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RSCo SB Designs.

Unread postby MRFS » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:56 pm

Did the RSCo have a standard design for (say) the L&Y? I ask because I've seen an L&Y box specified for an Irish railway, and the RSCo were the contractors.
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Re: RSCo SB Designs.

Unread postby davidwoodcock » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:06 pm

When the RSCo was first established (effectively out of the GWCo's signalling department - although that continued briefly in its own right), it was the signalling department of the L&Y (in much the same way as S&F were the signalling department of the LBSCR for a long period). When the L&Y subsequently took its signalling department in-house it more or less continued to use RSCo designs (with one real oddity in that one of the standard signal box lengths was changed slightly).
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Re: RSCo SB Designs.

Unread postby Pete2320 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:45 pm

RSCo boxes were pretty much of a likeness no matter who they were supplied to although no doubt they would do specials if requested (Mersey Railway perhaps).
As such, for RSCo to specify an L&Y box seems a bit odd. Tell us more about he contract.
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