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  1. ryan125hst

    ECML Gate Boxes

    It makes me wonder whether it closed earlier than the others given it seems to be less known about. It doesn't explain how the crossing was controlled following its closure if that was the case though, so it's probably unlikely that it did close any earlier. I bet that wouldn't be allowed...
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    Science Museum Group Cut Backs

    I've only ever been to Shildon once back in 2011 although I don't recall a steam engine operating on that day. It's disappointing to hear that things have changed there also.
  3. ryan125hst

    ECML Gate Boxes

    With the equipment being around 20 years old or more at that point I guess EROS made sense for such a scheme, particularly to reduce costs post privatisation. Thanks for the detailed reply High Dyke. One signal box you don't mention is one at Torworth that I asked about on another thread and I...
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    Loughborough Central Signalling

    Thanks for confirming. I suppose a quick call on the phone doesn't take too much longer. That being said, is there just the one phone provided for both platforms and the down loop? That might cause a bit of a delay if the guard has to check for the tail lamp and then walk from the down loop to...
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    Checking that a tail lamp is present

    When did tail lamp cameras first start to appear?
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    Science Museum Group Cut Backs

    I hope these cutbacks don't affect the exhibits at the museum, or they don't decide to change the format of the place. I've been visiting since I was a small child but still enjoy visiting just as much now I am in my 20's. I went to the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester back in 2018 to...
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    Loughborough Central Signalling

    I have a couple of questions about the signalling at Loughborough Central on the Great Central Railway. Firstly, the signal box is located at the locomotive shed end of the station and therefore the signalman can't see the rear of trains entering the platforms or the down loop. Therefore, he...
  8. ryan125hst

    ECML Gate Boxes

    Yes, things were very different in years gone by and I wish I was born several decades earlier so I could have witnessed the railway as it was in those days. The number of stations, goods yards, signal boxes etc. was huge until the 50's and 60's and even in the 80's there was a lot more than...
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    Checking that a tail lamp is present

    I thought that might have been the case. It's probably not a major issue on quieter lines but would be a major inconvenience on busier routes. You have to hope the next signalman manages to see the lamp! What happen if the next box is worked by TCB? Presumably you have no choice but to stop the...
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    Moving a YouTube account from a non-Gmail email address a newly created Gmail account

    It wasn't looking promising at first as the first couple of responses didn't seem to give me the answers I needed. They then gave me the link to the instructions that I have shared here and that has done what I needed it to.
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    Checking that a tail lamp is present

    In areas that are signalled using Absolute Block, part of the duty of the signaller is to look for the tail lamp at the rear of the train. The presence of the tail lamp indicates that the train is complete and therefore the 'Train Out Of Section' bell code can be sent to the adjacent signal box...
  12. ryan125hst

    ECML Gate Boxes

    I have recently started a thread about MCB-CCTV level crossings and have been discussing the level crossings and gate boxes near me on the ECML. As I have explored this further, it appears that there’s numerous gate boxes and former gate boxes that now exist only for emergency purposes along the...
  13. ryan125hst

    MCB-CCTV Crossings

    I see, so it's up to the Secretary of State for Transport to look at each crossing and work out what is appropriate for each one on an individual basis. I was suprised to see that there was no separate Crossing Clear button provider, nor was there a way, or need, to clear the signals after the...
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    Moving a YouTube account from a non-Gmail email address a newly created Gmail account

    I've already asked the question to them but knowing that there's a number of members with a YouTube channel, I thought someone might have had the same issue at some point. I didn't realise that was possible. I'll look into it, thanks for the suggestion. 1606248439 I have received a reply from a...
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    MCB-CCTV Crossings

    I have got more questions about the ECML gate boxes so I'll definitely be creating a new thread on this topic when I've chance. I see, so pedestal to shut the local crossing, then you need to clear the signals using the panel anyway so you would move back there to do this and operate the other...
  16. ryan125hst

    MCB-CCTV Crossings

    I wonder why the likes of Ranskill and Bathley Lane remained locally controlled for a couple of decades after the crossings were upgraded to barriers? What's perhaps more peculiar is Barnby and Tallington seem to have 1970's style boxes next to them yet the crossings are no longer controlled...
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    Moving a YouTube account from a non-Gmail email address a newly created Gmail account

    My Dad is considering moving from BT to Sky for our broadband and TV. We have been with our current provider for many years and we have set up a couple of 'sub-account' email addresses for myself and my Mum. My email account was set up in 2011 and linked I this to a YouTube/Google account in...
  18. ryan125hst

    MCB-CCTV Crossings

    Grove Road used to be controlled locally until the 90's I've read, I don't know whether you know why this is the case? It's the other side of Retford station so maybe they wanted it controlled separately originally as a result of this? Have Carlton and Claypole also taken on more crossings over...
  19. ryan125hst

    Torworth Level Crossing

    Many thanks for the link John, that does certainly prove it existed, along with a signal box, in 1885. It is often forgotten just how old our railways are. It's amazing to see it there on such an old map! I wonder when the signal box was abolished?
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    MCB-CCTV Crossings

    I take it that you'll still keep an eye on the monitors of the crossings you are closing so you can stop the barriers lowering if you need to? What do you mean by correct check method of the crossing? Is there more to it than having a good look at the crossing on the screen to make sure nothing...

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