The Civil Defence Archive for British Railways Eastern Region comprises a wide range of papers related to preparations to keep the railway running in the event of a nuclear attack. These includes the protection of signal boxes and other key points, the design, building and maintenance of emergency control shelters, staff training, and other measures. Some material related to ARP lighting restrictions during World War 2 is also included. Similar files would originally have existed for the other regions of British Railways, but it is currently believed that they have not survived.
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