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Southern Region style route indicators

Unread postby scarpa » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:23 pm

Has the three lamp route indicator signals all been abolished ?
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Re: Southern Region style route indicators

Unread postby Peter Gibbons » Sat Jul 1, 2017 9:21 pm

As far as I'm aware, the last three-lamp route indicators on the former Southern Region were at Rochester, Rainham and Sittingbourne. These were all abolished along with the panel boxes that controlled them on 25th March 2016 as part of the East Kent Resisignalling, Phase 2 project.
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Re: Southern Region style route indicators

Unread postby davidwoodcock » Sat Jul 1, 2017 10:27 pm

It is almost surprising that those few lasted that long. The "standard" five-lamp indicators started to go in on the Southern about 1965/66, so any survivors would be at least 50 years old, and those Chatham line examples had actually been installed in 1959, so they were almost prehistoric by modern standards.
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Re: Southern Region style route indicators

Unread postby colin1501 » Sun Jul 2, 2017 7:59 am

And it's not just the route indicators - a lot of the original 1959 signal heads lasted right up to the end in 2016 between Meopham and Sittingbourne, having been in service for 57 years. I wonder if the replacements will last as long?

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