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#76 The Stationmaster

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 13:19

Thanks!

They used lamps then and not discs? Was there not confusion with normal headcodes?

The Western workings used lamps,the Southern workings used discs (and obviously lamped after dark etc). No confusion with normal codes - or rather there shouldn't have been, provided Signalmen knew which trains were which and the running order - and anything out of course would be 'boxered' (advised by box-to-box message).

PS Glad you were happy with some examples, in 1960 there were 2 local headcodes off the Western mainlines to the West London Linei (two codes used for four different destinations, hmm), 9 codes on the WLL/Old Oak Common to/from the Southern Central Section, and 5 codes to/from the Southern Eastern Section. Some of these 14 codes were duplicated.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 14:24

Thanks again!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:10

Work on the layout based on a location of Chelsea on the WLL, albeit with some changes to history of the location for my purposes, is moving on based on my earlier thread.

Now I am reseaching the locomotives that ran on the line particularly those other than BR standards or SR ones which I know worked through. Did any WR.LMR or ER locomotives migrate south of Kensington on through Chelsea to Clapham and may be beyond, or even to the basin yard at Chelsea. I know a great variety of diesels did but can find virtually no information on steam locomotives for the 1960`s.
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I know some panniers did but I believe many passenger through trains from the north had a loco change at Kensington. But what about the numerous inter regional through freight trains that ran, surely they did not all change locos at Kensington?

I seem to have hit a brick wall with the internet web sites and the WLL books so any help on this would be much appreciated.

Many thanks



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Posted 03 April 2012 - 15:17

Thanks for that. Do you happen to know if there were similar flows in the 60's?

I don't think freight traffic flows varied greatly between the 60's and 70's unlike later on - but I could be totally wrong!!!!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 21:27

Many thanks for the traffic info. One of my favourite trains are parcels so a good reason to run plenty!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:28

Many thanks for the traffic info. One of my favourite trains are parcels so a good reason to run plenty!

Good idea then to possibly go for the pre-Christmas period whenLKO became a temporary depot with a large 'tent' to handle mail traffic?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 16:14

So presumably a lot of Xmas mail specials in both directions at this time. Sounds like I need even more parcels vehicles to purchase and kits to build!!!!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 16:16

So presumably a lot of Xmas mail specials in both directions at this time. Sounds like I need even more parcels vehicles to purchase and kits to build!!!!

Exactly so - I can't recall how many trains a day but there was quite a large temporary structure built for every Christmas mail period Christmas and one of the Divisional Parcels Inspectors took charge of it every year.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 16:35

I remember this in the 60s, but definitely not the early 70s when I worked there!

Still going on in 1970 but I'm not sure after that as I left the London Division in early 1971.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:32

Great place to model in the 1970's

Dead straight - 4 tracks - sidings - convenient scenic break at either end - easily modelled back scene from either perspective - simple station buildings - two different sorts of semaphore signals - underground - practically ANYTHING running through....................

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:42

A few shots here from RobertCWP's Flickr site, taken sometime in the early 1960s:-
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