John Hinson wrote:I think there were two tracks when Floriston box closed, but under Kingmoor panel there was a crossing cabin with three tracks. The pictures at http://www.geog.port.ac.uk/webmap/thela ... k15316.htm suggest that the crossing is a Full Lifting Barrier crossing although those views don't show whether it is controlled from the cabin (which lasted to 1967) or CCTV.
Mad Mac wrote:I think Floriston's layout was such that you could only have two trains running over it at once.
Bob Davies wrote:When I was working at Floriston in 1973 it was a three-track AHB supervised from Gretna Junction until Carlisle PSB took over. The conversion to full barriers took place much later (sorry I do not have a date).
mossend4 wrote:Thanks John, from what you tell me and the absence of signals, the box in the 1st photo taken in the 1960s may be a gate box.
North of Floriston box, looking south.
http://www.railbrit.co.uk/imageenlarge/ ... p?id=29350
AndyB wrote:I have memories of the limit in more recent times being two running lines, and two sidings (although it sounds from all the above that it may now be only one siding). I would hope that the sidings would require the crossing to be transferred to local control!
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