There is currently no formal signalling control, with the railway operating a "one engine in steam" principles. This means that in normal circumstances, only one train may operate between Wallingford Station limits (Bull's Hole Bridge) and the Buffer stops at Cholsey. This arrangement is enhanced by use of a token, which is carried by the driver of the lead locomotive of any train passing Bull's Hole Bridge (or returning to there). Four ground frames in total control the pointwork at each station, all unlocked by a key on the token.
A decade-long investment in positive signalling control is planned,
This scheme will be stage-worked, starting at the Wallingford end, with each stage being a further logical development. The scheme will provide a number of benefits to the railway, including capacity enhancements an improved visitor ambience.
Naturally, all of this is subject to funds and volunteer labour being available, both of which will be very welcome. Why not email email@example.com, or use the contact us form, for more information, or to get involved?