SREmG

SE&CR Steam Locomotive Head Boards and Lights

The headcodes detailed on this page are those used by the South Eastern & Chatham Railway from 12th February 1917. Special trains (except bewteen London and the Bricklayer's Arms Branch, London and Hither Green Sidings and Holborn and Cannon Street) were denoted by an unlit lamp in the middle of the buffer beam. The night codes used a white lamp to correspond to the white disc and a green lamp to correspond to the black cross with the special lamp lit showing a white aspect. Each engine was supplied with two boards only of corresponding pattern.one side showing the plain white disc and the other side the black cross on a white background.

SREmG is very grateful to the SECR Society which supplied this information for us to publish.

Day Ordinary Day Special Day Ordinary Day Special
MAIN LINES.
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Via Chiselhurst and Tonbridge.
Victoria and Main Line, via Herne Hill.
Victoria and Main Line, via Catford Loop.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Victoria and Ramsgate Harbour Branch, via Herne Hill. Victoria and Ramsgate Harbour Branch, via Catford Loop.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Holborn and Main Line, via Herne Hill. Holborn and Main Line, via Catford Loop.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Holborn and Ramsgate Harbour Branch, via Herne Hill. Holborn and Ramsgate Harbour Branch, via Catford Loop.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Main Line via Orpington Loop.
Via Chiselhurst Loop.
Via Swanley and Maidstone East.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Via Dartford Loop. Via Bexleyheath Line.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Via Greenwich. Via North Kent.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Via Beckenham Junction and Mid Kent. Tunbridge Wells and Hastings Branch, via Chiselhurst.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Tunbridge Wells and Hastings Branch, via Orpington Loop. Victoria and Herne Hill, Beckenham, Bickley and Orpington.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Holborn and Herne Hill, Beckenham, Bickley and Orpington. Orpington, Bickley, Beckenham, Herne Hill and Loughboro' Sidings to St Paul's Bays.


Headcode Headcode Headcode
Orpington, Bickley, Beckenham and Catford Loop to St Paul's Bays. London and Bricklayers' Arms Branch.


Headcode Headcode Headcode
London and Hither Green Sidings. London and Grove Park or Bromley North.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Beckenham and Norwood Junction.
Dunton Green and Westerham.
Swanley and Gravesend West Street.
Otford and Sevenoaks.
Tonbridge and Tunbrisge Wells LB&SCR.
Tonbridgr and Hawkhurst.
Ashford and Hastings.
Lydd Branch.
Canterbury West and Whitstable harbour.
Sandling Junction and Sandgate.
Folkestone Junction and Folkestone Harbour.
Crowhurst and Bexhill.
Sittingbourne and Sheerness.
Queenboro' and Leysdown.
Deal and Kearnsey.
Margate Sands Branch and Dover, via Chiselhurst and Minster.


Headcode Headcode    
Tonbridge and Maidstone West.
Margate Sands and Ramsgate Town.
Minster, Deal and Dover.
Elham Valley.
 


CROYDON, PURLEY, RED HILL AND READING LINE AND BRANCHES.
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Main Line, via Red Hill.
Reading Branch.
Caterham Branch and Tadworth Branch Through Trains.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Oxted Line, via Croydon. Purley and tadworth (Local).


Headcode Headcode    
Purley and Caterham (Local).
Ash (SE&C) and Aldershot Town (Local).
 


NORTH KENT, MID KENT, GREENWICH AND DARTFORD LOOP LINES.
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
North Kent, via Blackheath. Bexleyheath (Through Trains).


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Blackheath and Bexleyheath Line (Locals).
Strood and Gillingham.
Gravesend Central and Port Victoria.
Via Greenwich Line.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Via Dartford Loop. London and Addiscombe Road.
Oxted Line, via Mid Kent.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
London and Beckenham Junction, via Mid Kent. Elmer's End and Hayes.
Woodside and Selsdon Road.
New Beckenham and Beckenham Junction (Local)


Headcode Headcode Headcode
Cannon Street and Southwark Depot.
Charing Cross and Southwark Depot.
Cannon Street and Holborn.


METROPOLITAN EXTENSION, CRYSTAL PALACE, GREENWICH AND CATFORD LOOP LINES.
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Victoria, Stewart's Lane, Clapham Junction and Loughboro' Sidings to Holborn (L.L.) and Moorgate Street.
Moorgate Street, Holborn and Holborn (L.L.) to Victoria.
Victoria and Crystal Palace.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Victoria and Greenwich Park (Through Trains), also to Bickley and Orpington,
via Catford Loop.
Nunhead and Greenwich Park (Local).


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Victoria and Clapham Junction.
Stewart's Lane and Clapham Junction.
Victoria, City, Loughboro', Herne Hill, Crystal Palace and Greenwich Park to Stewart's Lane.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Victoria, Stewart's Lane, and Clapham Junction to Holborn. Loughboro' Sidings to Holborn.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Holborn and Greenwich Park (Through Trains), also Bellingham, Bickley and Orpington, via Catford Loop. Holborn, Holborn (L.L.), Victoria, Stewart's Lane, Crystal Palace and Greenwich Park to Loughboro' Sidings.


Headcode Headcode Headcode
Holborn and Cannon Street. Moorgate Street, Holborn (L.L.), Holborn and Crystal Palace.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Moorgate Street and Holborn to Clapham Junction.
From Orpington, Bickley and Catford Loop to St Paul's Bays.
From Crystal Palace to St Paul's Bays


Headcode Headcode Headcode
Stewart's Lane to Victoria.
Beckenham and Crystal Palace (L.L.).
Royal Special.


Headcode  
Brake Van Special.  


Local Services. - The Codes shown for Local Trains will apply only between the Points specified. Through Trains will carry Code according to route and destination throughout the journey.

Trains from St Paul's to carry the same Code as from Holborn.

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This page was created 6 May 2011