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Document Summary

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.

Copyright Information

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."

Timeline:
AWS introduction

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

4th August 1920
Accident Returns: Extract for Accident at Eglinton Street on 17th July 1920

12th August 1920
Accident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Lostock Junction on 17th July 1920

17th November 1920
Accident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Whitehouse South Junction, Preston on 17th July 1920

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

1933
Report on the Accident at Hampstead Tunnel on 16th January 1933

1933
Report on the Accident at Cockett on 18th April 1933

3rd May 1933
Accident Returns: Extract for Accident at Loughborough on 31st January 1933

30th August 1933
Accident Returns: Extract for Accident near Crich Junction, Ambergate on 17th June 1933

13th June 1934
Report on the Accident at Doncaster on 28th March 1934

24th April 1938
Report on the Collision between two Passenger Trains which occurred on 10th December, 1937, at Castlecary on the London and North Eastern Railway...

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

31st January 1946
Report by Lt.-Colonel Sir Alan Mount, C.B., C.B.E on the Derailment of a Passenger Train which occurred on the 30th September 1945 at Bourne End on th...

18th March 1958
Report on the Collision which occurred on 7th December, 1957 at Milngavie Junction in the Scottish Region British Railways...

1959
Automatic Warning System

2nd October 1961
Report on the Collision which occurred on 20th March 1961 near Cannon Street Station in the Southern Region British Railways...

15th December 1983
Report on the Collisions that occurred on 18th August 1981 at Parks Bridge Junction and on 13th November 1981 at Bromley Junction in the Southern Regi...

15th December 1983
Report on the Collisions that occurred on 18th August 1981 at Parks Bridge Junction and on 13th November 1981 at Bromley Junction in the Southern Regi...

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