GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton
GWR Route: North Warwickshire Line
Tyseley Shed: gwrt2972
Extract from Great Western Railway, Birmingham Division,
Appendix to the Service Time Table dated March 1921 and until further
Instructions for Working the Carriage Shed
The following instructions must be strictly adhered to, in
connection with movement of Engines and Passenger Stock to and from the Lines
and the Engine Depot at Tyseley.
- A Box known as Tyseley Loco Box, and Signals worked
therefrom has been provided. Telephone communication is provided between
Tyseley Loco Box and Small Heath South Box.
- The connections with the Goods Line at the South End of
the Yard are controlled from Tyseley South Signal Box, and the connections
(marked A on sketch) between the Carriage Sidings and the
Locomotive Yard at the North end and the fixed Signals applicable to them are
controlled from Tyseley Loco Box.
- The Sidings are numbered from 1 to 12 as shown on the
diagram, and no Train or Engine must be turned into the Carriage Sidings from
the South end without permission from the Shunter on duty, who will be
responsible for seeing that everything is clear, and that nothing is allowed to
foul the incoming Engine or Train.
- The Lines marked Up Loop and Down Loop may be used for
Engines or Trains running in the proper direction, but every Engineman must be
prepared to stop short of any obstruction, and must stop DEAD at the Signal
controlling the exit from Line on which he is running.
- The Points marked B must be clipped and
padlocked for the Loop Lines, and must only be used in case of emergency. The
keys are to be kept in Tyseley Loco Box, and when it is necessary to use these
Points, a Flagman must be stationed on the ground to protect the
- Trains of Empty Stock must be disposed of quickly at the
North end to clear the Main Line s and for this purpose the Hand Points must
always be set for No 6 Siding unless a Shunter is present to deal with the
Trains, when the Engineman will act under the Shunters
When no Shunter is at North end of the Carriage Sidings,
Trains must draw into No 6 Siding, and the Engineman must stop clear of the
connections at the South end, and be dealt with by the Shunter. No 6 Siding
must always be kept clear for this purpose, and nothing must be put into it
from the South end.
- Shunting operations must be performed as far as possible
at the South end where a Shunting Spur is available. When formed, Trains for
the direction of Birmingham are to be placed in the Sidings in proper order, so
Engines from the Loco Yard can back on coaches from the North end and leave
from there as required.
- Trains from the Sidings at North end have to cross the
Incoming Road of Light Engines and Trains, and Trainmen must be especially on
the alert when entering or leaving the Yard.
- Whenever vehicles are required to be placed on any of
the Traffic Department Lines at Tyseley Carriage Shed or are required to be put
into either of the Locomotive Department roads, such vehicles must never be
gravitated to the respective lines, but must always be placed where required by
means of an engine.
Instructions for dealing in Carriage Sidings
with Down Goods Trains booked to terminate at Bordesley Junction
To avoid congestion of Down Goods Trains terminating at
Bordesley Junction, and to relieve the Occupation of the Down Goods Line.
Incoming terminating Goods Trains may be dealt with at Tyseley Carriage
Sidings, such Trains being accepted on Roads Nos 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
- Whenever a Down Main Line Goods Train is required to run
to either of these Lines, the Control must advise Tyseley South Box and the
Shunter in charge of the work in Tyseley Yard, and the latter must advise the
South Box Signalman when a road is ready for it.
In the case of Trains
from the North Warwickshire Line, the Shunter at Stratford-on-Avon must advise
the Control the departure time and loading of all Up Goods Trains, and the
Signalman at Earlswood Lakes must advise the Control the passing time of all Up
Goods Trains, and the Control must similarly make arrangements for Terminating
Trains to run into the Carriage Sidings.
- No Train or Engine must be turned into the Carriage
Sidings from the South end without permission from the Shunter on duty, who
will be responsible for seeing that everything is clear and that nothing is
allowed to foul the Incoming train.
- Enginemen of Down Train requiring to run to the Carriage
Sidings must note that the entrance to the Carriage Sidings is on a falling
gradient, so that they may have their Trains under the necessary control to
stop at the proper place in the Sidings.
- As soon as the Train has come to a stand, the Train
Enginge can be immediately released and sent to the Loco Shed, and the Guard
can at once leave this Train and proceed to Small Heath to book off in the
normal way, or report himself to the Relief Controller.
- A Pilot Engine will be employed to take such Trains from
the Carriage Sidings to Bordesley Junction Yard, and the Shunter in charge will
keep in close touch with the Bordesley Junction Yard Shunters and the Signalman
at Small Heath South Box, in order that no time may be lost in running them to
Bordesley Junction Yard. The Shunter must ride in the Van of the Train from the
Carriage Sidings until it arrives at the Loop Line, where he must leave the
Train and return to the Sidings, providing another Train is standing in the
Loop Line from Tyseley behind it, or the Relief Guard is present.
arrival in Bordesley Junction Yard the Pilot Engine must be immediately
returned to Tyseley Carriage Sidings.
- During the interval between the arrival of such Trains
at the Carriage Sidings and their acceptance at Bordesley Junction Yard, the
Pilot Engine must be used for Marshalling work as may be required, and Through
Trains must be formed whenever possible, and arrangements made for Specials at
- Wagons for Tyseley Carriage Sidings formed near to the
engine on Down Goods Trains working over the Down Goods Line should be detached
at Small Heath South when there is a Shunter in attendance to conduct the
operations. The Shunter must have a clear understanding with the Signalman at
the Loco Box and see the Crossover set for the Sidings before advising the
Signalman at Small Heath South Box to turn the Loop Line Points for the
vehicles to be shunted into the Sidings.
- Guards of Down Trains running into Tyseley Loop having
Scotch, North Eastern or Market Drayton traffic formed near the engine should
advise the Guard stationed on the Loop of this, and the latter must inform the
Shunter at Tyseley Carriage Sidings so that the wagons may be dealt with under
the above arrangement.
Working into and out of Locomotive
- The Locomotive Yard is connected with the Carriage Roads
as shown in Diagram. All incoming Engines must run over the Carriage Lines and
be prepared to stop short of any obstruction. They must stop at the Loco Box
and whistle for No 1 or No 2 Coal Stage Road, according to the side of Coal
Stage it is necessary for them to run to. All incoming Engines must enter the
Locomotive Yard by one of the Coal Stage Roads, and the normal position of Hand
Points will be for these Lines.
- All Engines leaving the Locomotive Yard will do so by one
of the Outside Roads, and every Engine must come to a stand at the
Stopboard and clear of Incoming Roads, and wait there until the
fixed Signal is lowered for it to draw on to Carriage Lines.
- Unless coupled together, two or more Engines must never
pass the Stopboard until the fixed Signal has been put to Danger
and again lowered.
- When an Engine for the Engine Shed is approaching Small
Heath South, the Signalman there must send 2 beats on the Telephone Bell to the
When a Train for the Carriage Sidings is approaching Small
Heath South, the Signalman there must send 3 beats on the Telephone Bell to the
Each of these Signals must be repeated to show that they have
These Codes must also be used when an Engine or Train
is ready to leave the Loco Box for the Main Lines.