A publicity brochure explaining the operation of the new Automatic Warning System.
This document was published in 1959 by British Transport Commission.
It was written by British Transport Commission.
The original document format was Colour Brochure, and comprised 19 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Mike Bennett and is in our Publicity material collection. It was added to the Archive on 1st June 2006.
This document is © BRB (Residuary) Ltd.
"The Automatic Warning System of Train Control (AWS), as it is called, which is described in this booklet is not, of course, the first apparatus to be devised for the purpose. The decision to adopt this system as the standard for British Railways followed a period of experiment and trial which was neccessarily protracted because of the need to establish that the apparatus uder test was absolutely reliable under all conditions of operation."
1st September 1900
Accident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Slough on 16th June 1900
16th February 1915
Accident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Ilford on 1st January 1915
20th March 1923
Report on the Accident at Retford on 13th February 1923
21st January 1928
Report on the Accident at Peterborough North on 7th December 1927
3rd November 1930
Report of the Automatic Train Control Committee (1927)
16th December 1931
Report on the Accident at Tring on 3rd November 1931
13th June 1934
Report on the Accident at Doncaster on 28th March 1934
9th April 1942
Report on the Accident at Eccles on 30th December 1941
13th October 1943
Report on the Accident at Scarborough on 10th August 1943
16th March 1944
Report on the Accident at Ilford on 16th January 1944
Automatic Warning System
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