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Author Topic: Question concerning Crossovers on the Cornish Mainline  (Read 4284 times)
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« on: November 23, 2018, 06:15:23 pm »

Idle wondering...

Could any learned poster tell me, excluding the single track sections at St Budeaux-Saltash, Largin & Long Rock-Penzance, how many places remain where trains could switch (via crossovers or points) from down to up and/or vice-versa on the Cornish main line? Thank you.



 
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2018, 07:07:13 pm »

There are two at Truro, one at each end of the station and at a guess, thinking of clay trains and branch lines I think one at Burngullow (twix St Austell and Truro)for the line to Parkandillick, St Austell, Lostwithiel & Par, Liskeard and St Erth.

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2018, 07:20:45 pm »

Do you mean facing crossovers where trains would not have to reverse first?
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2018, 07:38:57 pm »

Do you mean facing crossovers where trains would not have to reverse first?

But if they come off a single line section 'wrong line' or have already crossed over, would our original poster not be equally interested in trailing crossovers?
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2018, 07:51:56 pm »

Do you mean facing crossovers where trains would not have to reverse first?

But if they come off a single line section 'wrong line' or have already crossed over, would our original poster not be equally interested in trailing crossovers?
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St.Erth (West End)
Truro (West End)
Truro (East End)
Burngullow Junction
St.Austell (East End)
Par (West End)
Par (East End)
Lostwithiel (East End)
Liskeard (West End)
Liskeard (East End)
Keyham (West End)
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 08:22:33 am »

Also St Budeaux (access to Gunnislake branch)
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 09:25:10 am »

I thought he meant anything other than those in regular use.  Thats why I didn't mention that one....
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 09:59:19 am »

Thanks all for the information, and apologies if the question was not clear - I was interested in both facing and trailing crossovers.

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