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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:37 pm

Thanks - obviously the diverging route isn't as acute as I imagined - it seems to be 100 mph right through to where it joins the original line.
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The flashing aspects for moves DS-DF at Doxey appear to have been disconnected.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:13 pm

Can anyone say why there is still a 70 TSR on the US from just before Little Bridgeford to Great Bridgeford - signal sighting?
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Rather surprised the facing connection in the down slow where the new and old lines diverge wasn't removed until May Day and ever since there has been a slack through the site. There has also been a 30 mph slack at Stafford South through the connection from the up slow and facing connection to the down goods - are these and apparent removal of the flashing yellows applicable to Doxey Junction sighting related?
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Wed Jun 1, 2016 12:35 pm

The slack on the up Slow/Stone has now gone, but although the chord has not been commissioned I was slightly surprised this morning to see the connection in the up and down fast weren't clipped.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Fast Line Floyd » Wed Jun 1, 2016 1:48 pm

Mike Stone wrote:The slack on the up Slow/Stone has now gone, but although the chord has not been commissioned I was slightly surprised this morning to see the connection in the up and down fast weren't clipped.

If you are talking about the crossover in the fast lines (as opposed to the points on the Up Fast leading to the Chord) then there is no reason why they should be clipped if they are in the interlocking and tested. I would expect the Chord points to be clipped though, if the Chord has not been commissioned.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby actonwells » Sun Jun 5, 2016 12:31 am

The chord points have been clipped. There is still outstanding OLE work to be done before it's brought into use.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Sun Jun 5, 2016 11:56 am

There appeared to be a substantial amount of tamping, if not a ballast drop, to be done too, but looks more usable now.
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A lot of to-and froing of staff in and out of number 5 today.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby brick60000 » Tue Jun 7, 2016 9:50 pm

Mike Stone wrote:A lot of to-and froing of staff in and out of number 5 today.


Are there any updates as a result at all on likely times for either or the boxes demolition? Guessing that it's probably getting fairly soon - especially for no.4, but who knows!n.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:20 pm

A few boarded up windows at the south end of no.4 but nothing else.
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A start seems to have been made on recovering the old down slow at the Heamies end.
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UPDATE- looks as though they are clearing a route from behind the parcels platform to remove the rubble when no.5 goes
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby brick60000 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:25 am

I'd read a while back that as part of the works, the Madeley chord line was to be reconnected. Passing today, however, this appears not to be the case. Does anyone have any information on this at all?
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:41 am

It was said that Freightliner had a potential contract for some aggregates traffic, but if I recall correctly that was about 2012. The facing crossover in the slow lines was re-instated but the trailing connection in the down slow never got put in, and has lain on the lineside at Madeley Yard ever since.
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The network change putting the branch out of use has just expired.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby The Planner » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:38 pm

Shortly will be extended again. Don't expect it to reopen anytime soon, there is no traffic.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mike Stone » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:48 pm

Can anyone confirm the new layout at Norton Bridge is correctly shown in the SA as controlled from Rugby - a chap was adamant that someone who works at Stoke told him that it was still worked from there.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby The Planner » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:30 am

It is controlled from the ROC as far as I know.
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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby Mark Lamb » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:04 pm

Perhaps 'the chap' was referring to the SSI Interlockings? Have they been moved, or more probably, have they been re-controlled from Rugby? If re-control is the case then it could be argued that it is still worked (from a S&T perspective) from Stoke, but controlled from the ROC.

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Re: Stafford resignalling

Unread postby The Planner » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:42 am

Possible I suppose, the plan is to re-control Stoke and move it all down to Rugby when we do Colwich.
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