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Curious object on platform at Horley Station

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Railcar

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Horley Station platform one (the up slow) has a curious object mounted firmly on a concrete block and surrounded by low railings.
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Obviously the base for something heavy. The padlocked cabinet in the background suggest electricity was involved. Might it have been part of a crane or jib to do with the traveling post office for offering or collecting mail bags as the train roared past?
 
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JonathanH

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Isn't that the support for the DOO monitors (since removed).

See this picture found on the internet, looking at the tracks through platform 1 and 2 and showing DOO monitors on platform 1 under the bridge.
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Fair enough. Must have been for short trains. That's roughly the middle of the platform.
 

Ted633

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Fair enough. Must have been for short trains. That's roughly the middle of the platform.
Correct, that was where the 4 car stop was, which was the norm at Horley up until a few years ago
 
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