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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby kestreleyes » Mon May 16, 2011 2:39 pm

youre already correct on both, normal running is into p2 at matlock, riverside is being kept in case we have to terminate early eg in emergency,they do occur on the branch from time to time.

there is to be a instruction issued, as always instructions are only as good as those using them,whereas a physical object is more reliable at preventing misoperation,eg if you dont have key or staff you dont get to move points, once again remember its their side of fence and their ideas and operations we have to base ours around..

the method previously mentioned is option 3

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option 1 top n tail,use matlock,every other loco is the one that brought it in leaving the previousd one up there for last time.
option 2 terminate at riverside run round,1 loco in use only.
option 3,use riverside but put the original incoming loco back on again,may not seem worthwhile ,but after a years operations with two locos you start to get asked is there any way we can reuse the same incoming engine and just leave the shunter up there all day, to save on costs etc,so weve provided it at day 1,yup option 3.
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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby Fay Singpoint » Tue May 17, 2011 6:01 pm

Mike Hodgson wrote:Where both phone and TC are provided, do I take it the fireman is supposed to use the phone rather than the TC to remind the signalman of his presence?

Would that also apply to the Fireman's Call Plunger? If so, there wouldn't seem to be much point in having one at 10/11/12 signals


Hello Mike,

Where a telephone is provided, the driver/fireman would use that to contact the signalman as required irrespective of whether or not there is a track circuit.

You are correct that the Fireman's Call Plunger is not required if a phone is provided.

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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby Mike Stone » Tue Jul 5, 2011 10:04 am

Matlock duly re-opened - I presume the shareholders special ran on July 1st, but video on line of the public opening on the 2nd.
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I understand the points controlled from the NR GF were clipped out of use.
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Presumably the trains carried both the Darley Dale-Matlock Riverside and Matlock Riverside-Platform 2 staffs?
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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby Mike Stone » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:51 pm

Having now had a trip on the Peak Rail line, I see that the points controlled from MatlocK GF are not clipped, but the trap points at the end of the run round siding on the "NR" line are in fact clipped to direct any overrunning movements onto the Peak Rail line rather than derailing them!
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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby kestreleyes » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:05 am

oh yes--it has been noted to them,hence the desire to bring the points under control of a gf there :idea:
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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby kestreleyes » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:26 pm

The ex Luffenham cabin today was craned onto its new base at Riverside at Matlock, work has started to finish off the matching blockwork where it meets etcetera.

il try and get a link up to some pictures a s soon as someone puts one up on the net

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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby MRFS » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:24 am

Well done, look forward to the results.
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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby petwall » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:09 pm

Pictures of the signal box being installed at Matlock Riverside are now on Flickr and Dom's S&T website
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peakrailprogress/
http://dominic-beglin.magix.net/website/#SIGNALLING ON THE LINE

Look under latest projects on Dom's site

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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby Mike Stone » Mon Mar 4, 2013 11:43 am

I visited Matlock last week and noted that the new signalling at Riverside appeared virtually complete - what is the current method of working for trains are terminating there?
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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby kestreleyes » Sat May 11, 2013 5:56 am

The current method is top and tail working with our own Pr staff key extended to cover the bit from matlock town to riverisde, eventually this will be covered by NR divisible staff for the same section to allow the top and tail loco to drop off into riverside.

you are correct in that it is virtually complete, all that remains is to connect up the points to the cabin outside (next job on with now) and plug in a genny to run it all,though the batteries are currently working well of a solar cell, theres a small bit of decorating and tidying up to do,a chimney and signs to make etc but beyond that its well advanced.
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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby Mike Stone » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:17 pm

I note the points are being worked from the box, but all signals have crosses.
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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby kestreleyes » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:14 am

indeed sir, testing is on going but we need to use the layout for running round in degraded modes

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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby Mike Stone » Mon Jun 8, 2015 11:14 am

Has the box been commissioned yet?
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Re: Matlock n Ex-Luffenham signalbox

Unread postby kestreleyes » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:25 am

It has been commisioned as far as all the testing completed,we wanted to start signaller training this month but at present with it being summer,folks on hols and some key staff being busy on D8 we've not set a date for this yet, the operational heads need to get a day when nothing's running to get together and go through rules and regs etcetera which as you can guess being summer limits us to a few days a week that we can do this, the box has been used quite a few times during the low season to runaround and on odd dates when loco problems require one engine running at which we've manned the cabin short notice and flagged instead of signalled till the training is completed.
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