The evening will be presented by John Ball and the subject will be the 'Railways of Ireland'.
The seating will be arranged in accordance with guidance and sanitising will be available at the door, masks may be worn if you feel comfortable with this precaution. A normal service of refreshments will be available though we will be using cardboard cups. We look forward to an excellent evening.
The line of route GW608 has been extended to include the former Dartmoor Railway from former Coleford Junction (183m 69ch) to Meldon Quarry (Okehampton) and operated by Network Rail (infrastructure manager).
Delete all references to line of route GW609. The single line between Crediton and former Coleford Junction will continue to be known as the Up/Down Okehampton line. Beyond former Coleford Junction, and to Meldon Quarry, the line will be known as the Up/Down Dartmoor single line. From Crediton, the down direction is now Okehampton. Until further notice the end of the single line will be a stop board (CN102) at the Meldon Quarry end of Okehampton (197m 28ch). A fixed distant signal (CN100) will be provided 510 metres on approach to the stop board.
Method of working
The One-train working regulations applies between Crediton (facing points 23A) and Okehampton. A train-staff labelled “Crediton– Okehampton” has been provided and normally kept in Crediton signal box. The start of one-train working will be indicated by a line side sign, just the Meldon side of facing points 23A (approximately 177m 30ch). The section signal leading onto the single line at Crediton will be CN4. In the other direction, the home signal will be CN3.
Until further notice a temporary speed restriction (TSR) of 55 miles per hour (mph) applies to passenger trains (loaded or empty) and light locomotives between Crediton (facing points 23A) and 195m 00ch. A 30mph TSR applies to all other trains. A differential permissible speed of 30/45 mph will apply between 195m 00ch and a 25mph permissible speed which starts at the Crediton end of Okehampton. There are instances of a lower speed TSR inside the higher (55 mph) TSR. Termination indicator(s) is not placed at the end of the lower speed TSR, instead a 55mph speed indicator will be placed showing the higher speed TSR. See also Section A of this notice concerning lower speed TSR(s) which apply.
The following footpath (FP) and user worked (UWC) level crossings have been upgraded to Overlay Miniature Stop Light (OMSL) type, with red (do not cross) and green (safe to cross) warning lights (R/G), telephones and signs giving instructions to users: 184m 00ch - Penstone FP 187m 04ch - Common Moor No.1 UWC 185m 41ch - Two Moors Way FP 186m 15ch - Landsend UWC 188m 03ch - Buttisland UWC 194m 66ch - Corscombe UWC New whistle (W) board shave been provided on either side of Park No.2 LC (179m 54ch) on the Okehampton and North Devon single lines.
A single platform (situated on the up side of the single line) capable of accommodating 4 x 23m long vehicles has been provided at Okehampton.
Automatic Warning System (AWS)
A permanent AWS magnet has been provided 150 metres on approach to the distant signal (CN100) outside Okehampton. The magnet is not suppressed for up direction movements and a cancelling indicator will be provided. Telecommunications Until further notice, the GSM-R area remains as published in the Sectional Appendix (start/end 183m 79ch).
See local instructions in Section D of this notice concerning duties of the guard in lieu of train radio coverage on the single line.
Retired S&T Engineer
The last selection of 'On Tour' photos taken today, from the western end of Taunton, back Home tomorrow. (9th September 2021)
All the Best