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Panel Method of Operation Book

Larger version.
HOPS Product No. SV349.

We are delighted to be helping Swindon Panel Society by stocking their re-print books about WR panel operation.

These books are copies of those issued to signalmen and others at the time of the Swindon MAS scheme in 1968 and describe in great detail how the panel was operated.

Most WR panels had their own customised version of this book produced, some of them running to several hundred pages. They were based on the Western Region general book, but localised with information about the panel they were applicable to.

As far as SPS has been able to establish no custom book was made for Swindon Panel, but instead the standard Western Region book was issued, plus a Swindon Appendix that contained the local information. Both of these have been re-printed by SPS.

The books show the method of operation and signalling details of the panel at the time that it opened in March 1968.

SPS is grateful to Network Rail for allowing the re-printing of these books.

The Western Region book is 44 pages long and the Swindon Appendix is 16 pages. The books are produced in matching style and are available separately or at a discount if purchased together.

(The covers of these books are pale blue, which doesn't show very well in these photos.)

All proceeds will be used in the preservation of Swindon Panel at Didcot Railway Centre by Swindon Panel Society, registered charity 1159646.

UK postage is free (sponsored by HOPS). HOPS does not receive any of the money you pay for these products.


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