Unlike the other signals here this one is complete and is connected to the lamp out indicator. The head lamps arrangement was a method of classifying trains so they could easily by identified by ground and signal staff.
So sticking to the theme of 7007 i have created my own version of the diagram with an addition using my hornby model of 7007 great western some lamps and a little bit of bluetac.
Gwr signal lamp. The gwr building livery remained largely unchanged from deep in victorian times when the first written references are to be found to the end of the grouping period except that a colour officially called chocolate was widely used in the 19th century but fell out of use after 1900 and at around the same time stone no 2 ceased to be used following the introduction of ready mixed paints see below. The distance between the signal or lineside sign displaying the first cautionary aspect and the signal or lineside sign at which the train is required to stop. Some british railway companies used the coligny welch signal lamp to clarify night aspects.
The ministry of transport recommended that the colour of distant signal arms and spectacles be altered from red to yellow in the early 1920s although. For the purpose of lineside signals the term stop signals also. Stamped on base am 1939 complete with glass funnel and incorrect globe.
The battery supplied power to the lamp out indicator in the signal box. Stamped on base am 1939 complete with glass funnel and incorrect globe. Great western railway original signal lamp brass filler cap 1940 stamped gwr.
This was fitted to distant signals and showed a white vee in addition to the main red or green light. Ending 7 nov at 4 32pm gmt 6d 23h. The white lens in these lamps amplified the light coming from the signal lantern.
They could also be used to signal workers when a train was on a sidetrack. These lamps were used at stations to tell trains to stop or keep going. The word signal includes not only colour light and semaphore signals but also any lineside sign that performs that function of a signal.
Vintage gwr railway lamp. Lostwithiel up branch distant 1978. Glass lens 138 dia x 21mm thick possibly for large railway lamp magnifys well.
The battery box at the base is also complete. Vintage railway lamp gwr signal lamp bulls eye lens complete with inner burner. Workers hung these from the caboose to signal the last car of the train.
This signal is 21 high and therefore has a 4 arm. 368 gwr signal box oil hanging lamp complete with hoop and chimney together with brass hanging or wall oil lamp. Ending 5 nov at 7 42pm gmt 5d 2h click collect.
Original signal lamp screw in brass filler 1940 gwr br great western railway br.