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MR Co Lever plates

Unread postby badgerboy » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:01 pm

Hi Folks,

I have a MR Co lever plate worded:

SIGNAL DOWN GOODS TO NECK.

Question is what is or where was NECK please?

Many thanks
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Re: MR Co Lever plates

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:10 pm

I don't know a Neck, but there was a station called Heck on the NER, between Selby and Doncaster.


I suspect your plate refers to a headshunt, sometimes called a shunting neck.
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Re: MR Co Lever plates

Unread postby StevieG » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:37 pm

Mike Hodgson wrote:I don't know a Neck, but there was a station called Heck on the NER, between Selby and Doncaster.


I suspect your plate refers to a headshunt, sometimes called a shunting neck.
.... or 'spur'.
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Re: MR Co Lever plates

Unread postby badgerboy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:38 am

Thanks for your information.
Mike Hodgson wrote:I don't know a Neck, but there was a station called Heck on the NER, between Selby and Doncaster.


I suspect your plate refers to a headshunt, sometimes called a shunting neck.
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