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Re: Liskeard distant signals

Unread postby John Hinson » Sun Jul 9, 2017 12:57 am

The railway winds a lot there and I doubt the line speeds (I am surprised they are even 60 mph!) are anywhere near needing that kind of braking distance. One possibility for the distant being so far out it may have been placed there for adequate sighting.

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Re: Liskeard distant signals

Unread postby Ashley Hill » Sun Jul 9, 2017 8:45 pm

There is quite a climb into Liskeard on the up. Perhaps having the distant so far out is to allow the driver of a stopping service to be able to keep power on until the last moment before braking for the station. .
And yes very curvy approaches in both directions.
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Re: Liskeard distant signals

Unread postby S&TEngineer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:50 am

According to my records the Up Home and Distant were in their current position at the time of the closure of Largin box on 09 December 1991. There are photographs on the www taken in 1980 that show the home signal in its old position. Haven't found anything else in the SRS archives (yet).
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Re: Liskeard distant signals

Unread postby colin1501 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:12 am

I visited Liskeard in May 1992, and I'm pretty sure the up home was no longer visible from the station by then, but will have to dig some photos out to check. It would make sense for it to have been moved in connection with the closure of Largin and the introduction of TCB between Lostwithiel and Liskeard.

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Re: Liskeard distant signals

Unread postby S&TEngineer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:45 am

colin1501 wrote:I visited Liskeard in May 1992, and I'm pretty sure the up home was no longer visible from the station by then, but will have to dig some photos out to check. It would make sense for it to have been moved in connection with the closure of Largin and the introduction of TCB between Lostwithiel and Liskeard.

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The signalling notice for the Largin Resignalling shows the signals in their current position so they were changed before that (09/12/1991).
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Re: Liskeard distant signals

Unread postby GarthTilt » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:03 pm

The Up Home was moved out approx. 500yds towards Largin on 17.11.1991, SPT provided. (K2/34/91).
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Re: Liskeard distant signals

Unread postby GarthTilt » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:19 pm

According to K2/23/81 Both the Distant signals were moved out and renewed in colour light form on 7/6/81 together with the taking out of use of the Up Refuge and Up Sidings connections at the Penzance end of the station. The new facing connection in the Up Main leading to the L&L Yard was installed between 13-21/6/81 with the removal of the trailing connection in the Down Main to the L&L Yard together with the Down Sidings Plymouth side of the box. (K2/25/81). Does this help?
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Re: Liskeard distant signals

Unread postby S&TEngineer » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:21 pm

Thanks Garth. That seems to tie everything together nicely :wink:
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