Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway / Great Central Railway

Type Drawings

These drawings, the majority of which are dated November 1895, shew details of the standard items of infrastructure to be installed on the MS&LRy.'s London Extension. They were issued to ensure that the various contractors building the new line knew and adhered to the Company's standard designs. Many are signed by Mr. Alexander Ross, M. Inst. C.E., who was Chief Engineer of the MS&LRy. between 1890 - 1897.

These drawings were obtained by members of the Signal & Telegraph Department of the preserved Great Central Railway at Loughborough. The originals will be lodged in the museum there, but these scans are made available for all to use as they wish. Clicking on a thumbnail will open the relevant drawing in a new window. All drawings are reproduced at 100% original size and 300dpi resolution. A typical 8" x 13" sheet is around 1.5Mb in size.

If anyone can fill in any of the gaps then we would be very pleased to hear from you at the following email address: plans@swithland-signal-works.co.uk

 

Type Drawing No. 1

Embankments and Cuttings

Section of Embankment

Section of Cutting

 

Type Drawing No. 2

Mile Posts &c.

Mile Posts

Gradient Board

Switch Boards

 

Type Drawing No. 3

C.I. Boundary Post

Elevation

Section

 

Type Drawing No. 4

Fencing

Ordinary Post & Rail Fencing

Approach Road Fencing

Open Platform Fencing

 

Type Drawing No. 5

Fencing

Unclimbable Iron Fencing

Open Iron Fencing

 

Type Drawing No. 6

Fencing

Open Iron Platform Fencing No. 1

Open Iron Platform Fencing No. 2

 

Type Drawing No. 7

Fencing

Paled Fencing

Close Boarded Fencing

 

Type Drawing No. 8

Cleft Oak & Wire Fencing

Cleft Oak Fencing

Post & Wire Fencing

 

Type Drawing No. 9

Sleeper Fencing

No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

 

Type Drawing No. 10

Gates

Approach Gate

Goods Yard Gate

Field Gate

 

Type Drawing No. 11

Gate & Stiles

Wicket Gate

Stile No. 1

Stile No. 2

 

Type Drawing No. 12

Name Boards

Station Name Board

Tunnel Name Board

 

Type Drawing No. 13

Platform and Wharf Walls

Brick Platform Walls

Stone Platform Walls

Sections

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 14

Timber Platforms

No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

 

Type Drawing No. 15

Timber Platforms

No. 4

 

Type Drawing No. 16

Carriage Landing No. 1

Plan

Section

 

Type Drawing No. 17

Carriage Landing No. 2

Half Sectional Plan

Half Front Elevation

Section

 

Type Drawing No. 18

Cattle Pen No. 1

Elevation to Wharf

Plan

Elevation to Rails

 

Type Drawing No. 19

Cattle Pen No. 2

Elevation to Wharf

Plan

Elevation to Rails

 

Type Drawing No. 20

Fogman's Portable Shelter Box

Front Elevation

Half Longtitudinal Section / Half Side Elevation

Plan

Type Drawing No. 21

Fogman's Permanent Shelter Box

Elevation

Sectional Side Elevation

Sectional Plan

Ground Plan

 

Type Drawing No. 22

Wagon Gauge

Elevation

Ground Plan

 

Type Drawing No. 23

Adjustable Wagon Gauge

Elevation

Ground Plan

 

Type Drawing No. 24

Portable Wagon Gauge

Elevation

Details

Gauge When Folded

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 24A

Bridge Gauge

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 25

Rail Guards

No. 1

No. 2

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 25

Rail Guards

No. 3

No. 4

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 27

Clearance Diagram

Structure Gauge

Amended 3rd December 1904 on instructions of J. G. Robinson

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 28

Occupation Level Crossing

Half plan of crossing

Longitudinal section

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 29

Iron Buffer Stop

Elevation

Plan

Section

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 30

Wooden Buffer Stop

Elevation

Plan

Elevation (Back)

Elevation (Front)

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 31

Hydraulic Buffic Stop

 

Type Drawing No. 32

 

Type Drawing No. 33

 

Type Drawing No. 34

 

Type Drawing No. 35

 

Type Drawing No. 36

 

Type Drawing No. 37

 

Type Drawing No. 38

 

Type Drawing No. 39

Permanent Way - 52lb Chair

For 86lb rail

Plan

Elevation

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 39

Permanent Way No. 3 Section

86lbs rail & 52lbs chairs

11 sleepers to the 30 foot rail

November 1895

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

 

Type Drawing No. 39A

Permanent Way No. 3 Section

Shewing position of sleepers

12 sleepers to the 30 foot rail

December 1897

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

 

Type Drawing No. 39B

Permanent Way No. 4 Section

Shewing position of sleepers

14 sleepers to the 36 foot rail

October 1903

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

 

Type Drawing No. 40A

Permanent Way - Check Rail Chair

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

 

Type Drawing No. 40A

Permanent Way - 96lb Bullhead Rail

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

 

Type Drawing No. 41

 

Type Drawing No. 42

 

Type Drawing No. 43

 

Type Drawing No. 44

Ordinary Permanent Way - Small Fastenings

Key

Trenail

Fish Bolt & Nut

 

Type Drawing No. 45

Gantry

 

Type Drawing No. 46

Parachute Water Column

2000 Gallons

Image courtesy of Mr. Steve Taylor

 

Type Drawing No. 47

Foundations for a Parachute Water column

Longtitudinal Section

Cross Section

Plan

 

Type Drawing No. 48

Parachute Water Column

 

Type Drawing No. 49

Foundations for Oridinary Water Column

Longtitudinal Section

Cross Section

Plan

 

Type Drawing No. 50

Ordinary Water Column

   
Plans, dated 17th April 1907, shewing elevations, sections and plans for a sleeper built Platelayer's Cabin. This sort of cabin was common all along the London Extension, and one remains intact at Quorn & Woodhouse.
   

 

Letter, dated 21st January 1913. From the District Engineer, Leicester, to his Inspectors. It refers to two newly issued Type Drawings for fencing, No. 7603 and No. 8344 (both reproduced below), and gives details of when and where they should be used.

 

Type Drawing No. 7603

Post & Rail Fence (5 Bar)

Dated 16th February 1912

 

Type Drawing No. 8344

Post & Rail Fence (4 Bar)

Dated 31st December 1912

 

Hunting Gate

Plan

Elevation

   

 

Drawing F8

Timber Frames

Crank & Compensator Frame

Combined Frame

Wheel & Detector Frame

Disc Frame

Roller Stool

Dated 27th February 1920

 

Drawing G28

Details of Ground Disc Signal

 

 

C.I. Stand

C.I. Fork

W.I. Turned Spindle

C.I. Stop

C.I. Table

W.I. Lever

Dated 22nd July 1914

   

 

Bridge Number 451

Rugby "Birdcade Bridge" over LNWR

Elevation

Sections

Plan

Drawing courtesy of Mr. Tony West

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Bridge Number 455

Rugby Station Bridge

Elevation

Sections

Plan

Drawing courtesy of Mr. Tony West

 

Rugby Station Street Level Buildings

Elevation

Sections

Plan

Drawing courtesy of Mr. Tony West

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