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Author Topic: Westbury North Junction Renewal December 2018 - January 2019  (Read 6085 times)
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« Reply #105 on: January 08, 2019, 02:07:14 pm »

Are you talking about the third picture down?   I assume it cannot be moved any further as it would then be too close to the set of points it protects.

Yes, I Was thinking it would be better to put it, just behind fence on opposite side to that pile of rubbish so that it is opposite the gantry on the other platform, Also I think NR should of replaced that gantry while they were at it, by putting a new signal there also in the hole where they would of taken out the gantry, Looks so rusty that it, looks as if It's about to fall on to the tracks, Would of thought this would of been done on H-S grounds. From the pictures, the one they did remove was in a better state than the other two they left, This is a one expense job, if had been done now, would save money in the long term, when the area is resignalled, then all they would of needed is new numbers.
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« Reply #106 on: January 08, 2019, 02:10:56 pm »

Remembering it being installed in 1984, when I was going to Bristol to government centre, for unemployed people, that turned out to be a waste of public money.

Ah, Winterbourne!

No it was a rehab centre, knocked down now and has houses on, was in Fishponds, Why I was sent there, I do not know, stupid Jobcentre, I had only just left school.
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« Reply #107 on: January 08, 2019, 02:39:34 pm »

Signals have to be positioned between 5m and 20m from the Insulated Rail Joint for the track circuit (or axle counter head) that replaces them from proceed to danger aspects.  Not possible to move the ones shown in Bobs photographs and if you only move it 1m or 2m then its not worth the cost of doing so for the null benefit gained.
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« Reply #108 on: January 08, 2019, 04:41:14 pm »

Remembering it being installed in 1984, when I was going to Bristol to government centre, for unemployed people, that turned out to be a waste of public money.

Ah, Winterbourne!

No it was a rehab centre, knocked down now and has houses on, was in Fishponds, Why I was sent there, I do not know, stupid Jobcentre, I had only just left school.

The Vassell Centre. I never sent anyone there when I worked in the stupid Jobcentre.
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« Reply #109 on: January 08, 2019, 06:03:24 pm »

Signals have to be positioned between 5m and 20m from the Insulated Rail Joint for the track circuit (or axle counter head) that replaces them from proceed to danger aspects.  Not possible to move the ones shown in Bobs photographs and if you only move it 1m or 2m then its not worth the cost of doing so for the null benefit gained.

Just thinking that it would of allowed trains to come further up the platform. It looks like from the picture, They have put another new joint in,anyway.

there is a signal at Gloucester so far down the platform G58, But it's insulated joint is alongside. But staff have grumbled about it, because they cannot quite get a 10 car I.E.T in the platform.
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« Reply #110 on: January 08, 2019, 06:17:50 pm »

Remembering it being installed in 1984, when I was going to Bristol to government centre, for unemployed people, that turned out to be a waste of public money.

Ah, Winterbourne!

No it was a rehab centre, knocked down now and has houses on, was in Fishponds, Why I was sent there, I do not know, stupid Jobcentre, I had only just left school.

The Vassell Centre. I never sent anyone there when I worked in the stupid Jobcentre.

No not the vassell centre, that was on old army like building in the front, this was mainly a load of old tatty workshops, mainly of asbestos to the rear of that.
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« Reply #111 on: January 08, 2019, 06:36:20 pm »

No not the vassell centre, that was on old army like building in the front, this was mainly a load of old tatty workshops, mainly of asbestos to the rear of that.

Sounds about right for the government.

In a particular role I fulfilled for 10 years at what became DWP, I had quite a few people referred to a different type of educational centre, in Horfield, and a few also referred to another at Eastwood Park. Both were residential.
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« Reply #112 on: January 10, 2019, 09:58:58 pm »

Sounds like this thread has now had its day, Nows to Westbury south Junction renewal December 2019- January 2020.
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« Reply #113 on: January 11, 2019, 07:21:28 am »

https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeShopCRP/photos/a.2247872375459869/2296017753978664/

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Westbury Station CLOSED to trains again this Sunday (13th January 2019). And that means that Dilton Marsh and Melksham are also closed to trains.

* Buses replace trains between Trowbridge and Westbury / Warminster / Dilton Marsh / Frome
* Buses replace trains between between Chippenham and Westbury via Melksham and Trowbridge
* London to West of England trains that normally call at Westbury will call at Frome instead.

CHECK WITH JOURNEY PLANNERS at https://www.gwr.com if you need to travel to, from or through Westbury, or make any TransWIlts journey, this weekend.



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« Reply #114 on: January 11, 2019, 08:54:01 am »

Is that the Melksham train waiting in Platform No.2....... Grin
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« Reply #115 on: January 11, 2019, 09:26:06 am »

Is that the Melksham train waiting in Platform No.2....... Grin

No....when that photo was taken it was Platform 3  Wink
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« Reply #116 on: January 11, 2019, 11:23:59 am »

Sounds like this thread has now had its day, Nows to Westbury south Junction renewal December 2019- January 2020.
Are they closing Westbury again this coming Christmas/New Year?
That won’t go down well with those affected for the two weeks this past Christmas/New Year.
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« Reply #117 on: January 11, 2019, 12:17:36 pm »

Sounds like this thread has now had its day, Nows to Westbury south Junction renewal December 2019- January 2020.
Are they closing Westbury again this coming Christmas/New Year?
That won’t go down well with those affected for the two weeks this past Christmas/New Year.

Not really sure yet, but the south looks like it could do with redoing.
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« Reply #118 on: January 11, 2019, 08:16:08 pm »

Sounds like this thread has now had its day, Nows to Westbury south Junction renewal December 2019- January 2020.

You  might  want  to  hang on for a short while, young man.
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« Reply #119 on: January 12, 2019, 12:41:50 pm »

Sounds like this thread has now had its day, Nows to Westbury south Junction renewal December 2019- January 2020.

You  might  want  to  hang on for a short while, young man.

Do not think I am that young anymore, feeling old, fed up, tired, having to move again, shelling out another 4,300 pounds on rent. Got to be gratefull, at least I am not in a cardboard box behind Asda.
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