey. (Diamond Top of Smokebox between Ludgate Hill & Tulse Hill & additional White Round Centre Buffer Beam, Tulse Hill to Wimbledon) Shepperton, Richmond & Willesden via Gunnersbury.

Headcode
29

Headcode
30
Nine Elms & Brent via New Kew Junction. Staines & Weybridge. Plymouth & Cattewater Branch. Waterloo & Kingston via Kensington. Clapham Junction & Bournemouth via East Putney. Alton & Fareham. Tipton St. Johns & Exmouth. Axminster & Lyme Regis.

Headcode
31

Headcode
32
Southampton Docks & Nine Elms (Market, Fruit & Potato Trains) via Chertsey & Brentford. Willesden & Brentford via Kew East Junction
Willesden & Kew East Sidings (L & NW Co's Goods Trains).
Weymouth, Portland & Easton Goods Trains

Headcode
33

Headcode
34
Willesden & Nine Elms via Kew Curve. Waterloo or Nine Elms & Woking, via Richmond & Chertsey.

Headcode
35

Headcode
36
Engines, Nine Elms Loco Yard to Waterloo. (To carry the Headeode of the Train it has to work from Waterloo. When Two or more Engines are coupled together, each must carry its distinct beadcode, but only the last engine to carry a Tail Lamp) Stations to Nine Elms Loco Depot.
Exeter & Exmouth Junction.

Headcode
37

Headcode
38
Bollo Lane. & Richmond New. (North London Co's Ordinary Trains) (Also White Oval, side of Chimney). Bollo Lane Jn. & Richmond New. (North London Co's Special Trains).

Headcode
39

Headcode Headcode
40                41
Hammersmith & Richmond New. (Metropolitan & GW Co's Trains.) Bollo Lane Jn. & Kensington High St. (Midland Co's Goods Trains). Square with diagonal cross, centre of buffer beam.
N.B. There is some confusion over these two codes, with the diagram contradicting the text (no text for 41). If anyone has the answer, please advise the .
Special race trains in the London Suburban district.
Headcode
42
Headcode
43
Headcode
44
Headcode
45
Headcode
46
Headcode
47
Fast Trains with 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class Passengers. Stopping Trains with 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class Passengers. Members & First Class Trains, via East Putney or Twickenham. Members & First Class Trains via Earlsfield or EarIsfield & Kingston. Thames Valley Line Special Trains.
Waterloo & Ascot via Hounslow.
1st, 2nd & 3rd Class Trains via East Putney & Kingston.

Special excursion trains.
Headcode
48
Headcode
49
Headcode
50
Waterloo & Hampton Court via East Putney. Waterloo & Leatherhead via East Putney. Waterloo & Oxshott via East Putney.

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Special Trains (except Nos. 42-50 above) will carry a White Round Disc with Black Centre (Purple Light at Night) over Near Side Buffer.

*The Heavy Lifters Train going to an accident will carry the Special Disc or Lamp over each buffer.
*Trains passing onto the GWR will carry the GW code from the Last Stopping Station on the L.S.W, & vice versa

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This page was last updated 24 March 2003