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Stampy

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Was travelling on a train on a return journey between Peterborough and South Elmsall (between Doncaster & Leeds) yesterday, and was indulging in my hobby of signal post spotting!!!

Now I know the following areas are controlled (at the minute) as follows:-

Peterborough - Stoke Tunnel = Peterborough PSB
Stoke Tunnel - Doncaster area = Doncaster PSB

However, Just after Bentley - the plates changed from "D" to "DS" - before again changing to "L" (York IECC)

Just curious what "DS" is ??

According to my Rail Map guide - the area between Doncaster and just west of South Elmsall is controlled by Donny PSB, before handing over to York IECC with it's "L" plates.
 
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DS stands for Doncaster Skellow although the signalling is part of the standard panel in Doncaster PSB.
 

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There is an increasing tendency (although it's not a nationwide standard) to designate sections of route by the initials of the most obvious 'nodes' at either end.

If a two letter code doesn't look obvious at first glance the end points of the overall route should probably be checked first.
 

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DS stands for Doncaster Skellow although the signalling is part of the standard panel in Doncaster PSB.

Cheers for clearing it up, thought it WAS part of Donny PSB.

I thought it might have stood for Doncaster - South Elmsall section (like, for example Rugby - Nuneaton on the WCML) when the "Super Centre" at York takes over in a couple of years.

Mind you, I think there are only a handful of signals plated DS!!
 
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