Jump to content

jools1959

Remaining LMS semaphore signals in 2019

Recommended Posts

I know they are few and far between but are there any remaining LMS semaphore signals remaining in 2019, especially within the old Midland Railway boundary?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Posted (edited)

Not being an expert on signal types I can offer the Leicester to Peterborough line as a good place to look, mostly semaphores, notably with the sole lower quadrant example at Ketton.

A few in the Creswell area on the Robin hood line, Derby-Crewe also has semaphores between Tutbury and Stoke on Trent.

The Hope Valley route and Peterborough to Ely are other possibilities.

Edited by great central
Add last paragraph
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Peterborough to Ely are, of course, the Eastern region version of the BR tubular post LMS signals. They differ in details to the pure LMS versions. There are semaphores at Whittlesea and Manea, but these signals have a very short life span left, but are to be directly replaced with 'lightweight' semaphores in life extensioning works....

 

Andy G

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Buxton line still has some. There's a nice distant just north of Whaley Bridge visible under the A6 bridge going north. 

  • Like 1
  • Agree 1
  • Informative/Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would think the Cumbrian Coast line and the Settle Carlisle and the Hope Valley are probably the biggest concentration of LMS signals these days.

 

Andy G

  • Informative/Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Settle Junction's signals are nicely visible from the A65. Is this the last mechanically-signalled double junction?

  • Informative/Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And not far from there, quite a few in the Hellifield station area.

 

  • Like 1
  • Informative/Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.