Signals

THE SIGNAL BOX


Railway signalling discussion

SR route indicators

British signalling of the past (UK, excepting Northern Ireland)

SR route indicators

Unread postby mikewturner » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:58 pm

Hi guys

I am trying to find some information, drawings, photos etc or even a description of operation for the Southern route indicator shown in the third image down left hand side at Tattenham Corner on the following link:

http://www.semgonline.com/proto/semaphore_02.html

Regards

Mike
User avatar
mikewturner
Crossing box
Crossing box
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:09 am
Location: Crewe Division

Re: SR route indicators

Unread postby davidwoodcock » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:41 pm

davidwoodcock
Rest-day relief
Rest-day relief
 
Posts: 916
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:58 am
Location: Champlon, Belgique

Re: SR route indicators

Unread postby Chris Osment » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:32 am

You could also ask the S&T chaps at the Swanage Railway perhaps, as they have an operational one there.
Chris Osment
West Country Railway Archives
http://www.railwest.org.uk
User avatar
Chris Osment
Main line box
Main line box
 
Posts: 2205
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:32 am
Location: Somewhere in the West Country

Re: SR route indicators

Unread postby Pete2320 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:07 pm

The indicator illustrated is a Sykes (SYX) electric route indicator. In the normal state a black disc is displayed. When the signal is cleared this moves out of the way and a letter or number will be shown. The letter or number is selected by a solenoid, one for each of. The black disc is operated by a rotary Z solenoid similar to that in the same makers banner signals. When the black disc moves it also moves whichever letter or number has been selected.i
Southern practice generally seems to have been to provide a separate route lever for each route which was reversed before the signal lever was reversed. However the same type of indicator was used by other companies, certainly the LNER, where different arrangements would have applied.
Pete
Pete2320
Main line box
Main line box
 
Posts: 2096
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:50 pm
Location: Barton on Humber

Re: SR route indicators

Unread postby Richard Pike » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:14 pm

Richard..
Richard Pike
Main line box
Main line box
 
Posts: 1680
Joined: Thu Nov 8, 2007 9:19 pm
Location: GN(southern area)

Re: SR route indicators

Unread postby Chris Rideout » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:25 pm

Pete2320 wrote:The indicator illustrated is a Sykes (SYX) electric route indicator.

Quite common in bygone years. There was one below the Ryde Pier Head Up Inner Home. It automatically displayed the platform number when the Up Main Inner Home (no 25) was cleared. Fareham East had one departing from the bay platform for the Up Netley, Up Deviation, or Up Meon Valley routes but I can't remember what letters were displayed. The route was selected by lever nos 1, 2, or 3 and the signal was then unlocked and cleared by lever named "A" which was to the left side of no 1.
Chris Rideout
Branch line box
Branch line box
 
Posts: 312
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:59 pm
Location: Sunny South Coast

Re: SR route indicators

Unread postby Chris Osment » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:53 pm

There were two - which I presume were of the same type - at Exmouth. The one on the Down Inner Home (2) could display 6 routes, the one on the Down Branch Inner Home (13) had 5 routes.
Chris Osment
West Country Railway Archives
http://www.railwest.org.uk
User avatar
Chris Osment
Main line box
Main line box
 
Posts: 2205
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:32 am
Location: Somewhere in the West Country


Return to Signalling - historical

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests