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Re: Bewdley South Bracket Signal

Unread postby John Hinson » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:26 am

guard_jamie wrote:It is odd to think that the Bewdley triangle and the line to Alveley suffered the ignominy of LMR control.

There's nothing ignominious about that. A large chunk of GWR territory in the West Midlands passed to the LMR. The converse happened elsewhere. It was just a case of adjusting former company boundaries to form more sensible geographical areas, having become part of a national railway.

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Re: Bewdley South Bracket Signal

Unread postby Danny252 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:38 am

John Hinson wrote:Beg pardon, but the first of the above shows a tubular post signal in silver! The white-post signals in that picture are wooden.


That one is a curious one, and I wasn't sure whether to include it. As Jamie mentioned, the second photo shows a view of the rear of the same signal in the same year where it is apparently white, and my conclusion was that it appears silver in the first photo due to a combination of how the film captured the colour and rust.

However, it appears my opinion is in the minority! Perhaps the SVR S&T department were very proactive in painting signals in 1970.

Looking at this 1962 photo, the post appears fairly dark, perhaps implying it was indeed silver rather than white. There's also another 1962 photo by the goods shed, but I think we could argue for weeks over that one...
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Re: Bewdley South Bracket Signal

Unread postby Danny252 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:56 am

...and pulling out even more black and white photos...

Comparing the rather dark (Down) Back Road Home (and Down Main Home?) to the very bright post on Bewdley South's homes, it looks like a mix of silver and white: http://www.rcts.org.uk/features/mystery ... g=Y-91-32A
I also concede that the Back Road Inner Homes look quite grey: http://www.rcts.org.uk/features/mystery ... mg=Y-46-27
Though the signals to the north of the station all look quite bright: http://www.rcts.org.uk/features/mystery ... mg=Y-46-31
And at Bewdley South, perhaps white on the Kidderminster line: http://www.rcts.org.uk/features/mystery ... mg=Y-46-21
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Re: Bewdley South Bracket Signal

Unread postby guard_jamie » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:03 pm

John Hinson wrote:
guard_jamie wrote:It is odd to think that the Bewdley triangle and the line to Alveley suffered the ignominy of LMR control.

There's nothing ignominious about that. A large chunk of GWR territory in the West Midlands passed to the LMR. The converse happened elsewhere. It was just a case of adjusting former company boundaries to form more sensible geographical areas, having become part of a national railway.

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I would have used the same terminology had we been discussing an ex-LMS line come under WR control.
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