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Distington Joint Junction

Unread postby Benhar Jnc » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:16 pm

Looking at John's latest diagram http://www.signalbox.org/diagrams.php?id=1132 - I'm wondering about a train leaving the Back Platform in an Up Direction for the Branch. There appears to be no signal protecting a move through trailing points No.19 whilst another train on the Up Main might be passing signal No.35, through points No.19 and onto the branch?

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Re: Distington Joint Junction

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:10 am

That was the main part of my problem with the absence of running signals from or to the back platform. There is likewise no signal protecting a train in that platform from a train from the branch (assuming it had not been routed over the hand-worked crossover towards 11/12 and the trap end of crossover 13).
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Re: Distington Joint Junction

Unread postby John Hinson » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:24 am

There were no passenger services on the branches at this date. What remained were little more than glorified sidings. Forget the branch platforms, they were history. Notice how everything has been "trapped" from the main line.

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Re: Distington Joint Junction

Unread postby Benhar Jnc » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:50 pm

Thanks John, your explanation is most helpful.

As with many locations, the context of the workings and the period in time are key to understanding the signalling.
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Re: Distington Joint Junction

Unread postby BRANSTYNO2SIGNALMAN » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:05 pm

Just a little more history for you as regards above posts,the Branch to Parton closed around 1929,the Diagram John as drawn for 1950,the branch had a buffer stop not shown,the Branch & Branch Siding were used for storing surplus box vans etc.
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