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Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Feb 4, 2016 12:37 pm

I have inherited a large collection of photographs (I estimate about 60,000) and the vast majority of them are not positively identified - about 25% represent signalling. I can probably recognise most signalling installations but not all, and I shall post some here in the hope that others can help.

The first is a ground frame, probably on London Underground, taken around 1994:
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Lever descriptions can be read from the original as:
1 - POINTS 6-34
2 - POINTS 1-5
3 - POINT LOCKING - PERMISSION
4 - SPARE

Any thoughts appreciated.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby LT Box Boy » Thu Feb 4, 2016 4:33 pm

John Hinson wrote:I have inherited a large collection of photographs (I estimate about 60,000) and the vast majority of them are not positively identified - about 25% represent signalling. I can probably recognise most signalling installations but not all, and I shall post some here in the hope that others can help.

The first is a ground frame, probably on London Underground, taken around 1994:
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Photo: N L Cadge, collection of John Hinson

Lever descriptions can be read from the original as:
1 - POINTS 6-34
2 - POINTS 1-5
3 - POINT LOCKING - PERMISSION
4 - SPARE

Any thoughts appreciated.

John

John,

That is Golders Green Depot.
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Feb 4, 2016 5:34 pm

Excellent, thanks for such a quick reply!

The previous-numbered slide shows a nondescript building, would it be too much of an assumption to suggest this is the building the frame is in?

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby LT Box Boy » Thu Feb 4, 2016 5:39 pm

John Hinson wrote:Excellent, thanks for such a quick reply!

The previous-numbered slide shows a nondescript building, would it be too much of an assumption to suggest this is the building the frame is in?

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Feb 4, 2016 9:00 pm

Even more splendid, thanks.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Thu Feb 4, 2016 11:31 pm

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Fri Feb 5, 2016 8:26 am

Here is the second puzzle I scanned yesterday:
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The train headboard shows "The Woking Wanderer" if that helps.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby AN106 » Fri Feb 5, 2016 8:41 am

The Woking Wanderer was (apparently) a railtour of 26th March 1995 with SR loco 30053 - Six Bells Junction has details of the route here.
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby colin1501 » Fri Feb 5, 2016 8:53 am

Aldershot? Looks like the football ground floodlights behind the signal box.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby Fast Line Floyd » Fri Feb 5, 2016 9:06 am

colin1501 wrote:Aldershot? Looks like the football ground floodlights behind the signal box.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby AN106 » Fri Feb 5, 2016 9:07 am

colin1501 wrote:Aldershot? Looks like the football ground floodlights behind the signal box.

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The photo here would seem to confirm this.
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Fri Feb 5, 2016 1:35 pm

Thank you all for that, an exact date is a bonus as I only have the printer's date-stamp on the slide mounts to go by.

Here's another UndergrounD one, from 1995:
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby LT Box Boy » Fri Feb 5, 2016 1:41 pm

John Hinson wrote:Thank you all for that, an exact date is a bonus as I only have the printer's date-stamp on the slide mounts to go by.

Here's another UndergrounD one, from 1995:
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That would be Surrey Quays.
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby LowdhamGPR » Sat Feb 6, 2016 10:07 pm

AN106 wrote:
colin1501 wrote:Aldershot? Looks like the football ground floodlights behind the signal box.

Colin


The photo here would seem to confirm this.


I was just going to put up my phot taken from a similar spot and you've already done it !!
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Sun Feb 7, 2016 2:19 am

LT Box Boy wrote:That would be Surrey Quays.

Thank you once again . . .

The next contender is in Kenya, which may prove a bit of a challenge:
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