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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby DWAINWR2 » Mon Oct 5, 2015 7:56 am

Does clachnaharry belong to network rail ?
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby John Hinson » Mon Oct 5, 2015 7:58 am

Yes.

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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby DWAINWR2 » Mon Oct 5, 2015 2:08 pm

Not in the SA so can't be a signal box
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby John Hinson » Mon Oct 5, 2015 2:24 pm

Excuse me!

You didn't ask if it was a signal box, you asked if it belonged to Network Rail.

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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby DWAINWR2 » Mon Oct 5, 2015 7:14 pm

Sorry John I meant is it a bridge box
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby Mad Mac » Mon Oct 5, 2015 8:21 pm

In an effort to clarify, Clachnaharry exists solely to control the swing bridge across the Caledonian Canal, and is definitely NR's.
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby DWAINWR2 » Tue Oct 6, 2015 7:11 am

Thanks mad Mac and it is definitely open
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby DWAINWR2 » Thu Oct 8, 2015 9:23 pm

Is there a kingsferry bridge box?
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby Peter Gibbons » Thu Oct 8, 2015 9:38 pm

DWAINWR2 wrote:Is there a kingsferry bridge box?


No, there isn't a standalone box. Instead, there is actually a control panel manned by Network Rail staff, built into one of the bridge towers. Kingsferry Bridge is not a block post.
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby DWAINWR2 » Fri Oct 9, 2015 10:14 am

Is the control panel checked on a weekly basis?
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby Pete2320 » Fri Oct 9, 2015 11:40 am

Peter Gibbons wrote:
DWAINWR2 wrote:Is there a kingsferry bridge box?


No, there isn't a standalone box. Instead, there is actually a control panel manned by Network Rail staff, built into one of the bridge towers. Kingsferry Bridge is not a block post.

I would have thought that gave it the same status as Clachnaharry.

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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby Peter Gibbons » Fri Oct 9, 2015 12:44 pm

Is the control panel checked on a weekly basis?

If you mean Kingsferry Bridge, then it is manned 24/7 and is in regular use, sometimes several lifts per day. There is (or at least was) a very small team of bridge engineers who carry out regular maintenence.
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby DWAINWR2 » Fri Oct 9, 2015 3:50 pm

Thanks Pete are there two bridges crossing the isle of sheppey
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby Peter Gibbons » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:03 am

DWAINWR2 wrote:Thanks Pete are there two bridges crossing the isle of sheppey


Yes, but only one carries a railway and it is that one I'm referring to. The other is a fixed high level bridge that can only be used by traffic that can legally use a motorway. All other traffic has to use the older lifting bridge.
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Re: Manned crossing boxes

Unread postby DWAINWR2 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:03 pm

Thanks Peter I am trying to work out how the NR employee gets to work
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