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  1. Quite so, it was originally built as a LSWR Type 4 Box.
  2. I'm pretty sure that Heddon Mill Crossing was a Block Post (i.e. Signalbox) and not just a Crossing Box.
  3. All in all it certainly seems to vindicate the concept of the APT. It's a shame BR was never really allowed the time or finance to see the project through to completion.
  4. A log of the record run by the APT-P from Euston to Glasgow on 12th December 1984 can be found here: https://www.apt-p.com/PGBarlow.htm
  5. What has Hatfield got to do with the West Coast main Line?
  6. Surely the whole point of the APT was that it could travel faster than a normal train on the existing infrastructure?
  7. Many thanks for that, with my eyesight I think 8° will do fine.
  8. Could some kind soul please confirm the radius and crossing angle of the new B7 point kit for me? I'm sure it's been mentioned here somewhere, I just can't seem to find it.
  9. Ilfracombe I think, or maybe Bournemouth West, but then again it could be Pwhelli, or possibly Bude, I'm not really sure. I'll get back to you when/if I make up my mind.
  10. Thanks for that, it's amazing how quickly things move on. However, I have to say it seems like an unecessary complication and a complete waste of a set of lunar lights to me.
  11. I would still like to know why that signal has two sets of Lunar Lights? To me it seems contrary to standard signalling practice for two routes; i.e. main aspect for the principal route, main aspect and lunar lights for the diverging route. Perhaps things have moved on since my day
  12. On the Footplate Anyone recognise the Crew? The picture was most likely taken on one of Top Shed's A4's in early 1959 - certainly no later than July of that year.
  13. Having dug very deep into the records I think it is Swindon built WR Cross Country Set P558, comprising MOCB (DMBC) W51580, TS (TSL) W59586 and MOS (DMSL) 51589. Can anyone confirm please?
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