Gary the Guard wrote: It also appears that Goods Yard box had no distants fixed of otherwise. Presumably trains were checked at West and Riverside coupled with a speed restriction.
Finally was Goods Yard box a full block post or a crossing box with crossing instrument,the block therefore being West-Riverside?
Danny252 wrote:The lines were Permissive Goods with bells only to West Box, and I'd imagine the same to Riverside, so no block instruments or line clear releases.
John Hinson wrote:
Wouldn't that be classed as "No Block" working rather than Permissive?
John Hinson wrote:Wouldn't that be classed as "No Block" working rather than Permissive?
LINES WORKED UNDER THE PERMISSIVE BLOCK SYSTEM
The following is a list of lines not included in table "A" which are wroked under the Permissive Block System.
Exeter Riverside to Exeter Goods Yard: Up Goods* & Down Goods*
Exeter Goods Yard to Exeter West: Up Goods* & Down Goods*
* - Block Bells only
John Hinson wrote:Presumably they used TES and TOOS along with 2-4-2 when necessary despite the lack of block indicators.
Per the WR version of the block regulations, trains were to be accepted by responding with 1 beat if the section is already occupied, and the special instructions quoted above exempted the signalmen from giving TOOS, so only TES was sent of those. Why the need was felt to exempt them from TOOS, I'm not sure - if anything, one would have thought it would be rather more important if there's no block instruments to keep a record of the situation!
John Hinson wrote:The only benefit of using TES might be to help Exeter Goods Yard judge when to close his crossing. Aside of that I cannot think of a single reason to work it as "Permissive Block using Block Bells only".
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