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Just now, Michael Hodgson said:

The level crossing at Bellwater Junction is on a skew.  The two gates were hand-worked, but if a gate wheel had been provided it would have been possible to drive both gates without them conflicting because the skew is so sharp.  Normally that's not possible with gate wheels unless 4 gates are provided.

 

The provision of wickets seems a bit OTT given the remoteness of the location.

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1 hour ago, Michael Hodgson said:

 

The provision of wickets seems a bit OTT given the remoteness of the location.

I suspect it was a rule 99 crossing at one time and it would have been a real chore opening the gates for every pedestrian.

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Two memories of mine from this location..

 

One night shift was probably the coldest I have ever been in my railway career. 
 

Whilst digging the holes for the point rodding the wind caught my colleagues helmet. It travelled around 200 yards across the adjacent frozen field in bumps and bounds. 

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21 hours ago, Tim V said:

I'm not sure this qualifies! It controls trains. It's a good day out. Bekonscot 2013!

 

And interior!

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Is that a GEC PX5100 Private Automatic telephone eXchange I spy next to the L frame?

I used to have a working on in my living room, I've just got a cabinet (from a scrapped one) there now, acting as book shelves...

 

Andy G

 

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Here's some Southampton area ones, period 1979-81:

St Denys

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Mount Pleasant Crossing

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Northam Junction

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Southampton Central

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Southampton, line to the Eastern docks:

 

Chapel Crossing

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Canute Road

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East from St Denys:

 

Adelaide Crossing

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Woolston

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Netley (now at Ropley)

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Swanwick

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Fareham

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3 hours ago, Poor Old Bruce said:

Mistley

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That box must have been nice and warm if it needed that many chimneys!

And decent reception for the bobby to watch the cricket on telly between trains too.

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On 06/05/2021 at 20:40, Michael Hodgson said:

The level crossing at Bellwater Junction is on a skew.  The two gates were hand-worked, but if a gate wheel had been provided it would have been possible to drive both gates without them conflicting because the skew is so sharp.  Normally that's not possible with gate wheels unless 4 gates are provided.

such a situation existed at Stow Park and Saxilby on the Joint line north of Lincoln. 
Some interior pictures of Stow Park before closure. The date stamp on them is 2009..... DSCF1788.JPG.58475905dbdb87efaa67e85ebde1b9d1.JPGDSCF1790.JPG.8b09fb99b0fb1b587ec6da072d53b11e.JPGDSCF1793.JPG.c7bb4baae89d936934241972829e6e46.JPGDSCF1792.JPG.614b5278ab053670aae22769bf55ff04.JPGDSCF1794.JPG.4296511a7bd7b4dbcd0546d70457c0e5.JPG

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A long shot, does anyone have any of West Moors on the LSWR in their collection, it was a type 3a box on the old road. Whilst I have found shots in various museums, in Flickr etc  the search for decent images of the box goes on, especially the whole of the rear of it. 

 

Thanks

Duncan

 

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Some Derbyshire boxes

 

The 'new' box at Chinley, built next to the previous Chinley North Junction box, seen on 20 Jan 1983. A BR(LMR) design.

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Chapel en le Frith, another BR(LMR) design on the ex LNWR route from Stockport to Buxton, again on 20 Jan 1983

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and Furness Vale on the same date, an LNWR box.

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Just to fill up the post, my takes of the preserved GWR box at Llangollen, 23 Sept 1982

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On 11/05/2021 at 09:49, Poor Old Bruce said:

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Showing at the far end of the catwalk a red and white ‘non-potable’ BR standard 2 gallon plastic water container. These were, in my experience at least, very much rarer than the green and white drinking water version.

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