Railways stuff

LogoClive's UndergrounD Line Guides are a line-by-line guide to London's Underground, giving history, station layouts, distances, and much more.


The game of Lobo, a card game based on the London Underground.


Signalling; all kinds of articles about railway signalling (though there's not much there yet).


SimSig is a signalling simulator. It's not written by me, but I've done some tools for it.


Signalling and other diagrams; currently the only signalling diagrams are of the old mechanically controlled Liverpool Street, though I hope to include more in the future. The other diagrams currently consist only of Cambridge tram maps.


Photographs of railway topics.


Clive's On-line Routeing Engine - an implementation of the baroque rules governing rail journeys in Britain.


Alistair Bell's attempt to visit every Underground station on 30th December 1999.


List of Railway Movies compiled by Mike Trout and Mark Brader.


Atmospheric and Pneumatic Railways, also by Mark Brader.


Notes on the 1923 Grouping.


Off-site links

Links to other railway information sites.

Signalling

The IRSE is the professional body concerned with signalling.

I'm not the only person interested in signalling. John Hinson runs the Signal Box. Various people other than myself have done technical articles on signalling in the UK; some of these are listed here.

Moving abroad, Mark Bej has made available various signalling diagrams from the northeast USA, and lots of signalling things. Calvin Henry-Cotnam has written a description of the CROR (Canadian) signalling rules; the USA is similar. R.Burnet has provided nice diagrams of the semaphore aspects, and Robert Schoenberg has provided stuff about the PRR that includes Conrail signal aspects.

In the other direction, Hiroshi Naito has a nice Japanese Railfan site. And, closer to home, Hugo Leandro has done pages on Portuguese signalling while Roland Smiderkal has pages on Austrian and Swiss signals.

The UK timetable

You can now get this from Railtrack or from Deutsche Bahn.

Railway systems

There are now official UK Railways and also Railtrack pages. North Western Trains has a site with real-time train information. System-wide Weekend Engineering information is also available. Another Railtrack site includes a wonderful set of maps showing, for each line in the UK, which zone operates it and what the loading gauge and route availability are.

The Bluebell Railway is a well-known preserved line. After some prodding, they're now adding signalling-specific pages.

Greg Scott has produced a site about British railways, concentrating on rolling stock lists. And Kenneth Butler is working on mileage tables for Railtrack.

The New Adlestrop Rail Atlas is a map of all existing and closed lines in Britain.

Going abroad, NS in the Netherlands has an official site. Again, Roland Smiderkal has Austrian and Swiss rail stuff.

Metro systems

There is an official London Transport site, including an LU map. John Rowland's site has some diagrams of LU stations and some interesting variations on the standard diagram. David Arquati has a site on transport projects in London.

There are maps for the Paris Metro and RER, while the Tyne and Wear Metro site is quite nice, if fairly simple.

Several Light Railway and Metro sites are available from a link page from RailInfo.

Amsterdam has an integrated public transport system. Part of this is the new, planned, North-South line (also available in Dutch). I have to include them, because they link to me.

Read a complete book about the IRT in New York.

The San Francisco "Muni" is their tram system. They have a long tunnel under the central area, and a real-time display of where the trams are in it.

The Royal Mail has its own railway under London called MailRail, but that link doesn't go there yet because they haven't written the pages. Colin Karslake also has a site about it with some pictures.

Accidents

David Fry is developing a historic railway accidents site. I'm going to reserve judgement for now.

Link farms

Other stuff

London Underground Railway Society official site.

The Royal Mail is a large user of rail services, and even owns its own trains.

There's a webcam looking at the Forth Bridge. I may add other good webcams here at a later date.

There is now an Official Thomas the Tank Engine site.

Ledbury Railway Station will sell you rail tickets via email. Good luck to them.

Um ...

I don't quite know how to describe this: Geoff Ryman's WWW-novel 253 (now also available in paper form).

I can describe this, but some of the things on this strange locomotives site are best left undescribed. Particularly this one.

To be classified - might not still exist

Railway-based search engine

Connex real-time map

A tale of railways in the war

National Railways website

Rail rovers

Station database

Photos of the Northern Line control room


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