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« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2023, 08:04:18 »

Thread already running on this:
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=25152.0
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« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2023, 08:46:39 »


You'll find them merged now.   

We have so many threads on The Coffee Shop  Grin Grin that it can be hard to know where to post.  The moderators team is happy to merge topics where appropriate - thank you Jamsdad for bringing this to our attention.
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« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2024, 20:58:14 »

I am told that Truro SB (Signal Box) closed at 0039hrs on Tuesday 27th February.
Truro (previously Truro East) Signal Box: operational 1899-2024.

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« Reply #48 on: February 29, 2024, 07:36:36 »

I am told that Truro SB (Signal Box) closed at 0039hrs on Tuesday 27th February.
Truro (previously Truro East) Signal Box: operational 1899-2024.

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So sad to read this, even knowing it was/is inevitable.
Many of my boyhood memories involve seeing the 'box' frequently (but never being inside).
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« Reply #49 on: February 29, 2024, 09:58:07 »

I am told that Truro SB (Signal Box) closed at 0039hrs on Tuesday 27th February.
Truro (previously Truro East) Signal Box: operational 1899-2024.

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Another one bites the dust

Lets hope that the replacement will give as long and as valuable service
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« Reply #50 on: February 29, 2024, 19:24:18 »

So sad to read this, even knowing it was/is inevitable. Many of my boyhood memories involve seeing the 'box' frequently (but never being inside).
I have also been past the box on many occasions: I would also have jumped at the chance to go inside had I been offered it.

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« Reply #51 on: February 29, 2024, 19:24:45 »

I noted this morning that the Eastern Park and Ride site in Truro had a section marked off as GWR (Great Western Railway) parking. No vehicles parked and I can't find any instructions as to how it's supposed to be used. No publicity means no users.
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« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2024, 05:40:28 »

I noted this morning that the Eastern Park and Ride site in Truro had a section marked off as GWR (Great Western Railway) parking. No vehicles parked and I can't find any instructions as to how it's supposed to be used. No publicity means no users.
It is for Network Rail staff and equipment involved in the current Cornish works.
Also as overflow parking for rail replacement vehicles if required.
Network Rail has been using it all week.
Not for public use in any way.
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« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2024, 12:42:51 »

At least the Liskeard Box will still stay. Apart from being a lovely building, it also has an interesting bit of history . A young Harold Wilson was signed up with Labour Party membership in the Liskeard Signal Box as the duty signalman was also secretary of the local Labour Party. I think this deserves a Blue Plaque!
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« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2024, 12:52:01 »

The re-signalled area is now on signalmaps:

https://signalmaps.co.uk/#cornwall:1159

Not much to see until Monday 11th March mind you.
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« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2024, 16:46:45 »

At least the Liskeard Box will still stay. Apart from being a lovely building, it also has an interesting bit of history . A young Harold Wilson was signed up with Labour Party membership in the Liskeard Signal Box as the duty signalman was also secretary of the local Labour Party. I think this deserves a Blue Plaque!

Blimey - I bet that signalman ended up in the House of Lords with Harold's other friends!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2024, 19:41:47 »

I'm down in Cornwall for a couple nights. A little break along with some not too taxing mystery shopping jobs. Plenty of free time so I visited a few station to take some pictures.

Truro. The new signalling is in place and powered up.




Par. The signal arms have gone. S&T (Signalling and Telegraph) busy today laying cabling.



St Erth. This box and the semaphore signalling are staying for the time being.



And finally... It was Wednesday. No trains stopping here today. #Jethro



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« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2024, 19:50:25 »

Great set of images, particularly the ones at Truro.
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« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2024, 19:57:11 »

Thank you Justin, lovely shots
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« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2024, 20:11:43 »

I presume CL, as seen on the Truro signal posts, refers to Cornwall. New workstation at Exeter 'box, yes?
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