Farringdon LUL signalling

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D Foster

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Looking through my pics I have a suspicion that c2012 Farringdon was still using EP point machines and dummy signals... Would this be correct please?
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Looking through my pics I have a suspicion that c2012 Farringdon was still using EP point machines and dummy signals... Would this be correct please?
Thanks
:D

Well - the mechanical disk - OH38 sems to be still there for the inner rail crossover move - observed that for very many years - be sorry to see it go.
Way back - actually did a move over it one Sunday night when the service was messed up ....on another occassion , there was a track fire so I went and found the LT supervisor , expecting the job to be stopped - he knew I was railway so he got me to flag down the next Circle line and stop it short , - (which the TOP did fair play) - positioned himself with a fire extinguisher and put the fire out in a few seconds, thanked me and the trains ran on....(the box was there and working then) --- think it is now on Baker Street for a while longer.
 

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Pretty sure I heard a "whoosh bang" while standing on the platform at Aldgate East a few weeks back.
 

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Pretty sure I heard a "whoosh bang" while standing on the platform at Aldgate East a few weeks back.

A big advantage with those EP point machines is they're much faster than electro-mechanical and hydraulic types, useful at those insanely busy critical junctions on the subsurface network. I think the traditional train stops are all still pneumatic so whilst the air main is there they might as well continue to use it.
 

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Yeah the EP whoosh bang point machines around Aldgate. P4 ect has the mechanical points since last year iirc and it seems to take ages to reverse I am more a fan of the whoosh bang type myself lol. Always wakes you up lol
 
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