|Bell||Line||Signal Box||Type||Direction||Pegging||Describer Receive||Non Pegging||Describer Send|
|1||Bath Main||North Somerset Junction||Absolute||Up|
|2||Bath Relief||North Somerset Junction||Absolute||Up|
|3||South Wales Main||Dr Days Bridge Junction||Absolute||Up|
|4||South Wales Relief||Dr Days Bridge Junction||Absolute||Up|
|5||L.M.S||Bristol Engine Shed||Absolute||Up|
|Bristol Loco Yard||Permissive||Up|
|7||Platform 1||Bristol West||Permissive||Down|
|8||Platform 2||Bristol West||Permissive||Down|
|9||Down Middle||Bristol West||Permissive||Down|
|10||Platform 4||Bristol West||Permissive||Down|
|11||Platform 5||Bristol West||Permissive||Down|
|12||Platform 6||Bristol West||Permissive||Up|
|13||Platform 7||Bristol West||Permissive||Up|
|14||Up Middle||Bristol West||Permissive||Up|
|15||Up Loop||Bristol West||Permissive||Up|
|17||Platform 12||Bristol Old Station||Permissive||Up|
|18||Old Station Middle||Bristol Old Station||Permissive||Up|
|19||Platform 14||Bristol Old Station||Permissive||Up|
|20||Goods||Bristol Temple Meads Goods Yard||Bell||Up|
|21||Down Goods||Bristol Temple Meads Goods Yard||Bell||Up|
|22||Up Goods||Bristol Temple Meads Goods Yard||Bell||Up|
Bristol East Signal Box is often credited with having 23 block bells in many publications, but I have only been able to work out 22 of them. Where did I gone wrong?
I have a suspicion that one of the missing bells could be that used by the platform staff to indicate that a was ready to depart. A resignalling notice states:
"Bell pushes are provided on the platforms to indicate to the signalmen at the East and West Boxes that passenger trains are ready to start.
One push on the indicator operates the disc in the Signal Boxes and this signal must be given by the Inspector or Foreman in charge or someone specially instructed by him.
If it is desired to speak to the Signalman on the telephone provided in conjunction with the platform indicators, the person on the platform must give a series of pushes which will draw the Signalman's attention to the telephone"
Or the missing bell was that used to communicate between staff on down side of the station and the signalman:
"Bell communication has been established for the purpose of enabling the staff at the East end of the Down Platforms to promptly intimate to the Signalmen at East Box when shunting operations require to be performed to or from Nos. 1,2,3,5 Platform and Down Middle Lines."
It then goes on to detail the Bell Codes that should be used.
So, what do people think? Please let me know if you have any suggestions.