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 Post subject: manual crossing gates, semaphore signals and an A4
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:08 pm 

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Location: Surrey UK
LNER A4 60009 Union of South Africa, in steam, on the main line, where semaphore signals and manually operated x-ing gates are still in use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5TlGagv_0s


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 Post subject: Re: manual crossing gates, semaphore signals and an A4
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:45 am 

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Impressive! Sadly, it's likely all that we see--the manual gates, the mechanical signals--are likely to go away, probably before too long.

At the same time, I can't help but wonder if a segment of main line can be kept like this as a tourist attraction, complete with steam power on a fairly regular basis. As usual, location would have to be the key.


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 Post subject: Re: manual crossing gates, semaphore signals and an A4
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:04 am 

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This section of line is due to have the x-ing and signalling automated in 2014.


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