Regards, Clive Smith
Roger report It is difficult to get through to the hospital but a current report of yesterday via his cousin was that a 'care plan' is being prepared for his return home. Lets hope that is soon. With the current lock down his routine operation is likely to be delayed further. Thanks to all for your best wishes.
I’m fairly sure Paignton North and South LC were converted in 1988, not 100% on that.
In 1985 I took on the track maintenance of the North Devon Lines and Eggesford SB was in use with gates as once again I can recall the Capstan, from memory barriers were installed 1987 when the SB closed and the line was converted to NSTK working.
Not sure about Crediton, while I was the MAS project manager we singled the line from Crowley to Crediton in 1984 and I took on the maintenance of the route in 1985.
Hope this may be of some help
Your 21 January 2021 News Page asked some questions about four level crossings. Here are my responses:
Long Rock - Converted from four half gates to two full lifting barriers in January 1961.
Long Rock - Re-Controlled from Penzance using CCTV Supervision with four half lifting barriers on 24/06/1974.
Paignton South - Converted from four half gates to two full lifting barriers on 13/11/1972.
Eggesford - Converted from four half gates to two full lifting barriers on 30/11/1969.
Crediton - Converted from four half gates to two full lifting barriers in December 1984.
Kind Regards, Chris Bellett
An answer to Jack Hunts question of when Crediton and Eggesford signal boxes level crossings were converted from gates to full lifting barriers.
Best Wishes, Graham Bowden, Signalman Crediton