This is Redruth Junction up starting signal. It was erected in 1914 (wooden posts were usually stamped with their erection date.). The distant arm, from 1914 till 1955 was Redruth Station box up inner distant (there was an 'outer' distant below Junction box up home). There were signal alterations at this spot in 1914. The 1908 O.S. map shows the old signalling, dating from 1894.
When Redruth station box closed, in December 1955, the lower arm became Drump Lane up distant.
Contrary to what the caption says, these are not centre-balanced arms. This type of arm, with the spectacle plate to the left of the post, was often employed in confined locations, where sighting was difficult (in this case, the Coach Lane overbridge, which is immediarely behind the photographer.).
The signal lasted until 1966, when Redruth Junction box closed.
All the best,
Thus many small engineering works took place at Dawlish Warren Station where new platform tiles etc were installed,then near The footbridge by the emergency crossing the oldfootway sleepers were being renewed,also more track work in operation near Langstone.
At Dawlish the station was shut for the public so resorted to taking my new bridge photos from Kennaway tunnel bridge where a BAM employee explained they were starting absailing the cliffs to look for potential weaknesses from here to Parsons Tunnel.The shelter at Holcombe seems to be making little progress
The concrete footway over Daw;ish Water and linking up the whole sea wall is reaching its final mammoth end with massive blocks being slotted in like a giant jigsaw
The latest Dawlish Beach Cam tour is excellent to watch
Best regards, Guy Vincent.