LMS Route: Stratford Midland Junction - The Shakespeare
Photograph showing the Railophone installed in the guards
compartment in a railway carriage. In April 1911 a public demonstration of this
system for a 'phone link between train and signal box had been given on the SMJ
at Stratford-upon-Avon when Miss Made Corelli, authoress, performed the
inaugural ceremony. Since then, making use of a coach loaned by the Great
Central Railway, the inventor had perfected his system so that it could be used
for controlling trains as well as for communication.