They spread around the BR network,particularly in the areas still served by slam-door stock,in the 90s
And the legacy of the slam door era yellow lines still lives on today, in the South... For example, Woolwich Arsenal, with a graciously low line speed of 20Mph through it; one cant help but notice the massive distance between the edge of the platform and the yellow line. One would expect a HST to be passing through at 125Mph if they saw that gap, only to be greeted by a sweet Networker (or occasionally a Class 376, and very soon Ufos.. I mean, 700s), crawling into the station as if it was trying to sneak up on you.
I guess some poor fella musta got it bad from a 415 once upon a time, im sure getting hit by those doors was more than just a headache.
Nontheless, pulling it back the initial question of interest, was there any reason for its apparently rapid application? As far as memory and pictures are concerned, one may as well claim it was an overnight phenomenon.
Only a simple one tonight. Does anyone know for certain when yellow lines on platforms became a thing on Underground Stations? And in fact, why they were introduced? Its been picking away at me and I haven't really been able to find anything concrete, only that it must've happened some time in the very late 90's early 2000's (which is vaguely what I seem to recall from some very early memories), but ive always wondered when and why they were introduced.
Living next to the railway certainly has its benefits; about an hour ago I heard the ufo-esque motors and ran to see a class 700 pull into my local station. A quick search confirms it as 5Z82, Blackfriars to Blackfriars via Denmark Hill, Lewisham, Woolwich Arsenal, Slade Green, Eltham, Lewisham, Denmark Hill and Blackfriars.
Certainly exciting times.
Does anyone know if this route going to be timetabled, alongside the Rainham services?
I assume that the Rainham being discussed here is the one in Kent (and not Essex) and the Luton being discussed here is the one in Bedfordshire (and not Kent).
Are my assumptions correct?
If so, it is in a way a shame, as through trains from Luton to Luton and from Rainham to Rainham (when in both cases the physical locations are many miles apart and the journeys are not circular) would be viable, albeit at the cost of perplexing any passengers who have no idea of geography.
(services to Rainham Essex might work better after the Goblin route has been energised)
Thine assumptions are indeed correct! The idea of a Rainham to Rainham service is certainly entertaining xD
I was travelling home late last night and as I arrived into Woolwich Arsenal, I noticed on the train describer a train which terminates at West Silvertown due to depart Woolwich Arsenal at 00:29. This struck me as absurdly odd. What is the point of such a service? Where does it go on to? And why not continue in revenue service?
I rather enjoy when the lights go out on '96 stock, it reminds me that they are getting old. As old as me But, in all seriousness, its getting more and more common now on stocks like the '96 stock, which, im not particularly against. The short bouts of darkness are quite fun imo.
Not so recently, I got on a '95 stock at Waterloo towards Warren Street, and all the lights in the first carriage were out except two by the interconnecting doors. I sat by the cab and just enjoyed the ride in the darkness.
Why is OJ20 semi-automatic? To prevent trains from carrying on when the service is suspended west of King's Cross and have to reverse via OJ17 and 18 points?
Also, why is A201 red in the after diagram?
For A.201, I assume its because it has a timed track circuit (and a policeman, a timed trainstop without a signal) in rear of it that means it can only clear once the train has cleared the timing section, ergo making A.201s default signal aspect that of being at danger; red. Extra fact (that could be fiction): The policeman in rear of A.201 is there to protect the crossover in advance of OJ.13, from overrun since A.201 does not provide sufficient overlap, for a train travelling at line speed as far as I know
For OJ.20, Im not sure, but to prevent reversers from carrying on makes sense. I THINK (although I cannot confirm since I am not in the country right now), the Inner Circle Limit of Shunt is right at OJ.20.
Having ridden only once so far on a refurbed unit (even though I get the Jubilee almost every day), I do like the new feel of the inside.
But since the retro feel is in (the original interior and seat moquette was quite retro imo) it wouldve been great though if they just made the interiors orange, wooden floors and used an orange, red and black rectangular seat moquette. Oops.
Ok, my point is, I just dont like the current moquette. I think its a bit,well, bland to be fair. Twould be nice if we went back to each stock having its own pattern. Maybe even the current pattern but in grey for the '96 stock. I just feel like, the moquette, whilst relatively new, feels really out of place and old in comparison to the rest of the brand spanking new interior. In contrast, the moquette worked perfectly with the '95 stock post refurb (and still does imo). It just removes from the freshness of the new interiors for the '96 stock I think.
Hey guys! (Im usure of whether to post this here or in the signals category, since its a bit of both)
According to Harsigs diagram on signalling from HotH to Amersham from 1962, JP13, the wrongway facing shunt signal on the Northbound road at Rickmansworth has an associated repeater signal some distance aft of it, called RJP13 which is also a disc. Does anyone have an image of this or other signals providing the same function? Or did they look the same as shunt discs which permit shunting in a yard when on?
Also, how popular were Shunt disc repeaters? Id have thought their usefulness was fairly limited since movements past shunt discs are cautionary by nature.
Anyway, images ahoy if anyone has any! Thanks in advance (of RJP13)! 😁
Looks like Harsig beat me to it, but: 2) OJ19E has speed control. 4) The resignalling caused a number of locking changes and we completely replaced the mechanical locking with new.
Not many people know of the trouble getting those tiles... I had to sit in the Courier's depot refusing to leave unless I had them!
Waiting for those tiles sounds like it was a mildly stressful affair :')
RE: 2) I assume by OJ19E you mean OJ14E (sorry if im being silly). That seems quite unusual (and hence even more interesting) to have the inner signal in the sequence speed controlled. Im guessing at 20/25mph. Any clues as to why this is so and not the outer signal(s)?
RE: 4) How long did that interlocking change take? It sounds like a fairly daunting task.