Just out of curiosity I was wondering which standard gauge UK preserved railways have signal boxes and operate as such ie. with a "Signalman" (even if they can be switched out and used as a ground frame). My next question would be, how many signal boxes and which Signalling Regulations (if at all) could their block controls be compared to? Since originally posing this question I've also started to think about Level Crossings and which locomotive carries the staff if there is one.
Kent & East Sussex Railway
dasy2k1 wrote:Great Central Railway
Quorn and Woodhouse
(Switherland Sidings) (under construction)
Worked by Absolute block between loughborough and Rothley ( quourn box can be switched out)
Worked by One train in section with token between rothley and Leicester north
token collected by train crew (usually the fireman) from box on rothley platform, released electronically from rothley box
no LX on entire line as it was built that way
AndyB wrote:The solution to Ian's dilemma is obvious. Show the token to the driver of the banking engine, and work your way up the train. By the time the driver of the front locomotive (whether or not the "train engine") has seen it, any other drivers will be ready to go as soon as he is and the guard gives the right away - which has a distinct advantage of time.
It would also be quicker than the situation of a banking engine not travelling through the section, where the train engine would have carried the token anyway once the banking engine driver had seen it.
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