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Just an idle thought for a Monday evening. What (and where) is the greatest number of successive signal boxes still working AB to each other? Daisyfield to Howe & Co's (via the S&C) is, without checking, twelve - is there an example of a greater number, or a close contender?
 
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Don't think you can get close to that now. Cumbrian Coast must have a good few.
 

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I offer the following as possible contenders:

Rockcliffe Hall to Holyhead - 13 consecutive signal boxes

Little Mill Junction to Shrewsbury Crewe Junction (Up direction only) - 16 consecutive signal boxes (was 24 until the recent Shrewsbury - Crewe resignalling)
 
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Just an idle thought for a Monday evening. What (and where) is the greatest number of successive signal boxes still working AB to each other? Daisyfield to Howe & Co's (via the S&C) is, without checking, twelve - is there an example of a greater number, or a close contender?

I'm assuming that Daisyfield is on the Blackburn to Hellifield line?
 

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Ta for the replies all. I've counted 13 on the Cumbrian Coast, Carnforth Station Jn to Sellafield (not via Barrow), but quite a few more if we allow the ETB (?) sections between there and Whitehaven. Little Mill to Shrewsbury sounds like a winner on the original question though - presumably the Moreton to Hereford section is what breaks it on the Up?

Daisyfield is indeed between Hellifield and Blackburn - very close to the latter (in fact, I think his home signal is slotted by Preston PSB as it's also the protecting signal for the junction with the Burnley line?) and working AB to Horrocksford Jn.
 

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Little Mill to Shrewsbury sounds like a winner on the original question though - presumably the Moreton to Hereford section is what breaks it on the Up?

Yes: TCB on the Down; AB on the Up.
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How can you get to Sellafield not via Barrow?

By going via the Dalton Loop.
 
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I offer the following as possible contenders:

Rockcliffe Hall to Holyhead - 13 consecutive signal boxes

Little Mill Junction to Shrewsbury Crewe Junction (Down direction only) - 16 consecutive signal boxes (was 24 until the recent Shrewsbury - Crewe resignalling)

Its the UP line only.
 

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It gets lots of people especially contractors placing detonator protection and warning boards on the wrong line... All lines up to Shrewsbury except when approaching from Wellington.
 
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I offer the following as possible contenders:

Rockcliffe Hall to Holyhead - 13 consecutive signal boxes

Little Mill Junction to Shrewsbury Crewe Junction (Up direction only) - 16 consecutive signal boxes (was 24 until the recent Shrewsbury - Crewe resignalling)

Is Bangor AB?
 
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