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Stansfield Hall Junction: January 2015

Work on the implementation of the Todmorden West curve continues, and on the interlocking at Stansfield Hall Junction. Recent developments, and the new signals on the approaches to Todmorden, are shown in the following images. We remain grateful to our regular contributors for their informed support.

Signal PN317 at Todmorden, 3 October 2014

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Signal PN317 at Todmorden, 3 October 2014

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Signal PN320 at Dobroyd Crossing, showing new footbridge; 3 October 2014

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Close up of signal PN320 at Dobroyd Crossing; 3 October 2014

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Signal PN320 at Dobroyd Crossing, with feather illuminated for Todmorden West curve; 3 October 2014.

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Signal PN318 on Todmorden West curve, looking towards Todmorden Viaduct Junction 3 October 2014.

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Signal PN337 on Todmorden West curve 3 October 2014, looking towards Todmorden Viaduct Junction (Stansfield Hall Junction behind photographer).

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Stansfield Hall Junction showing junction points with Todmorden West curve, with eastbound empty oil tanks from Preston Docks passing on 3 October 2014.

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Stansfield Hall - Hall Royd curve looking towards the re-sited signal PN339 (PN338 on left on bracket), with eastbound empty oil tanks passing on 3 October 2014.

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Looking from TWPS ramp at Stansfield Hall Junction towards signal PN337.

 

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Todmorden Viaduct Junction with signal PN321 in view, 3 October 2014

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Todmorden Viaduct Junction with Kirkby terminator formed of unit 150.271 passing over the junction with signal PN321 on the up L&Y line in view.

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150.271 stands at signal PN318 waiting to return to Kirkby on 3 October 2014.

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Preston panel as seen on 11 January 2015. Note how the DCE Siding has now been removed.

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The inside of Preston panel as seen on 11 January 2015.

Rumour has it that the final works on the Preston Power Signal Box panel to allow a train to travel in the Up direction from Stansfield Hall Junction to Todmorden Viaduct Junction were completed on the evening of 31 January 2015, and the photo below shows the route set and awaiting a train...

Preston Power Signal Box panel detail showing route set for a train to pass in the Up direction from Stansfield Hall Junction to Todmorden Viaduct Junction on 30 January 2015.

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Click here to see the on-line version of the Preston Power Signal Box panel showing signal berth occupancy in real time. The first train conveying fare-paying passengers ran over the curve on 17 May 2015, and images of the first train are here. Chris Littlewood has provided signal box diagrams for Stansfield Hall and Todmorden East Junctions here.