John Hinson wrote:The only thing I can think would be needed on the branch would be releasing of signals for opposing directions.
Chris Osment wrote:AFAIK once the separate branch box closed there were no signals on the branch at Liskeard (except perhaps a fixed Up Distant) anyway.
John Hinson wrote:Thanks, Chris & Mike. Everything seems to point towards both switches applying to the main line, then - despite apparently not being linked.
Mike Hodgson wrote:Yes indeed, but unfortunately we still haven't worked out why/when the extra contact(s) were needed.
Fast Line Floyd wrote:One possibility not expressed here is that the second switch is a telecoms switch but the fact that it is not linked by a bar may well be that the people who installed it were either unaware of the linked switches or none were available at the time of installation.
My photo of the interior taken circa 1975 also shows only one switch.
S&TEngineer wrote:I wonder if it was something to do with the fact that it was TCB with axle counters to Lostwithiel in the Down Direction but AB to St.Germans in the Up Direction? Regretably before my time in charge on that patch.
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