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Author Topic: Finn and bignosemac's return to the rails. Where were we today?  (Read 750 times)
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« on: August 12, 2020, 09:42:26 pm »

First train trip since my birthday on March 14th. I was living in a very different country back then.

No idea what the number signifies. It's 12 too many to be the answer to life, the universe and everything. And 10 too few to reference a Beatles song.

Where be?
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2020, 10:50:18 pm »

Could it be part of Frome station?
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 11:27:47 pm »

Could it be part of Frome station?

Asking, or answering?  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 11:29:13 pm »

And I've had one private message response asking whether it's related to my waist size...  Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2020, 11:44:31 pm »

It looks slightly Signaling related, though perhaps not on the national network, and the paint colours look like midland, could be a signal 54 'off' indicator, though quite a high number for most heritage railways. perhaps transport, but not railway, ferrys....
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2020, 12:00:16 am »

It looks slightly Signaling related, though perhaps not on the national network, and the paint colours look like midland, could be a signal 54 'off' indicator, though quite a high number for most heritage railways. perhaps transport, but not railway, ferrys....

Lots of speculation there, but nothing I can really answer without providing clues. Too soon for a clue.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 11:45:55 am »

First train trip since my birthday on March 14th. I was living in a very different country back then.

No idea what the number signifies. It's 12 too many to be the answer to life, the universe and everything. And 10 too few to reference a Beatles song.

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No idea where it be but looks like a signal repeater for signal operated by lever 54 in the signal box. When the lever to clear the signal is pulled the word ' OFF ' illuminates to let the train driver signal 54 is clear to proceed when the driver cannot see signal 54. Another form of this is a round array of white LEDs which look like a road side speed delimiter sign of which there is one on the down platform at Bath. If there is a black horizontal line next signal is other than a green. In brief an aid where a signal has a sighting problem.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2020, 01:46:27 pm »

It's in a small cobweb collection somewhere 😉
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 02:05:39 pm »

Is it Platform 54 at the newly-expanded Pilning Station?
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2020, 04:09:03 pm »

I suspect that this is not on the national network.
Looks like a common type of cheap bulkhead light fitting, coated black apart from the cut out for the number.

Network rail would probably have an expensive bespoke item.
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 04:26:20 pm »

Let's see ... how many platform tracks are there at Grand Central?  How many carriages on The Ghan?
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2020, 04:57:48 pm »

Few more hours, then a second picture.
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2020, 08:01:12 pm »

Only just twigged when editing this second pic that '54' in first pic is obviously signal related. I now think '54' is a repeater for station staff/conductor.

Same location:
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 08:40:03 pm »

I know, but will see if anyone else works it out.
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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2020, 09:44:36 pm »

Could it be part of Frome station?

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I've had a rethink and I'll have a guess at Didcot Railway Centre although I have to admit that I don't actually recognise it from my visits.
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