Now available! “TRAIN DETECTION AND CONTROL” is the fifth volume in our series titled The History and Development of Railway Signalling in the British Isles.
This latest volume of 176 pages with 95 illustrations and diagrams looks at the development of train detection from its earliest uses at the dawn of railways through to high speed lines of today. Engineering and technological developments and footplate systems are explored in detail as safety tried to keep pace with increases in railway lines’ capacity and speed. Above all, the quest for greater safety and learning the lessons from real-life incidents is described in some detail.