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"History and Development of Railway Signalling" NRM series

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"History and Development of Railway Signalling" NRM series 03/08/2021 at 16:39 #140940
Steamer
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I saw an advert for the above book series in this month's railway magazine. They look interesting, but at £30 a pop the full series would be quite an investment. Has anyone here read them, and if so, what did you think of them?
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"History and Development of Railway Signalling" NRM series 04/08/2021 at 12:09 #140953
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I do own volumes 1, 2 & 4 in this series, they do cover the subject in great detail, anybody with a deep interest in railway signalling will enjoy them.
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"History and Development of Railway Signalling" NRM series 15/09/2021 at 09:12 #141570
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Steamer in post 140940 said:
I saw an advert for the above book series in this month's railway magazine. They look interesting, but at £30 a pop the full series would be quite an investment. Has anyone here read them, and if so, what did you think of them?
I have all 5 volumes:
1: Broad Survey
2: Telegraph/Absolute BLock/Singles
3: Freight Marshalling Yard Operation, Control and Signalling.
4: Level Crossings
5: Train Detection and Control

Very informative books well worth the money. If you have an interest in the development of Railway Signalling and interested in how it came about and works, these are for you. Bear in mind they are more technical than the usual "Rail Enthusiast" books.

Professional Railwayman since 1981. Railway Historian (SER, LCDR)
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"History and Development of Railway Signalling" NRM series 15/09/2021 at 18:33 #141580
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My early reading material came from the IRSE. Well recommended, though a little pricey for non-members.

https://www.irse.org/Store#!curr/GBP/cat/56d83463-9284-e611-80d3-00155d5e9641/page/1/sort/0

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"History and Development of Railway Signalling" NRM series 19/09/2021 at 07:29 #141611
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GeoffM in post 141580 said:
My early reading material came from the IRSE. Well recommended, though a little pricey for non-members.

https://www.irse.org/Store#!curr/GBP/cat/56d83463-9284-e611-80d3-00155d5e9641/page/1/sort/0
May or may not have just dropped a chunk of money on some textbooks here

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