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Bakerloo Line

Opened on March 10th 1906 as the
Baker Street and Waterloo Railway
operating between
Baker Street and Lambeth North.

Total current route mileage = 14 miles.
Total stations served = 25 stations.

 

Signal Boxes / Cabins

 

Image Comments Details
Baker Street 1972 Seven lever frame that controlled the north and south junctions between the Queens Park and Stanmore
branches of the then Bakerloo Line.
This was before the Jubilee Line was built.
Signalman Ray Watts about to clear
platform 8 starting signal (BM7).
Colour
22kb
Baker Street 1972 Was situated in circulating area between
platforms 7 & 8 at bottom of escalators.
Signalman Pat D'Vaz on duty.
Colour
25kb
Baker Street 1972 Diagram including electronic describers
left and right showing destination of trains
approaching from all directions.
Colour
19kb
Baker Street 1972 Close up of diagram.
Elephant & Castle to right,
Queens Park to left and Stanmore to top left.
Platforms 7, 8 & 9 reading top to bottom.
Colour
42kb
Baker Street 1972 Signalman Bill Davison on duty (me at 20 yrs old).
Great uniform but where is my tie? (Tut tut).
Colour
22kb
Elephant & Castle 1990 Via a passage off of the southbound platform.
Push-Pull lever frame controlled southern terminus.
Unlike other push-pull areas, no slave levers were used.
Routes were electrically locked by relays.
No.1 lever was a "free lever" so leaving it reversed
allowed Outer Home signal BS1 to work automatically.
Signalman Billy Fox on duty.
Colour
69kb
Elephant & Castle 1990 Close up of diagram showing scissors crossover
north of station feeding 2 platforms and single trailing
crossover south of station feeding 2 sidings.
Colour
94kb
Lambeth North 1987 Controlled emergency crossover
north of station and the reception road to
London Road train depot.
Colour
34kb
Paddington 1987 Small lever frame controlled
emergency crossover north of station.
Shows lever frame and diagram edge on.
Colour
38kb
Paddington 1987 Was situated on northbound platform.
Shows lever frame and diagram face on.
Colour
37kb
Paddington 1987 Close up of diagram. Colour
29kb
Paddington 1981 Earlier photo of frame edge on. Colour
44kb
Paddington 1981 Earlier photo of frame and diagram face on.
Old dial telephone in place of modern push button.
Colour
53kb
Paddington 1981 Close up of lever plates. Colour
34kb
Piccadilly Circus
1970's
Controlled emergency crossover north of station.
Also controlled Piccadilly line
eastbound and westbound starting signals
BPZ14 & BPZ15 for connecting last trains at night.
( Picc. diagram visible at bottom of main diagram )
Colour
36kb
Piccadilly Circus
1980
Square yellow push buttons and key switches visable
in centre of frame together with VDU enabled remote
control of Baker Street (Bloo) area after closure of cabin.
Colour
41kb
Piccadilly Circus
1980
Close up of Baker Street (Bloo) VDU and top end of frame. Colour
38kb
Piccadilly Circus
1986
Picc. line levers 14 and 15 taken out of commision
and painted "spare lever" colour (white).
Signalman Dick Carrick on duty.
Colour
70kb
Queens Park 1981 Situated at north end of northbound platform.
Controlled northern terminus and peak hour extensions
to and from Watford or Harrow and Wealdstone.
Colour
56kb
Queens Park 1981 Close up of diagram showing south sheds to left,
north sheds centre right and links with British Rail
top and bottom far right.
Colour
196kb

 

Control Rooms

 

Image Comments Details
Baker Street
Signalling Control
Centre 1995
Controls the whole Bakerloo Line from
Queens Park to Elephant & Castle.
Monitors Bakerloo trains on British Rail tracks
Queens Park to Harrow & Wealdstone.
Information Assistant seated left on desk 1,
Line Controller seated right on desk 1.
Colour
42kb
Baker Street
Signalling Control
Centre 1995
Trainee Line Controller Charlie Apostole
on desk 1 right.
Colour
39kb
Baker Street
Signalling Control
Centre 1995
Signalling Control Centre Assistant on desk 2.
The person that operates the computer
that controls the signalling.
Colour
49kb
Baker Street
Signalling Control
Centre 1995
Fixed Line Diagram showing
Queens Park controlled area.
Colour
31kb
Baker Street
Signalling Control
Centre 1995
Fixed Line Diagram showing
Paddington controlled area.
Colour
35kb
Baker Street
Signalling Control
Centre 1995
Fixed Line Diagram showing Baker Street
and Piccadilly Circus controlled areas.
Colour
37kb
Baker Street
Signalling Control
Centre 1995
Fixed Line Diagram showing Lambeth North
and Elephant & Castle controlled areas.
Note the reception road at Lambeth North
leading to and from London Road Depot.
Colour
35kb

 

Other Images

 

Image Comments Details
Stonebridge Park
Control Tower
1995
Thumbswitch points setting panel and
speaker system enables control of all train
movements in Stonebridge Park train depot.
Colour
47kb
Stonebridge Park
Control Tower
1995
Close up of control panel. Colour
54kb
Stonebridge Park
Control Tower
1995
Close up of control panel. Colour
51kb
Stonebridge Park
Control Tower
1995
Track level entrance to train depot
from Stonebridge Park down platform.
Bakerloo train in distance departing depot.
Colour
55kb
Stonebridge Park
Control Tower
1995
View of train depot from Stonebridge Park
Control Tower north window.
London Midland main line tracks
visible in distance beyond train depot.
Colour
56kb

 

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