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Hi All.   I have just watched a TV program I recorded last Sunday evening on BBC 2. Britain's Greatest Pilot: The story of Caption Winkle Brown. I mention this as he was serving on the escort carrier Audacity I mentioned in my blog on Sunday when she was sunk by a U Boat. It is repeated tonight,Tuesday, again on BBC 2.at 1120pm, failing that you can catch up on BBC Iplayer. It really is worth a look   Derek

derekarthurnaylor

derekarthurnaylor

Aire Valley Railway

Hi again. Posting the last two box drawings. Keighley Station Jcn and Keighley North. Starting with Station Jcn. It had a 25 lever frame, all working, no spares. I guess the jumble of points in the center will be the first thing to catch the eye. The junction from the up main to the down branch (Oxenhope) is straight forward.. On the up branch the main route was onto the down main. .None passenger trains could also be routed into the down sidings. The sidings to the right of No 24 ground sign

derekarthurnaylor

derekarthurnaylor

Aire Valley Railway

Hi. I'm posting drawings of the penultimate pair of boxes. Marley Jcn and Thwaites Jcn. Marley Jcn as will be noted had a pretty simple layout but it did however have a couple of interesting moves on the late shift of which more anon. It had a 24 lever frame of which 8 were spares. When I first learned this box it had a crossover in the main lines with ground signals to control it.. These were removed in April 1955. As far as I can recall the crossover did not get much use. I trust the di

derekarthurnaylor

derekarthurnaylor

Aire Valley Railway

Hi. Attaching two more signal box diagrams. The first is Hirstwood. It had a 16 lever frame including one spare. I see I failed to number the ground signal controlling the setting back move through number 6 points, it should be numbered 5. The two ground signals 8 and11 had yellow aspects and could be passed for shunting purposes when in the on position. Note the odd track layout of the sidings. at number 12 points. There was a couple of works served by the yard. Scot motor cycles was one

derekarthurnaylor

derekarthurnaylor

Aire Valley Railway

Hi. I'm posting the Leeds Jcn drawing, the last of the Shipley triangle boxes. A quick personal note. I was made a Train Recorder in 1945 having reached the age of 16 and able to work nights. There was a lad on each shift from Monday 0600 to 0200 Sunday morning. I am also attaching a very simple drawing of the box's down distant signals relevant to the two boxes in rear. I tried yesterday when I started this post to explain the distant signal operation in words but it became almost impossibl

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derekarthurnaylor

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