Blue 150238 is seen approaching Crewkerne on its outward trip. Also seen there is the 13.16 Salisbury to Exeter with 159001 and 022 . I'm not sure what the earthworks on the
embankment are, could be drainage, it's very boggy there
Stay safe, Bill
Now is the time to amend your records.
As promised I have carried out some further research into the five level crossing conversion dates. I believe I now have the definitive dates as follows:
24/06/1974 - Penzance resignalling. Ponsandane signalbox closed. 4-half gates converted to 2-full lifting barriers. Barriers out of use until 14/07/1974 then controlled from Penzance signalbox using CCTV supervision.
10/11/1984 - Barriers and CCTV System removed and chained and padlocked field type hand gates provided with telephone to Penzance signalbox.
January 1961 - Converted from 4-half gates to 4-half lifting barriers controlled by Long Rock signalbox.
24/06/1974 - Penzance resignalling. Long Rock signalbox closed. Barriers out of use until 14/07/1974 then controlled from Penzance signalbox using CCTV supervision.
21/11/1967 - Old signalbox damaged by floods and closed.
21/11/1967 to 28/09/1969 - Gates worked by hand on ground.
28/09/1969 - New signalbox commissioned. Gates worked by hand on ground.
23/11/1969 - Existing hand worked gates recovered.
30/11/1969 - 2-full lifting barriers commissioned controlled from signalbox.
01/11/1987 - Signalbox closed. Barriers worked by traincrew.
17/10/1971 - Revised track layout with single lines to Okehampton and Eggesford. Existing 4-half gates worked from signalbox.
January 1974 - Existing hand worked gates recovered.
27/01/1974 - 2-full lifting barriers provided controlled from signalbox.
17/12/1984 - Signalbox lever frame removed and new control panel provided. 2-full lifting barriers controlled from signalbox.
17/12/1974 - Line singled Cowley Bridge Junction to Crediton. Exeter Panel resignalling Stage 1.
13/11/1972 - Revised track layout for Dart Valley Railway (now the Paignton and Dartmouth Railway). Existing 4-half gates retained worked from signalbox.
31/10/1982 - Existing 4-half gates recovered. Level crossing out of use.
14/11/1982 - 2-full lifting barriers provided controlled from signalbox.
26/03/1988 - Signalbox lever frame removed and new control panel provided. Barriers controlled from signalbox.
05/08/1989 - Paignton South signalbox closed and new control panel provided in station building.
The dates above have been taken from the BR Western Region Weekly Operating Notices (known as K2 Notices) and from Resignalling Notices where the schemes altered the track layout and/or signalling arrangements. I would also like to acknowledge information gained from the records of the 'Signalling Record Society'
Hope that clarifies matters.
Retired Signal and Telegraph Engineer