torsdag, desember 15, 2005



In the darkness of Saturday morning, large numbers of the S&T Department descended on Quorn and Woodhouse station. Over the next two hours they prepared the signalling there for its first day in operational use. Crosses were removed from semaphore arms and bags from colour light heads. Signal lamps were lit, scotches and locks were removed from points. Signals, points and telephones were given a final check. Meanwhile Signalmen Mark Jacques and Trevor Willett were being given a guided tour of the new box and a quick rundown of any peculiarities. Finally, shortly before half past nine, Signals 26, 27, 28 and 29 were pulled off and the Up road was cleared for the first train to pass through. It is worth noting that Mark Jacques was present in the original Quorn box on its last day of operation in 1965 and worked the new Quorn box on its first day of operation. That's a long time between shifts !

2 Comments:

Blogger Martin Glaz Serup said...

Det er et fantastisk billede! Jeg drikker en Heineken imens jeg ser på det!

10:36 p.m.  
Blogger Insensatez said...

Ja er det ikke? Jeg ryger en rød Prince mens jeg ser på det. Railroad porn!

2:32 p.m.  

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