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Westinghouse EP shunting signal.

Unread postby Pete2320 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:09 pm

I am going to start restoring a Westinghouse double arm electro-pneumatic shunting signal. Actually there is little apart from the main post casting but many parts are identical to those of the single arm variety of which I have a couple so can be copied. One part that I can not find enough details of is the post cap/finial. Does anyone have a picture of one of these (or indeed a spare one!)? I'm not sure how widely these signals were used, I can only recall seeing one at Bolton West but I'm sure they more widely used. The single armed variety could be seen at Southport and Salisbury in relatively recent times.

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Re: Westinghouse EP shunting signal.

Unread postby scarpa » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:38 pm

If it helps there is a picture page15 in G Pryer excellent book Southern Signals of a pneumatic disc signal.
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Re: Westinghouse EP shunting signal.

Unread postby Pete2320 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:37 am

scarpa wrote:If it helps there is a picture page15 in G Pryer excellent book Southern Signals of a pneumatic disc signal.

Unfortuneatley not as this is the single arm version, in this case with a disc face. These had a round section post whereas the double arm type had an oval section. However I have to some extent answered my own question as I have found a picture in Raynar Wilsons' "Power Railway Signalling", plate 416 IIRC. However this gives the impression that the pinacle may have been square in plan or is it just a quirk of the lighting? So more pictures (or parts!) still welcome.
As an aside, there seem to be several of the single arm versions around whereas I think the bits I've got may be the last surviving double armed one.

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