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Re: Welsh Highland Railway S&T

Unread postby Richard Lemon » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:34 pm

Oops ... before PGB reads the above ... Where I said "metal" tickets, they are, in fact, plastic. Each is uniquely numbered and when the member of train crew is authorised to take a ticket (the ticket box is released by a key on the staff) the number of the ticket has to be read back to the Controller who thus has confirmation that a ticket for the correct section is being taken.

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Re: Welsh Highland Railway S&T

Unread postby Richard Maund » Fri Jan 8, 2016 4:15 pm

Post by Richard Lemon » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:12 pm

Very basically, WHR operation is staff and (metal) ticket, all movements on the authority of FR Control in Porthmadog. Sections are Caernarfon - Dinas - Waunfawr - Rhyd Ddu - Beddgelert - Pont Croesor - Porthmadog Harbour. All loops, with the exception at present of Waunfawr, have "Shunt Tokens" to enable local / run round moves without the section token. Shunt Token issue is only by permission of Control. Cae Pawb crossing of the Cambrian is by remote release from Machynlleth and "blocks" the crossing to the main line through the ERTMS.

Does this description still hold good, please?
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Re: Welsh Highland Railway S&T

Unread postby MRFS » Sat Jan 9, 2016 10:09 am

Yes, Waenfawr has been a running item in TCs for a while now: 'this station is not yet fitted with a shunt token'.
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