HC Deb 05 March 1936 vol 309 c1572
87. Mr. LEC KIE

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the London and North Eastern Railway Company ran an experimental train between Harrogate and Pilmoor the other day, the engine of which carried a powerful headlamp, and that the driver of the train was most enthusiastic over the result; and whether he will cause further inquiries to be made with a view to the extension of the experiment?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Hore-Belisha)

I understand that the railway company are using an electrical headlight to enable the driver to see a new type of signal, introduced experimentally on the Boroughbridge branch line, which is fitted with reflectors instead of lamps. I shall keep myself informed about this experiment in branch line signalling.