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LC&DR Steam Locomotive Head Lights and Discs

The headcodes detailed on this page are those used by the London Chatham & Dover Railway from March 1896. A good variety of both coloured boards and lamps were used at this time in history.
Engines running between Snow Hill, Moorgate Street and King's Cross on the Metropolitan Railway had to carry, in addition to the discs, the usual Head Lights by day as well as by night.
The (text only) listing seemed a little ambiguous in places but hopefully has been interpreted correctly.
*Two different codes are shown for Nunhead and Greenwich Local Trains - one with a white disc (or lamp at night) on top of the smokebox and one with a white disc (or green lamp at night) over the righthand buffer!
If, however, you see something that is known to be incorrect, please advise the .

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

Day Night Day Night
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Main Line..
* Nunhead and Greenwich Local Trains.
L.C.& D. Relief Trains between Loughboro' and Ludgate.
Main Line Special Trains.
Special Main Line Trains between Herne Hill and City and between City and Herne Hill.


Headcode Headcode Headcode  
Trains between Herne Hill, Loughboro' and St Paul's.
Main Line, Crystal Palace and Greenwich Trains to St Paul's.
Note - These trains from St Paul's to carry same lights and disca as from Holborn.
Bickley to Catford and St Paul's
Local Trains on Metropolitan Lines between Loughboro' and St Paul's.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Metropolitan - from Victoria to Moorgate Street, from Moorgate Street or Holborn to Victoria. Metropolitan - Victoria to Holborn, Stewart's Lane to Holborn, Clapham Junction to Holborn.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Metropolitan - Moorgate Street, Holborn, Herne Hill & etc. to Stewart's Lane. G.N.R. Goods between Ludgate and Battersea Wharf.


Headcode Headcode
Between Clapham Junction
and Ludgate Hill
Ordinary Metropolitan light
between Ludgate Hill and
Moorgate Street.
Headcode Headcode
L.C.& D. and S.W.R. from Clapham Junction to Moorgate Street,
Moorgate Street or Holborn to Clapham Junction, and G.N.R.
and Midland Goods between Ludgate Hill and Clapham Junction.
South Western Trains - Snow Hill and Wimbledon via Herne Hill.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
South Western Trains - between Kensington and Snow Hill. L.C.& D. Trains & Engines for Snow Hill Siding.


Day Night Night Night
Headcode Headcode
North of Kings Cross on Down Journey and north of Finsbury Park on Up Journey.
Headcode
Between Ludgate Hill and King's Cross on the Down Journey and Finsbury Park on the Up Journey.
Headcode
Between Ludgate Hill and Victoria.
L.C.& D. and G.N.R. Through Trains between Victoria and G.N.R. stations.

Day Night Day Night
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
G.N.R. Trains to and from S.E.R. via Blackfriars Junction. Victoria and Crystal Palace (High Level).


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Crystal Palace - special Trains from Brixton to Crystal Palace. Moorgate Street and Crystal Palace.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Holborn and Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace, Greenwich, Loughboro' Sidings, also between Victoria, Stewart's Lane and Loughboro' Sidings.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Victoria and Greenwich Through Trains. Holborn and Greenwich Through Trains.
St Paul's to Catford and Bickley.


Headcode Headcode Headcode
From Moorgate Street to Snow Hill.
Headcode
From Snow Hill to Greenwich.
Headcode
From Moorgate Street to Snow Hill.
Headcode
From Snow Hill to Greenwich.
Moorgate Street and Greenwich Through Trains.
From Greenwich to Moorgate Street.
Moorgate Street and Greenwich Through Trains.
From Moorgate Street to Greenwich.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Moorgate Street and Greenwich Through Trains.
From Greenwich to Moorgate Street.
* Nunhead and Greenwich Local Trains.


Headcode Headcode Listing says "Same as Greenwich Boards", but which Greenwich Boards? Headcode
G.N. and Mid. Goods to Crystal Palace. Mid. Company will change lights and discs at Ludgate Hill. G.N. Goods to Brockley Siding.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Between King's Cross and Herne Hill
Headcode
Between Herne Hill and Bickley.
Holborn and Herne Hill, and Holborn, Beckenham and Bickley. Great Northern Goods Trains to Bickley.


   
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Midland Goods Trains to Bickley. G.N.R. Goods Trains to and from Herne Hill.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
G.N.R. Goods Trains to and from Elephant and Castle. Beckenham - Norwood Junction and Crystal Palace.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Great Western Trains between Longhedge Junction and Victoria or Stewart's Lane. London and North Western Goods.


Headcode Headcode Headcode
Between Victoria and Snow Hill.
Headcode
Between Snow Hill and Midland Stations.
Headcode
Trains and Engines between Victoria and Stewart's Lane. L.C.& D & Midland Trains between Victoria and Midland Railway


Headcode Headcode Headcode
Between Holborn and St Paul's and Denmark Hill
Headcode
Between Denmark Hill and Greenwich.
Headcode
Between Holborn and St Paul's and Denmark Hill
Headcode
Between Denmark Hill and Greenwich.
L.C.& D.R. Trains between Loughboro' and Holborn. Holborn and St Paul's to Greenwich Through Trains.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Midland Trains between Ludgate and Brixton Sidings. Midland Goods Trains - To and from Sorting Sidings and Herne Hill.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Midland Goods Trains - To and from Battersea. Midland Coal Trains between Kentish Town and Walworth Coal Siding.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Midland Trains to and from S.E.R via Blackfriars Junction. Midland Coal Trains between Kentish Town and Midland Coal Sidings, Stewart's Lane.


DEAL BRANCH.
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Between Kearnsey and Deal. Between Dover and Deal.


MAIN LINE TRAINS, running via CATFORD LOOP LINE.
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
To and from Victoria. To and from City.
This does not apply to the City and Bickley Local Service via Catford Loop.

SEVENOAKS, MAIDSTONE, ASHFORD, SHEERNESS, AND KENT COAST.
The same discs and lights as Main Line Trains.
Headcode Headcode    
L.C.& D. Trains between Bat and Ball and Tub's Hill stations, Sevenoaks.  

 
* - See note in header.

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This page was created 12 May 2011