The recent article on the milk traffic from Chard Junction brings back memories.
The engine with or without empty tanks used to pass Exmouth Junction around 1445 when heading to Chard. The return working usually came back at around 1755 and loadings often varied from one tank to several. The locos used always seem to be whatever was available.
GW608 CREDITON TO MELDON
BETWEEN FORMER COLEFORD JUNCTION AND OKEHAMPTON
FROM 1630 THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2022
Corscombe User Worked Crossing (UWC), located at 194m 66ch, has been upgraded to include red/green lights to signal to
the users of the level crossing whether it is safe to cross using the Overlay MSL operating system. Telephones have been
The Overlay MSL system has been introduced to the area at User Worked Crossings with limited sighting. This system consists
of red / green lights that indicate to the user whether it is safe for them to cross the railway. The lights are activated by wheel
sensors that operate in a similar way to axle counters: when they detect a train, they set the lights to red, after the train hits the
strike out sensor the lights go to green. Would all staff please note that, like axle counters, using metal tools or simply passing by
within a metre wearing safety boots can cause activation of these sensors, and should be avoided.
If the sensors fail the lights go into dark mode, they will be reactivated by another train passing or can be reactivated through a
Chris Bellett, Retired S&T Engineer, CRS Member
Signal Alterations (1961)
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Take Care, Chris Bellett, Retired S&T Engineer, CRS Member
Chris Bellett, Retired S&T Engineer, CRS Member.
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