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SER Steam Locomotive Head Lights and Discs

The headcodes detailed on this page are those used by the South Eastern Railway from June 1894. A square white board with two horizontal stripes (by day) and a green light (by night) with a blue "L" beneath indicates it was a "Local Charing Cross and Cannon Street" board. (The blue "L" is for indicative purposes only and was not on the engine, of course.) Note that there were both round and oval white discs used.

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

Day Day Special Night Night Special
MAIN LINE via SEVENOAKS
And below Tonbridge; also Tonbridge and Hastings - Paddock Wood and Maidstone - Ashford and Hastings - and Ashford and Ramsgate Branches.
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MAIN LINE via RED HILL TO TONBRIDGE AND READING BRANCH
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BETWEEN LONDON AND ROTHERHITHE ROAD AND BRICKLAYERS' ARMS
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BROMLEY LINE
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NORTH KENT LINE
Local Services via Blackheath
For Special Trains and Empties via Blackheath, see following diagram.
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Trains not in regular "Local" Service, Special Trains and Empties via Blackheath.
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DARTFORD LOOP LINE
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MID KENT LINE AND HAYES BRANCH
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GREENWICH LINE
And Local Service, via Greenwich
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Trains not in regular "Local" Service, Special Trains and Empties
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OXTED LINE TRAINS.
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PASSENGER TRAINS BEWTEEN G.N.R. and S.E.R.
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CANNON STREET and CHARING CROSS LOCAL TRAINS
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HYTHE AND SANDGATE - CATERHAM - PADDOCK WOOD AND CRANBROOK - WHITSTABLE - WESTERHAM, AND HUNDRED OF HOO BRANCHES, AND TONBRIDGE AND TUNBRIDGE WELLS (L.B. & S.C.R.)
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ELHAM VALLEY AND DOVER AND DEAL TRAINS
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S.E. COMPANY'S TRAINS BEWTEEN ASH AND ALDERSHOT TOWN
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WOODSIDE AND SELSDON ROAD TRAINS
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HEAD BOARDS AND LIGHTS OF FOREIGN COMPANIES' TRAINS
GREAT NORTHERN AND MIDLAND COMPANIES' TRAINS TO S.E.R., via METROPOLITAN JUNCTION
G.N.R. via Metropolitan Junction - same as shown for S.E. Trains running between S.E.R. and G.N.R.
midland company's
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G.E.R. TRAINS TO AND FROM NEW CROSS (S.E.R)
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METROPOLITAN COMPANY'S TRAINS TO AND FROM NEW CROSS (S.E.R)
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L.C. & D. COMPANY'S TRAINS TO AND FROM STROOD STATION (S.E.R)
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L.C. & D. TRAINS OVER DOVER AND DEAL LINE
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Trains running via the Kearnsey Loop have an additional Green Light.

L.C. & D. TRAINS TO AND FROM ASHFORD (S.E.R.)
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L. & S.W.R. COMPANY'S TRAINS BETWEEN ALDERSHOT TOWN, via S.W. LOOP
(Between Guildford and Aldershot Town)
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L. & S.W.R. COMPANY'S TRAINS BETWEEN WOKINGHAM AND READING (S.E.R.)
(Between Guildford and Aldershot Town)
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This page was created 30 June 2011