(When adding new links, please maintain entries in alphabetical order, if possible.)
SimSig - The main SimSig website, containing all the official information
SimSig Forum - Our forum is the best place to ask any questions or find add-ons for SimSig
GenSheet's SimSig page - Bill Wilson is a forum member and UK rail enthusiast. Although his site specializes in trains using rare routes,
his SimSig page includes additional SimSig timetables as well as a guide to creating them.
SimSig in Wikipedia - A basic overview of SimSig and its history.
British Single Line Electric Train Tokens - electric train staffs, tablets, and key tokens
Evolution of Signalling Control (therailengineer.com, 2013) - discusses NX, IECC, MCS, SSI, CBI, etc.
See this forum page .
John's Signal Box Diagrams - A nice collection here, also DIY electronic absolute block simulator
Joyce's World of Transport Eclectica (DEAD LINK) - Joyce Whitchurch's site, a goldmine of links to hard-to-find documents, well worth perusing
Limit Of Shunt - signalling and route history, particularly in the North East of England.
Operational Rules - contains Timetable Planning Rules, including a comprehensive glossary of abbreviations used in SimSig. A real gem, worth downloading (95 Mb, PDF)
Current timetables - Downloadable as PDF files
Rules of the Route 2012 and 2013 - Downloadable as pdf files
Sectional Appendix - Downloadable as PDF files
Track and route mileage, permissible line speeds (only) - Extracted from Table A of Sectional Appendix and downloadable as PDF files
Working Timetable (WTT) Maps - excellent area reference maps, tube map style
Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) - Rule Book - Official Rule Books in downloadable modules
OpenTrainTimes - UK train timetables, maps and statistics using Open Data, by Peter Hicks
Part I - Railway Connectors and Cable Assemblies – Safety & Reliability
Part II - Railway Connectors and Cable Assemblies – Reliability & The Internet of Trains (IoT)
Railway Signalling - Clive Feather's site
Making a timetable (SimSig tutorial)
ConvData - SimSig timetable data converter
Railway Signs and Signals of Great Britain - Excellent general reference site
Railway Technical Web Pages - Signalling Index - Contains short, well-illustrated tutorials:
British Signalling - What the Driver Sees (PDF) - Types of signals seen on British railways, including semaphore and colour light signals
Single Line Operation - Compares practices in UK and USA, describes various token systems
Sam Hallas Telecoms site - Useful information on railway telephony including level crossings
Signalling Notices - A resource for enthusiasts and researchers of railway signalling information and history, with particular emphasis on signalling notices.
Signalling Record Society - A large archive of old documents (payware) and good links page
Tubeprune - Site covering LU signalling as well as a lot of general LU information
The Signal Box - John Hinson's excellent general reference site
OpenTrainTimes, Maps section - see Reference Sites above for main link
RAIL MAP Online An overlay of Past and Present railways on mapping/photography; includes industrial and miniature railways.
Sabre Maps - A variety of current and historic road maps but also useful for finding current and obsolete railway lines.
Trackmaps - Quail track-level schematics, including depots etc; payware
See (elsewhere on this page):
Clive Feather's site for tutorials and using CONVDATA
GenSheet's SimSig page for tutorial and additional timetables
Phil Deaves' site for TIPLOC codes
Anorakheaven (DEAD LINK) - LU signal boxes
Bowroaduk's LU signalling photographs (DEAD LINK)
Cambridge Power Box panel - Clive Feather explains the components of a panel
Danny Scroggins' Signalling Photographs (DEAD LINK)
Doncaster PSB (Power Signal Box) 111 photos of a large panel signal box with excellent close-up detail, by Rob Daniels
Signalling Record Society Gallery (DEAD LINK) - see Signalling Record Society in Reference Sites, above
The John Whitaker Collection (DEAD LINK) - signal boxes
The Signal Box - Gallery - see also The Signal Box in Reference Sites, above
See the Web Photo Galleries section of Signalling Record Society's Links page
Facebook groups - full list here
Railworks Mess Room (DEAD LINK)
(See also our own Glossary of railway signalling terms )
Railway Technical Web Pages - Acronyms and Abbreviations for Railways (DEAD LINK) - see also RTWP Glossary (UPDATED LINK) (Old link: http:www.railway-technical.com/newglos.shtml)
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations for Railways (LAAR) (UPDATED LINK) - Railway Research Centre, University of Birmingham (downloadable PDF file) (Old link: http:www.railway-technical.com/LAAR-Mk24.pdf)
UK Railway Lexicon (UPDATED LINK) - Railway Research Centre, University of Birmingham (downloadable PDF file) (Old link: http:www.railway-technical.com/Rail-Lexicon-Mk24.pdf)
Glossary of UK railway terminology (DEAD LINK)
Rail terminology (trackside objects) (DEAD LINK)
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