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Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:28 pm

It may be totally unconnected but the four Salop sidings furthest from the main line have been recovered, perhaps to provide a base for the signalling work?
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby The Planner » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:17 pm

You assume correctly, it is a base for that and Norton Bridge grade separation, it will get handed back to the local ops guys afterwards.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Outer_home_signal » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:41 am

Will be the site offices for the Norton Bridge Alliance and will have some modular buildings erected soon.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mad Mac » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:51 pm

Just to digress very slightly, wasn't there a PSB built at Stafford for WCML electrification but never used?
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby JRB » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:05 pm

Used for S&T offices &c.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:47 pm

Not controlled by the Stafford boxes of course, but have there been any developments on remodelling Colwich to extend bi-di working from Lichfield/Curborough?
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby The Planner » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:16 pm

No, nothing will happen along there until/if HS2 gets going.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:53 pm

http://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk ... -1f89.aspx
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why can't they be straight - what "postal siding"?
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Fast Line Floyd » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:00 pm

Mike Stone wrote:http://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/News-Releases/Second-phase-of-railway-upgrade-between-Stafford-and-Crewe-gets-underway-1f89.aspx
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why can't they be straight - what "postal siding"?

That is fairly straight, the loop adjacent to platform 5 is the postal siding.

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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:04 pm

No it isn't, that is the up and down goods loop, which I presume will be extended to the Wolverhampton Road overbridge, so there is no new loop.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby The Planner » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:23 pm

Depends how you define new loop, you will still be able to overtake trains in the loop that is going in. I will dig out the plans next week and take a look.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Fast Line Floyd » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:48 pm

Mike Stone wrote:No it isn't, that is the up and down goods loop, which I presume will be extended to the Wolverhampton Road overbridge, so there is no new loop.

The futhest line to the left looking north on the down side of Stafford Station is a loop which has a platform which has been known as the postal siding and postal terminal, it dates from the inception of the class 325 postal units and the opening of a number of similar postal sidings at places like warrington, Shields and a couple of other places that I can't remember.

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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:10 pm

In its present form it dates from the rebuilding of the station for electrification, if not before, as a down goods loop. The parcels platform was merely built alongside the existing loop, made reversable by installing a second trailing crossover at SD4 to permit southbound departures - like Fenny Compton down loop, its reversable status as a goods loop is theoretical rather than practical, as putting an up train in and getting it out again is likely to cause more delay than letting it run to the up Birmingham slow or Whitehouse. As for down trains I suspect moving the entrance nearer Wolverhampton means that any Stoke line passenger train, all of which stop at Stafford, following a freight is likely to be delayed more by putting it inside than letting it run
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I would have though if a new loop was required in the Stafford area it would surely be better to have converted the down slow between Norton Bridge and whatever the new junction with the down slow is going to be called.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby The Planner » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:29 pm

Pretty sure it is flashing yellows into the new loop. The new junction on the down slow/flyover line is Searchlight Jn I think, with the Up Slow one as Yarnfield Jn, or the other way around!
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:41 am

It isn't a new loop, its the existing one extended. Will flashing yellows be of any great benefit if they are coming to a stand in the loop anyway - will the signal controlling entry to the loop also protect Trent Valley Junction.
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