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Level crossing distant signals

Unread postby Wilkinstown » Tue Apr 4, 2017 6:49 am

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2326393 ... 9115782060

The above link shows a level crossing distant signal near Ballymena in Northern Ireland. Was this form of distant signal used elsewhere in the UK ? Was it common to have distant signals of a different format to those at a block post and if so what companies might have adopted this practice ?
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Re: Level crossing distant signals

Unread postby davidwoodcock » Tue Apr 4, 2017 8:01 am

The link leads to a page restricted to group members.
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Re: Level crossing distant signals

Unread postby Wilkinstown » Thu Apr 6, 2017 10:11 pm

An alternative link for the distant signal referred to in my earlier post can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/72328025@ ... ed-public/

Any comments welcome !
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Re: Level crossing distant signals

Unread postby NigelM » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:13 pm

These signals were not universal on the former BNCR, later MR-NCC and LMS-NCC, but were fitted at it is believed 5 crossings worked by resident crossing keepers. No home signal was provided, the signal read onto the red target on the gates, when "on". I have a much better image which hopefully you can see here, this was purchased from Ebay.
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Re: Level crossing distant signals

Unread postby Wilkinstown » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:38 am

Very interesting, this format of distant was used at Slaght and Damhead. Any idea where else ? Those at Damhead were extant in the 1930s but I have no idea when they dated from or how long they remained in place.

How do I see te image you mentioned ?
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Re: Level crossing distant signals

Unread postby NigelM » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:26 pm

Wilkinstown wrote:Very interesting, this format of distant was used at Slaght and Damhead. Any idea where else ? Those at Damhead were extant in the 1930s but I have no idea when they dated from or how long they remained in place.

How do I see te image you mentioned ?


How does one load up a photo here please?
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Re: Level crossing distant signals

Unread postby S&TEngineer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:22 pm

NigelM wrote:
Wilkinstown wrote:Very interesting, this format of distant was used at Slaght and Damhead. Any idea where else ? Those at Damhead were extant in the 1930s but I have no idea when they dated from or how long they remained in place.

How do I see te image you mentioned ?


How does one load up a photo here please?
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Hi Nigel. Everything you need to know can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=35
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