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Exeter Red Cow Crossing

Unread postby Mike Stone » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:58 am

Looking at google earth there appears to be no interlocking of the pedestrian gates, just a notice to obey the attendants instructions. Presumably they are padlocked shut if no attendant is present?
There is an indicator of some kind in the middle of the crossing - what does it display?
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Re: Exeter Red Cow Crossing

Unread postby Ashley Hill » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:47 pm

The indicator displays the platform and the direction of trains corresponding to what the signalman has pulled off. So 1U or 1D and so on. Each time a movement is indicated it is accompanied by a bell. It only works when the keeper is on duty and has switched it on from his hut. The wickets are padlocked when they are off duty.
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