Signals

THE SIGNAL BOX


Railway signalling discussion

Welsh Marches.

Current and future British signalling (UK except Northern Ireland)

Welsh Marches.

Unread postby pip1958 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:43 am

May I ask if anybody knows when the work will start to upgrade the Newport to Shrewsbury route.
I believe that it was to be in 2017 but can find no mention of implementation.
Thanking you in advance for any replies.
pip1958
Trainee
Trainee
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:48 am
Location: Dorset

Re: Welsh Marches.

Unread postby colin1501 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:19 am

Was down there in 2016 and had a chat with the signaller at Tram Inn. He thought it had been put back around 10 years!

Colin
colin1501
Branch line box
Branch line box
 
Posts: 147
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:24 pm
Location: Hampshire

Re: Welsh Marches.

Unread postby The Planner » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:23 am

Signalling plans were drawn up but, as said, this one is firmly on the back burner now. Very much doubt it will be in the next control period.
The Planner
Branch line box
Branch line box
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:28 pm

Re: Welsh Marches.

Unread postby LlaniGraham » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:42 pm

I used to work a Box on the route before I left in the last 2 years.
The first date we were told was 2018, this then slipped to 2020/21, and now seems to have slipped even further, as The Planner says.
User avatar
LlaniGraham
Branch line box
Branch line box
 
Posts: 276
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:00 pm
Location: Llanidloes, Powys

Re: Welsh Marches.

Unread postby LAMPMAN » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:48 pm

2035 has been mentioned as the earliest date.
Windy up this Distant

LAMPMAN
User avatar
LAMPMAN
Crossing box
Crossing box
 
Posts: 91
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:36 am

Re: Welsh Marches.

Unread postby pip1958 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:13 am

Very many thanks to you all. I needn't rush up from Dorset then this weekend !!
pip1958
Trainee
Trainee
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:48 am
Location: Dorset

Re: Welsh Marches.

Unread postby Baffled boffin » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:17 pm

Entirely mechanical areas are likely to survive much longer than colour light territory because complete re-signalling as opposed to re-control is necessary. So it costs much more to re-signal mechanical areas. It may never even happen, along with Mr. Carne's much-trumped Digital Railway. :roll:
S&T
Baffled boffin
Trainee
Trainee
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:17 pm

Re: Welsh Marches.

Unread postby Chris Osment » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:19 pm

Baffled boffin wrote:Entirely mechanical areas are likely to survive much longer than colour light territory because complete re-signalling as opposed to re-control is necessary. ........


But pip1958 might still find it worthwhile to visit Yeovil Pen Mill sometime.....:-)
Chris Osment
West Country Railway Archives
http://www.railwest.org.uk
User avatar
Chris Osment
Main line box
Main line box
 
Posts: 2279
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:32 am
Location: Somewhere in the West Country

Re: Welsh Marches.

Unread postby pip1958 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:02 pm

Chris Osment wrote:
Baffled boffin wrote:Entirely mechanical areas are likely to survive much longer than colour light territory because complete re-signalling as opposed to re-control is necessary. ........


But pip1958 might still find it worthwhile to visit Yeovil Pen Mill sometime.....:-)


Thank you very much for your suggestion Mr Osment. I was lucky enough to be invited into Pen Mill one Sunday afternoon a few years ago now. I had gone to take photographs of the route indicator, but missed it by three weeks when replacement semaphores had been erected to replace the life expired ones. Apparently the indicator is at Yeovil Junction Railway Centre.

What I would like to see is the transfer of ekt magazines between the two machines at Maiden Newton. From what I understand there is no specific day or time, and my occupation allows very little time off. But who knows one day.
pip1958
Trainee
Trainee
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:48 am
Location: Dorset

Re: Welsh Marches.

Unread postby Chris Osment » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:41 pm

>>>I was lucky enough to be invited into Pen Mill one Sunday afternoon a few years ago now......
Lucky you - I've never managed that so far.


>>>Apparently the indicator is at Yeovil Junction Railway Centre...

Yes, the whole signal is now re-erected in their yard, they have photos of it on the web.

>>>What I would like to see is the transfer of ekt magazines between the two machines at Maiden Newton....
Good luck with that! When I was there a few years ago the train-crew would not let me even look inside the cabinet, let alone take photos, for "security reasons". Fortunately I had much better luck on my next visit....

PS: I think we may get warned for 'thread drift' here...... :oops:
Chris Osment
West Country Railway Archives
http://www.railwest.org.uk
User avatar
Chris Osment
Main line box
Main line box
 
Posts: 2279
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:32 am
Location: Somewhere in the West Country


Return to Signalling - current

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests