Resignalling Twelve Trees

Twelve Trees Junction

Hornby Magazine’s popular exhibition layout is in need of an upgrade to its signalling for future appearances. SIMON PALEY reveals how it could be resignalled with working colour lights to reflect prototype practice from the 1960s.

IT’S 1960 and a turbulent time for the railways of South London. BR’s modernisation plan to eradicate steam had been published five years before and in the intervening period there had been five fatal rail crashes on the Southern Region, four of which had been within the suburbs of London and included the Lewisham disaster. In the light of these events, the Southern Region’s signalling drawing office is planning to convert a major junction in South London to colour light working - Twelve Trees Junction.

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